phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at the brewery. Pours a deep opaque brown with a small beige head. Aroma of rich chocolate, roast, earthy funk, mild peppery spice, wood, and nuts. Flavor is equally rich and chocolaty. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, funky, sweet, and roasty mouthfeel. I’d give the slight edge to the earlier version but it’s been a while. Still very good.
Cwrw42 (23) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW! Not for the, this faint of heart, this stout doesn’t pour it oozes into the glass like oil filling the glass with a dense black liquid topped with a dark dense head. The initial aroma is reminiscent of soy sauce but its full of roasted malt character and complexity. For its size this stout drinks very easily with a full pallette and rich maltiness. Hops are present but only enough to balance but not detract from the stunning malt profile.
I picked up a couple of other beers from Jester King on a trip to Austin earlier this summer and now I am eagerly looking forward to tasting them.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a subsided tan head.
Aroma: Roasted dark malt, coffee, mineral.
Taste: Burnt roast, dark chocolate, black coffee, peppery hops, finishes burnt roasty.
Mouthfeel: Rough lively carb. Full bodied.
Overall: I was amazed at how much changing the yeast changed this particular beer. I think I like the original better, but by no means is this inferior.
SudsMcDuff (5374) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 take a really nice beer, loose control of the yeast in your brewhouse, sell it even though you messed it up, and then sell it as a new product... and you have this beer....
davey101 (566) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle into a tulip. Thanks a ton to gtermi for the bottle! Opening causing an initial gush.
A - Pours a pitch black body with an insane amount of dense mocha foam.
S - Crazy blast of farmhouse yeast. Sour and lactic acid, cherries, and spices. On the end is some light roast and intense coffee. One of the most interesting stout aromas.
T - Sour cherries, super bitter coffee beans, milk chocolate and roasted malts, coriander and spices. Becomes a bit too "mineraly" towards the end, but this is very unique and flavorful. Mouth feel is super creamy and silky, a swish in the mouth cause sit to foam up.
O - A very unique and delicious stout. Despite the mediocre reviews I really like this beer. Belgian yeast notes intertwined with traditional stout notes. Awesome stuff!
dresden (668) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black tar with a tan foamy head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast malt and floral hops. Quite bitter and dry, a little farmhouse yeast, apretty interesting beer.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft roast soft chocolate ... lightest funk nose ... little too fizzy .. dark malts ... solid roats ... big big roast ... dark malts ... rich chocolate ... little bitter roast ... dark chocalate ... .
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle at Craig’s. A black beer with a tan head that dies away early. Aroma of roasty malt, liquorice, musty yeast, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Quite dry to finish.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Thick brown/black, foamy brown head fades to a fragile ring. Surprising amount of smoke, dark chocolate, black pepper, soft oaky brett, light booze, touch of vanilla nose. Quite fizzy, dark chocolate roast, dry roast, light fruity yeast esters, warm booze, co2 prickle, big roast bitterness on the finish. Not that funky, too fizzy for me, but nice enough.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy shit this is good. Black oily appearance. Thin tan ring head. Heavily roasted aroma. Milky texture with deep roasted malt and smoky flavors. Excellent strong, bitter, woody finish. Warms ya.