KajII (774) - 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...
HIGHB4LL (280) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Mayor of Oldtown. Appearance: ok lacing, grown head, black to dark brown color. Aroma: bourbon, chocolate, light roast, light alcohol, molasses. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, slightest bitter on back end, creamy/oily. Taste: great full sweetness to lightest bitterness on end. Overall, very well balance, but not that complicated. Very impressive import.
Brynner737 (1) - - APR 20, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perhaps the best overall balanced stout I’ve had. Certainly up there with the best.
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: prunes, dark ripe fruit, caramel, molasses. Appearance: dark brown/black, beige medium frothy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: coffee, alcohol, black fruits, heavy body, low carbonation, average-long finish. Overall: what a surprise, great Stout, delicious taste and palate. Bottle from Drinks of the World Bern HB, Switzerland.
hopmelt (106) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours near black, big thick khaki head. Aroma milk chocolate, coffee, alcohol, bready caramel malt. Taste roast malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, bready malt, slight sweetness, alcohol and noble hops. Mouthfeel is full, rich, low carbonation, alcohol astringency present, semisweet finish. Overall very tasty, complex yet balanced, excellent beer.
holdan (251) - USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with nice crema. Aroma dark fruits, roasted malt. Taste sweet roasted malt, smoked tone, Full body, text smooth, finish with sweet roasted notes.
Renobob (453) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue à la pression. Couleur noire profond, mousse marron claire. On retrouve le café, le chocolat et une pointe de sucre candi. Ronde et équilibrée.
SilverfoX (71) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
faint chocolatey malty aromas from a frothy fizzy head that soon vanishes, is a very thick muddy brown colour that doesnt allow any light through. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, very fizzy. no aftertaste. i didnt find it as good as everyone else seems to rated it, very much like coke really.
Erzengel (1949) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml. Tiefschwarz im Glas mit beigem Schaum. Das Bier riecht röstig-trocken und sehr intensiv. Toll dickflüssig-malzig. Leicht röstig und nicht zu süß. Sehr intensiv und trotzdem süffig. Weich-mild. Der Nachgeschmack ist leicht Stout-typisch säuerlich, trocken-malzig, intensiv-dickflüssig, leicht erdig.
Ein tolles Foreign-Stout. --> 13/12/12/13
Sissio (417) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy brown, brown head
Caramel, winey, riped fruit
Sweet malts, caramel, honey, riped fruit but without getting sticky
paul_the_frog (33) - FRANCE - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth, chocolate but not sweet. Don( know what I wold eat with it ? a stew with cocoa