Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with a small white head. Aroma is vanilla, roasted, and a little dark chocolate. Taste is more vanilla, coffee, roast, dark chocolate, and an almost woody finish.
Sammer (1025) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark pour. Milk chocolate, coffee and malt tastes, with a hint of booze. Very balanced and nice.
grimreaperguru (231) - santee, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a jet black color with a somewhat creamy brown head.The aroma was of roasted malt,coffee, with a hint of chocolate.The flavor was of strong coffee with notes chocolate and roasted malt.The body was full with a creamy finish.Overall a good beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: January 01, 2012
Appearance: black, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: roasted and chocolate aroma, sweet caramel
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, caramel sweetness, dark chocolate bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
BeerFanDan17 (974) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice robust stout with rich roasted coffee and milk chocolate tones. Very drinkable.
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin, weakness across the main flavors. Burnt comes through too much. Aftertaste lacks anything enjoyable. Front end is non-offensive. Not that great, not that bad...meh.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Errl) Pours an opaque black body with a spare brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, anise, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, grass, chocolate, some dark fruit, and coffee.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black with tick tan head, aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, flavor is the same, velvet texture full body, very smooth
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 Bottle. Pours black with rich tan head. Aroma of rich dark roast and dark chocolate. Flavor is much the same, not as sweet as I Imagined, but malty and has hints of espresso that ends with a solid dark roasted bitterness. Mouthfeel is silky, smooth with heavy body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, tasty brew!!
StefanSD (2072) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium khaki head that slowly recedes to a coarse film. The aroma is big with chocolate, dark fruits and roasted barley. The flavor is similar roasted barley taking center stage and chocolates and coffee having only a minor supporting role. Has a good biter walnut counterbalance to round things out. The palate is silky smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with a lingering aftertaste of biter walnuts and roasted barley. Overall: Biter, no sweetness, roasted barley, coffee--not bad.