Awktoberfest (329) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good stout with lots of strong flavored...deep roasted barley is the stand out...sticks with you with the bitter lingering taste...gets better as it warms...creepy label had to drink it quick to get it out of the house
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freeofthoughts (682) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged 2 years. Pours near black with tan head. Nice aroma of chocolates and roasted grains. The flavor is mild for a strong stout with smooth roasted grains and accompanied flavors, with a light berry flavor and other dark fruits. Easy carbonation is very easy to drink. Very well adjusted after two years.
Mikerodrigo (5) - - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I can see why the World Cup of 2012 gave a bronze medal to this beer. It is smooth, not syrupy at all. Extremely well balanced in flavor, texture, and after taste. Strong coffee notes followed by the espresso. Great beer indeed.
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Fatehunter (1605) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Two and half fingers of tan head on a black body. The pour had bubbles dancing all over.
The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Really nice.
The taste starts with a mild bitter, then dark bitter chocolate, a little caramel and finishes with milk. Amazing depth, complexity and development.
Smooth texture with low carbonation and a heavy body.
The taste was perfect and the rest of the beer supported it well.
fiulijn (16186) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WA
Black color, small head. The aroma is a bit too mild, some roasted malts, then chocolate and a trace of tobacco. Very good chocolate flavor, lean body, smooth mouthfeel. Strong bitterness, but not excessive.
Excellent, balanced, quite elegant too.
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with big, foamy, brown head / Rich, dry nose of toasted barley, tobacco, chocolate, and caramel / Medium to full body, dry, toast, excellent balance and moderately bitter finish / Mellow flavors of bittersweet chocolate, plum, prune, and roast coffee / The flavors are a little subdued, even cooked, but this is very well put together.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Mike, thanks bud! Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is roasty with some ash and a moderate chocolate. Mild pine hops with touches of licorice. Flavor is similar. Roasty with a rich dark chocolate malt backing, touches of licorice, a light pine note, and hints of vanilla. Finishes clean and somewhat dry with a light bitterness and a clean roast balanced by plenty of chocolate. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a soft, light carbonation Overall, a pretty solid foreign stout. Lots of chocolate with a balanced roast backing as well as a light hop, licorice, and vanilla note. Nice beer.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black pour with a tan head, lots of carbonation. Aroma of burnt coffee, licorice. Bitter and sweet. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Nice alcohol heat.
crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice one here, caramel, roasty, a bit boozy though. But overall a solid mini-"impy" stout.
Narnad (1495) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black colored brew topped with a tall creamy tan head. Aroma has a great coffee bitterness and chocolate malt combo providing a richly inviting malty brew. Flavor is all malt. Early dark chocolate notes are overtaken by modest coffee bitterness and this fades to a nice burnt malt roasted character at the end with a slight salty kick. Body is has moderate amount of density with a slightly creamy feeling too it. Overall not a bad stout. I like seeing someone put out a true foreign stout (albeit marketed as an American Stout). as the alcohol doesn’t come into play in the flavor at all and the hops presence is nil. With very rich roasted malt character, this makes for a great drinking brew on cold nights.