troopie (2290) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Black pour with thick beige head. Roast aroma, with a strong barley. Full bodied roast, chocolate and coffee flavour. Finish is more barley, with coffee and chocolate edge
RedSox2004 (1587) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty much black with a one-finger head that left nice lacing down the glass. Roasted malts and bread dominate the smell. Coffee, though not as strong in the smell, was clear in the taste, which also included some chocolate and dark fruit. All of which is well balanced by a surprising amount of hops bitterness. Medium bodied with more carbonation than expected, smooth like a good porter.
dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very dark stout, with a medium head, this beer has strong caramelized flavor with a nice balance of hops. It is quite good. Very distinct aroma of malt and medium hoppiness.
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
*12 oz. bottle* Look: Black body, small mocha head. Smell: German chocolate cake, roasted malts hints of coffee bean, smells rich. Taste: Bitter chocolate, burnt malts, cherry pit, espresso, pine bitterness finishes. Feel: Medium smooth body, tight carbonation. Overall: This is pretty solid. Very decent stout. Not very complex yet still enjoyable. The aroma is superior to the flavor (IMO). This isn’t offensive in any way. For it being 8.5%, this drinks like more like a 6% beer. Slightly above the middle of the road stouts. This brew is worthy.
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle 11/1/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-46° in English Pint-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of big chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite smooth. Nice brew.
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FROM NOTES: June 29, ’12
A: Smell is chocolate and mocha, roast coffee, and earth. Started out fairly intense, but fading midway through the glass.
A: Pours dark black with 1/2 finger dark mocha head. No retention or lacing.
T: slightly stale coffee, then mocha and chocolate. Lots of roasted flavors, maybe even burnt. Light chocolate bitters in the finish with hop profile hidden under that.
P: Feel is light and creamy.
O: I would get it again but it’s nothing to write home about.
monk191 (1609) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good stout. Pours a thick black with. Not much head. Smells great, like a snickers bar and French vanilla. Taste starts sweet, very creamy with a toasty finish. Had in the bottle.
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robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours jet black, with small brown head. Aroma is rubbing alcohol and rubber bands. Flavor is bitter, oxidized, with maybe a hint of coffee. Creamy and dry texture with a mild coffee and alcohol finish. Not a fan...
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with minimal tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Taste is medium bitter and follows aroma. Coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, very good. I would gladly drink this again.
fluffy (2249) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
my bad for not letting this age longer. being this year’s vintage, it was too hot right now. good flavor that im sure would have gotten better over time. dont drink this one too soon.