djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can thanks to John. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, cocoa, licorice. Slick body, dark chocolate, licorice, lingering dryness, very good.
drjay44 (3377) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2016 Draft. Pours a medium, well retained, beige head, with attractive layered lacing, over a clear dark brown (SRM 30) body......nose is roasted malts with cocoa, chocolate, lighter coffee, mild herbal hops, balance to the malts......taste is high roasted malts with light cocoa, chocolate, mild coffee, moderate sweetness, with light toffee/caramel, hints of dried fruits, finishing with moderate hop and burnt malt bitterness.....mouth feel, medium body, mild alcohol, carbonation almost creamy. This is a rich, heavily roasted malt beer. It is a bit too sweet for the stated style but is quite pleasant as a mid-winter drink, not quite so for summer. Above to pleasure, below to style. BJCP 7/3/10/4/6
zoucrew102 (1344) - - JUL 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint can. Roasted malt aroma with notes of bittersweet chocolate and a hint of coffee. Pours black with one finger of light brown head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with roasted malt flavors and a bit of chocolate sweetness with a rich body and creamy mouthfeel. Finishes with bittersweet chocolate as well as a bit of roast coffee. Excellent stout!
Frank (3976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a bit sweet for my liking bit it does have a nice chocolatey malt character. The sweetness highlights a certain fruitiness which is nice but also clashes with the strongly bitter finish. This seems well brewed bit the recipe isn’t doing it for me.
drfabulous (6428) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 ounce can thanks to wchesser. Big dark pour. Creamy for sure. Chocolate. Big body. Well doen.
Ernest (7286) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted grain, unsweetened chocolate), with a light note of peppermint. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Surprisingly timid nose with very little going on...it’s rare that I find a stout this shy to show its aromas, even after warming. What’s more odd is that it smells like peppermint was added. The mouthfeel and flavor balance are nice, though, so even though the aroma offers virtually nothing to lure you in, it’s a pleasant sipper. Third try from this brewery and still not finding any magic here unfortunately. Maybe they’re only notable from draft? Dunno.
ajnepple (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2016 16 oz single can from the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Black appearance with a sticky tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Similar flavor, rich, dark and roasted with a bittersweet finish. Medium plus body with a smooth creamy feel. A little "meaty" or something, but pretty good overall.
Garrold (4122) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, by way of trade with HenrikO. Cheers Henrik! Clear, very dark, chestnut brown. Thin, very sticky, lasting, tan head. Nose has fruity, dark chocolate. Liquorice. Baked stone fruit. Light roast coffee bean. Taste is soft, treacle sweet. Turns roast malt bitter. Good balance. Very smooth, and easy drinking. A fruity tang turns up, and mixes nicely with the chocolatey, treacly sweetness.
sudsmeister (74) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can. Served at around 50 degrees in a mug.
Very nice pour with decent and short lasting head. Mostly opaque in the mug.
Nose is coffee and cocoa. Taste is much the same but with a ton of nice malt. A little bit of anise there, too.
This is the best brew I have sampled from this brewery and will be buying it again.
lightbias (447) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s an exhausting day and definitely spring, but still cool in the evening; the perfect evening for a stout. I’ve been looking at this and wanting it badly, but wanted it to be right for the moment. The instant I peel back the tab on this brew, I know I’ve made the right choice.
- The aroma is espresso; a dark, roasted nutty chocolate, and I can smell the richness of it, and it promises so much. I pour, and the body seems lighter than I expect from the aroma. Deep brown, a ruby reflection in the light darkens as the beer fills the glass. The foam rises, a creamy latte hue, and eventually develops a two finger depth; the head thick and spongy, visually quite beautiful.
- The scent is arousing, my mouth watering in anticipation, and I sip through the thick suds, drawing the creamy beer over my lips. The body is almost downy on my tongue, surprisingly light but heavy in experience. Old leather and a touch of ash adds a bit of romance to the flavor, the malts commanding, but not overpowering.
- Smooth and dreamy, the carbonation gives a lift to the body, and carries the whole experience through to an immensely gratifying finish. Consistent and delicious...right down to my very last, very sad drop.