jaghana (5389) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65cl, on tap @fine mousse, a dark beer with medium copper head, Nose is very nice on dark chocolate and coffee, very enjoying nose. Aroma is on mocha, biscuit, toasted nuts, dark chocolate, smooth, well done. Touch of berries at the finish, lot of dark chocolate, nice, touch of smoked malt, complex and extremely well done.
mintzmeet (438) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No nose. Nice head. Good thickness. Interesting flavor, not so sweet, semi industrial flavored (metallic?). But good porter though.
jsnicholas (511) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22oz $6): Dark reddish brown, small tan head. aroma most roasted malts. Taste was smokey malts. Medium body and carbonation. Slight chocholate fading into slight coffee in the end.
RobertDale (5263) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Some bitterness. Pretty good.
kkettler (26) - - NOV 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a jet black with moderate lace and light tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and nuts. Tastes like bitter chocolate and coffee. A pleasant stout all around.
jbruner (3858) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with thin khaki head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of earthy malt and fruity yeast, a hint of chocolate. Taste follows, no soy notes, thank you. Very solid.
Blairgus (4047) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 July 2015, tap at Laurelwood Brewing Co in Portland airport. Ruby/black. Nose is tobacco and licorice. Med body and moderately fizzy, mildly creamy. Thin, oily, tobacco, mild licorice, some burnt toast. Nice.
bytemesis (6454) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear chestnut, medium tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, a bit burned, ashtray, coffee grounds. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, lots of roast. Medium body. Solid.
stantheman (881) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Stateside Craft on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. An almost black beer with moderate light tan head and faint nose of chocolate. Frankly, I’m not raving on this one, compared to other raters. I’m finding a thin bodied watery beer. Chocolate, yup. Not much else. 2.6.
SHIG (4386) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Poured a black with light tan head. Toasty roasty malt nose. Nice mix of sweet chocolate and bitter roast malts.