JDBaker11058 (1411) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: dark brown into a snifter, half a finger of dense khaki head, minimal lacing. Aroma: pretty typical stout nose, with chocolate, dark caramel malts, some coffee. Taste: semi-sweet dark chocolate, general roast, some coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Finish: slightly sweet, with a hint of licorice and coffee and vanilla. Notes: Decent enough. Balanced flavors, good palate. Not a huge imperial stout, but tasty. Bottle from Total Wine, McLean, VA.
wlajwl (4193) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is coffee, dark malts and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is dark malts, coffee, dark fruit, fruit, mild chocolate and a mix of mild sweetness and acidity in the finish.
Aurelius (4497) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sweet, roasted, nutty aroma with some creosote. Nice label, standard 12oz longneck, oily pour, thin clingy khaki foam. Light cocoa just as it crosses the lips, coffee, some earthiness, not terribly fruity but there’s some raisinette candy to this. ABV is well played, you can only really tell the gravity after it becomes chummy with you. This is a nicely sipping beer, and I enjoyed it. ABC, Bull Run.
chinchill (2447) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz 2013 bottle into a Belgian snifter.
Pours an effervescent dark brown, looking black in the glass, with an oversized head, Very good retention but limited lacing.
S: Dark roasted grains, a little booze and hints of coffee and toffee. Seems a bit too sweet and, perhaps, contaminated.
Taste: largely follows the nose, but better, being less boozy and having more smoke and char, and a stronger dark roasted grain component.
Feel: Medium bodied; medium+ carbonation; some warming
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a very dark brown with a thin creamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, leather, nuts, chocolate. The taste is chocolate, leather, dark fruits, roasted malts. Medium bodied, low carbonation, prickly booze. Solid.
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just an earthy, rich, pecan, hickory, black coffee tasting stout. A little acidic and a little like caramel. I get it.
dfinney23 (1938) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks alike a stout -- dark with a tan head. Tastes like a stout -- chocolate over roasted coffee. Not bad but forgettable in the crowded stout landscape.
AlmostHome (32) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good, seasonal beer. Dark and, I would say, almost creamy. Thick and lush with a great head. Definitely malty.
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radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Spacebar. Poured a near pitch black, maybe dark cola color with a small creamy tan head. Roasted malts, light dark chocolate, touch of bitter coffee. Light roasted sweetness. Medium mouthfeel. Not bad.
GranvilleTim (1730) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with a dark brown pour. Aroma is roasted malt, sweetness. Taste is roasted malt, little chalky, light touch of dark fruits Little thin but ok tasting.