blueshockey24 (199) - Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is Malt, Chocolate and marshmallow. Taste is sweet chocolate malt with a dark bitter chocolate finish. Pretty good.
notalush (5563) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - pours black with an off-white lace - nose of dark fruit, berries, chocolate, espresso - medium to full body - has a moderate acidity that cuts through the dense maltiness to provide balance - moderate roast and dark malt bitterness - flavors of chocolate, berries, espresso, tobacco - moderately spicy and acidic in the finish - solid.
stevoj (3331) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. I’ll admit I went for the high rated beers first, but there’s a reason they’re highly regarded. Big roast grains in aroma and taste, bitter bite lingers. Head fades fast, pretty thick coating on the glass. But this ones all about the roast malt. Really delicious.
PartyFowle (803) - - DEC 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pitch-black with a creamy cappuccino head that appears late. Aroma is incredible: cocoa and cream, walnut, wet toast, prune, a touch of anise and smoke. The flavor doesn’t have as much complexity as the nose, but is smooth nonetheless, with intense roast, licorice and green hops up front followed by a pruny finish, with lingering bread crust and cacao. The body is creamy and substantial, but it drinks like a much lighter beer.
gkeh (359) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A meal in a glass, indeed. Pour is motor oil black, Dark tan head. Mild carbonation. The head dissipates soon, but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is intense bitter chocolate, roasted malts, bitter coffee. Taste follows, with a big creamy mouthfeel. A really tasty stout.
NachlamSie (3108) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 pack of cans from the brewery. This is a super dark stout with a nice khaki head. Aroma is extra roasty and sharp with notes of espresso, soil, bitter hops, ash and baking chocolate. The palate is rich and full with medium carbonation. Tannic but pleasant roasted flavors abound, espresso and baking chocolate being the most prominent. Excellent cold weather beverage.
Drake (11442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
LSAT Freedom Trip #208. Tallboy can shared at a tasting. Dark brown, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, mild nuts. Medium bodied, lingering roast.
Livendadream (191) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pours black color with a big frothy tan head that lingers leaving massive amounts of lace. Aromas of chocolate,espresso and a faint whiff of alcohol. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, malt and coffee. Thick chewy body, creamy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation and a smooth, dry finish. A marvelously crafted stout that is easy to drink. Creamy goodness in a can. This is one bold brew! Outstanding!
DrunkSanta410 (770) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours black, nice brown head with good retention. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, toasted malts, a bit of faint vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate, a bit of fruit, espresso, toasted malts, a bit of piney hops in the back end. Pretty good. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Nice beer!
Kavu (3480) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6oz on tap @ Backstreet Grill, Albuquerque. Pours very dark red with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate and hops. Very soft. Nice.