KajII (777) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a murky pitch black with an average (1-2 finger) chocolate shake brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film and medium collar that pretty much lasted throughout and had good sticky lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted dark malt, mild resin hops and a leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, dried dark fruit (prunes) and a nice mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was very malty and just a tad sweet with a hint of chocolate early on, then progressed with a mild bitterness, a touch of dark fruit and a bold coffee note towards the finish. The flavor hung on for a decent duration after the swallow with a smooth choco-coffee taste and a mild alcohol warming sensation at the end.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with a thin oily texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this was a nice a roasty brew, although I did find it to be just a little thin for a stout it did possess very nice taste and a great drinkability...
Marduk (2525) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black color. Medium brown head, stays. Sour, diacetyl, alcohol, acetone, milky aroma. Milky, roast taste. Dry mouthfeel. Bit too high carbonation. Cannot really taste alcohol.
finol (2098) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice brown creamy head.
Dry chocolate, some dark fruit and tartness.
andregoncalves (1305) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Color is dark as hell. Head is large and brownish. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is low to medium sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is high roasted, coffee, fruity. Lovely warm body.
cmiller54hr (35) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml can into pint glass. Pours jet black with minimal head. Roasty taste with a little hint of chocolate. Would drink again.
SuperTiti33 (447) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noire beau collet beige. Nez: Anis. Café. Grain torréfié. Choco/vanille. Terreuse. Bouche: ronde. Sucré. Fine chaleur d'alcool. Torréfié. Un peu chocolaté. Terreuse. Bien.
mile (2854) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing dark brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, faint roasted malt, light coffee and faint salty licorice. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, faint roasted malt and light coffee, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, faint roasted malt and light coffee with light licorice, light alcohol. Way too sweet stout for me - could really use some bitterness. Don’t believe the hype.
OsuStu (30) - - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17 oz can. Pours opaque black with a tan head. Coffee and molasses aroma with some fruit. A bit nutty, coffee, cocoa. Easy drinking for such a high ABV.
mallons72 (157) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thus is a very good stout. Traditional, but very high abv which is masked. Chocolate and coffee, what you would expect from a stout.
hman43 (293) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The brew pours black with a frothy, dark brown head that had some lacing. The is an aroma of coffee and raisins. There is a bit of chocolate and other sweet, fruit like smells. It has a rich, smooth coffee taste with some sweet tastes with a bit of a bitter ring on the palate.
ThreeCats (554) - ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, with a nice big mocha head. Aroma of roast, bitter chocolate, and some raisins. Taste roasty, medium bodied, with a sweet mid-palate, and a dry ending. Hides the alcohol really well. Nice and easy drinking.