bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Sort of chalky burnt malt aroma. Near med body. Flavor is chocolate, with some coffee, and burnt malt. It’s fairly smooth burnt malt. Decent enough. Bitter finish.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Relatively weak aroma, with roasted malts and a hint of coffee. The flavor has roasted malts, old coffee, and some weird sweet-ish notes. Not bad, I guess.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours dark brown / orange with a ring of head. Aroma of roasted malts, soured notes and some butter. Flavour of roasted malts and odd soured notes. Not good. Strange flavours that are not well-integrated.
mcberko (4845) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz. bottle, split 5 ways, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, toasted malt, light molasses and toasted bread. Flavour is metallic, iodine, bread and sour notes - something wrong here. Thin palate with a spoiled flavour profile. Not good at all.
Headbanger (2748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 12/22/11 (Jack’s Mountain Home)-40° in Snifter-Pours black with ruby tints with a small tan covering for a head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same with some bitterness. This full bodied brew is not bad.
BigSound (194) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured to a snifter.
Pours a dark black, tan two finger head that leaves nice lacing.
Sweet aroma, dark fruit, a little roast. Dry in flavor compared to nose, nice roasty malt, not as much of the dark fruit i was expecting after the nose, strange metallic finish. Fairly light body for a stout but easy to drink.
Overall a nice beer to try but nothing to write home about.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Pours pitch black with a creamy, deeply tanned head. The aroma is nutty with loads of milk chocolate and subtle smoke. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is solid, but a bit boring. Finishes very roasty and moderately bitter. Very drinkable. Bottle courtesy of 50belair!
kathouse (726) - Nevada, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tan head sits on this black ale. Typical aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Quite a bit of bitterness is apparent. Low carbonation gives a thick mouthfeel and syrupy flow. Roasted malts and coffee give way to a lingering bitterness.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
First stout I have poured that did not go to a head! This is also my first brew to try from the state of Nevada. On its own this brew has some fine qualities in both taste and aroma (smooth, full of dark chocolate and strong coffee) but somewhat lacking in texture (quite thin) when compared to other brews in the Russian imperial stout style. The alcohol is very well hidden (9% ABV) but it is still there so enjoy responsibly! One interesting note is the thin sheen on top of the beer; at times it forms intricate designs that a barista would make on your cappuccino!
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Roasted malt and smoke aromas. A little thin in the body but not bad with smokey malt, caramel, and chocolate flavors.