Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity, bready and coffee aroma. Totally balck. medium on the palate and i a little oily and velvety. A little sweet. Hops are not that detectable, just faintly bitter on the finish. The malt flavor is perfect combination of coffee, cocoa, molasses and deep roasted malts. Unbelievable for the price. Great value.
guzzler67 (1537) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Totally dark with a small beige head and light lacing. Some smoke along side ripe fruit in the aroma. Earthy, bitter flavor of coffee and roasted malts followed by a sweeter aftertaste with hints of molasses and caramel. Full bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel leads to a long lasting finish.
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Olympic. From notes. Roasty coffee, chocolate and caramel. Sweet with a hint of smokey in the finish.
PorterPounder (5830) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Jet black, inky pour with a tight, khaki colored head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma has some creosote accents, a touch of licorice, some bittersweet chocolate. Robust flavor with some strong espresso notes. some black licorice accents, some roasted accents and a touch of topsoil. Mouthfeel is stick and oily, in a good way. Always thought I had rated this - glad I looked it up.
DrunkSanta410 (368) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cottonwood. Pours black. Aroma is coffee, sweet milk chocolate. Taste is espresso, a bit of faint fruit and milk chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel, lingering bitterness on the palate that is nicely balanced with the sweetness. Solid.
arnold931 (701) - Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with nice tan head and lacing. Nose is milk chocolate and coffee. Taste is same with some nice malt sweetness. Just a little coffee bitterness in the aftertaste.
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, dry malt aromas. Dry and sweet malt flavors, roasted tones.
Brentv (441) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours opaque black with absolutely no head and no lacing. Really? How does that happen? Aroma is coffee and roasted malts. Taste is the same, with burnt malts. Nice gentle carbonation. Delicious beer, but why no head? I miss the feel of it against my upper lip. Still, well worth drinking again.
Schwarzbart (68) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big chocolate aromas, caramel, vanilla and some oat sweetness. Taste lots of chocolate which I expected from the nose, but also house coffee, caramel, dried grass, light char, marshmallow and some oat sweetness. Surprisingly lasting hop note in the finish. A nicely defined foreign stout. Right between a stout and imperial stout.
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chucklemation (626) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and licorice. Flavor is lots of chocolate and roast, a little bit of licorice, and a finish of burnt malt. A touch bitter. Quite good.
EvanMartin (1) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fantastic dark brew with rich oak notes and a malty finish!!!!!!!