Daytonbeer (650) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan bead and no lacing. Aroma of candy chocolate and licorice. Taste is strong roasted malts, alcohol, and coffee liquor.
Maverick34 (2311) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour from bottle with beige head. Roasted malts and chocolates predominate. Coffee and bitter chocolate finish.
boozedude (1851) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
4 pack shared with pals at club w... pitch dark black pour..semi thick light brown head... chocolate aroma and taate... creamy goodness.. This is excellent
unclemike (2269) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black, just some brown in the sides. Small, initially fizzy, beige head that settles as a fine creamy top. Aroma has dark chocolate, cocoa, mild coffee, sweetness, oats, mild piney hops. Medium carbonation, lovely creamy and fairly dry mouthfeel. Flavour is nice, elegant, soft roasted, good coffee, nice chocolate elegance. Good malty dryness in the finish.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Flying Pie Meridian. Black pour with a lingering brown head. Coffee/licorice aroma with a tinge of chocolate. Fairly dry with a bitter finish. Lingering smooth drinker with a myriad of flavors involved.
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Robust brew, like an imperial without the massive hops or sweetness or alcohol. A strong dry export, perhaps? Chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of coffee and licorice. Bitterness in the flavor brings it together nicely."
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 30th street. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate coffee and some licorice. Taste is as the aroma with a touch of smoke and some vanilla.
Tonkun (873) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost pitch black pour with an off white head that dissipated quickly. Dark roast, chocolate, coffee, nuts. Good carbonation. Medium to full body. Refreshing and relatively smooth and well balanced finish. Nice
superspak (2684) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light coffee, herbal, grass, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. A bit too perfumy on hops in the nose. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, herbal, grass, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good stout style. Good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Travlr (12269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Extremely dark brown color, small brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, subtle vanilla. Taste has vanilla, coffee, light licorice. A bit boozy but OK
northropfrye (2246) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Grand Forks. A really decent stout. Dark, with foamy white head, some nice lacing. A bit of a nutty aroma. Malty, loads of roastiness to this and a touch of coffee. Quality.