tricyclist (444) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint pour of deep dark, almost blackness. Nose is roasted malt and some alcohol, some chocolate. Flavor is sharp, fairly bitter. Roasty. Medium body and not bad for 8%... According to the girl: smells like the jungle. Tastes like a lions breath! Roar!!! Has a bite like its teeth in fresh meat with a hint of tartar! The end!!! Happy safari!
SarkyNorthener (600) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Stirchley wines. Black beer with small beige head. Aroma of chocolate with a touch of roasted coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and a touch of licorice. Medium bodied. What a surprise this is. Great FES.
kiwianer (2309) - Mönchengladbach, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is robust and brown, the body black. it smells roasty, sweet, alcoholic, balanced, plum and intensive. The taste is roasty, maltaromatic, full bodied, roastaromatic, warming and alcoolic. Good beer from Sri Lanka! 14/12/12/13/15/13.
Block (1039) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and a bit of coffee. Very smooth. Light alcohol which doesn’t come through at all.
jlocolorado (5) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It is like dinner in a bottle. Excellent complex flavor caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, toast, herbs, earthy, smoke, woody, my favorite.
beerbaaron (373) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown black. Large frothy brown head, some lasting. Malty, roasty, chocolate, slightly burnt aroma. Light side of medium body, somewhat thin, roasty, sweet. Short to medium finish. Very drinkable, especially for the ABV. It does have a little something about it.
MarinEvelyn (128) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light malt, roasty aroma. slight coffee
smooth vanilla coffee taste, slight bitter finish which dissipates quickly.
Concealer (145) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like dark fruit, smoke, alcohol, a little coffee ans chocolate. Tastes like berries, smoke, and finishes with a mocha chocolate deliciousness. So very good. It is a black color, tan cherry head.
JamesChamp (108) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this beer. I am generally not a big fan of the higher percent vol. alcohol stouts. But this one i enjoyed, was not over powering lots of taste, very good beer.
jeremyh70 (344) - Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a nice dark khaki head and good lacing. Chocolate aroma and a hint of umami. Taste of dark chocolate roasted malt with a hint of black licorice. Finishes with a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is bubbly and moderate with medium body and medium/high carbonation. Solid stout that is well crafted.
AndyW68 (391) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great. Near black with beige head. Aroma is chocolate malt and coffee. Flavor follows the nose, but leans toward the sweet side.