TBone (13818) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark opaque brown color, small tiny brown head. Sweet kandi sugar, hints of vanilla, light toasted notes. Full-bodied. Oily palate. Some vanilla, cocoa, light toasted notes. Crisp finish, lower carbonation could do good for this.
Ratman197 (11092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear dark brn with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, cocoa, ligh smoke and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was medium bodiued and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, cocoa, and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours a clear dark reddish amber with a medium frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee. The taste is caramel, roasted malts, berries, nuts, anise, herbal notes and vanilla. Medium bodied. Nice.
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Papago. Nearly a black pour with a tan head. Aroma is up front with some plums, molasses, milk chocolate and some oaky/alcohol notes. Flavor is lightly tart, molasses notes, cocoa, prunes...don’t taste much oak.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Tap n Handle Foco. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Roasty, woody, dark chocolate malty aroma. Very nice and delicious, big cocoa, fairly toasty/woody, vanilla, light caramel flavor. Kick ass.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Parry’s dark black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of lactose, milk chocolate, creamy mocha and slight coffee, hints of coconut and vanilla in there as well, some slight earth as well. Taste was fairly nice, very creamy, but not much flavor, some slight lactose, hints of dark fruits and caramel, touch of milk chocolate and slight coffee, finishing fairly sweet, some slight ethanol burn.
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pony bar, mesquite notes, sweet flavor, decent roastiness. Silly mouthfeel, woody notes. Pretty flavorful. Vanilla stands out Nice stout.
jredmond (6151) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at pony with Andrew, Brendan and Feng. Pours a deep amber body with light haze and light off white lacing. Aroma is smoke and sweet roasted malts. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet smoke, roasty malts, and light grain.
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Freshcraft. Clear very dark brown with some ruby highlights. Thin persistent light tan head. Smell is all over the place, in a good way. Raisins, cherries, chocolate, oak, espresso, slightly burnt toffee, more chocolate, vanilla booziness. Taste is roasty sweet with a dark fruity tone, like cherry, raisin, with dark toffee, lots of cocoa, a touch of oak, light vanilla, some toasted caramel, more boozy dark toffee, and dark fruit tones with a touch of espresso. Wonderful, a sipper for sure but fun and delicious to drink.
nuplastikk (5032) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Dexters. Opaque brown-black with a big beige head. Rich and creamy, the oak really works well with pungent lactic tones. Thick chocolate milkshake tones. Not much hop presence, the malts really shine. Sweet brown chocolate cacao nib aroma. Some rich molasses, bourbon vanilla, almost a woody edge. Unique, drinkable, well executed.