Wittales (633) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear jet black with diminishing tan creamy 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, cocoa powder and hints of alcohol. Taste are roasted black, coffee, chocolate malts with touches of bitter cocoa nibs and alcohol. Palate was soft creamy smooth CO2 with medium body, then lasting smooth oily balanced finish. A great American stout.
rbrazell (1631) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from CBX. Black pour with a thick fluffy tan head. Aroma is heavy of the roasted barley malt, bitter cocoa, light ash, hints of coffee and just a touch of grassy hops. Creamy, bittersweet chocolate flavor with roasted maltiness, ash and hints of grassy hops. Milky body with carbonation on the low end. Fantastic rendition of a stout, not heavy and not light. Great balance throughout.
Tide (1764) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Boulder liquor mart. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with chocolate, nuts, roasted malts, vanilla, licorice and coffee. Bitter finish with hops, roasted malts, licorice and coffee. Excellent stout.
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. dark pour with thick bubbly tan head. lacing. big roasted malt and coffee aroma. roasted malts with deep dark chocolate. coffee finish. big body. really nice stout.
Dr_MedievAle (164) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma: mexican chocolate, cinnamon, chai tea
appearance: dark semi-opaque coffee body; beige and creamy head.
taste: sweet chocolate milk; spicy cardamom; bitter but soft cocoa powder finish.
palate: light body--thin and soft to flat carbonation. finishes really smooth.
drank this really fast. could easily drink another. if the price was lower, this would be a go-to sweetish stout for me. not very complex, but refreshing and completely agreeable.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Medium beige head that mostly dissipates atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some caramel, light coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, earthy, light caramel. Medium body, light stickiness.
Hop_Hedonist (245) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Prominent alcohol detracts from the overall flavour - lighter bodied than expected - kinda two dimensional roasted malt and earthy hops. Pleasant but not outstanding.
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear flat black body under a one finger fizzy light brown head that slowly faded. The nose is fairly roasty, but there’s a lot of nutty and husky maltiness as well. It smells more like a brown ale than it does a Stout actually. The flavor is much the same, too much nutty and caramel maltiness and too little roasted and burnt malt. There’s a bit of roast and coffee on the finish, but hardly what I was expecting. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a fairly short finish. At least the alcohol is pretty well hidden for being 8.5%. This one, not so good.
dls13dls (58) - Royse City, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Same bottle as picture... cocoa nose. thin tan head. Coffee with cocoa accents. Full body, silky and great mouth-feel. has slight lacing. A good stout..
stevoj (2095) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Once you get past the cheesy label, a great beer awaits. Dark murky brown to black in color, with thin beige head, creamy but not substantial like an Guinness. Nose is coffee, roast grains, dark chocolate, burnt toast. Taste is roast grains with a tinge of bitterness, deep burnt flavor lingers. Slick and velvety, goes down smooth.