ClassyBeagle (291) - 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, í12
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 itís nothing to write home about.
monk191 (607) - 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 (253) - 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 (2029) - 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 (1048) - 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 yearís vintage, it was too hot right now. good flavor that im sure would have gotten better over time. dont drink this one too soon.
viyh (71) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dry style stout. Thick and smoky, plenty of deep roasted notes here. Just a tiny hint of dark bakers chocolate and caramel, but no sweetness. A hardcore and tasty stout.
beertholomeus (366) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee aroma. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt flavors. Medium full body and low carbonation. roasted malt and chocolate finish.
jerseyjohn71 (111) - corsicana, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
caramel, coffee, nuts, chocolate, toast, roasty, resin, leather, alcohol, licorice, black oil. minimal head, medium bitterness over all. full body, feel sticky, average carbonation, bitter finnish
coreyc1221 (239) - Truckee, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fudge chocolate, coffee and tobacco aroma. Black brown color with thin white head, Very chocolate start with mellowed out vanilla aftertaste. Has some hazelnut in it maybe.
fidelis83 (1728) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a 1 finger, soapy to creamy tan head that has good retention. Aroma is full of roast and nutty notes, some chocolate, dark coffee, burnt sugar, licorice and light, but sharp dark fruit notes. Flavor is slightly sweet caramel and chocolate up front, reminds me of a Riesenís candy, actually, then a little char, nutty notes, coffee, a little toffee, light leather and mineral notes and some light fruity and pine notes to the finish. Medium body with a creamy feel throughout and a light to moderate carbonation with a fairly soft feel. Very good stuff overall, the flavor profile is dead on, I could drink a ton of this stuff, unfortunately the price and alcohol content means I wonít.