bytemesis (4598) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black, large creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is coffee (perhaps a bit stale), roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, traces of oak. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter. Medium body. This has a well developed flavor despite very little influence of the time spent in barrel. Solid.
eggraid101 (55) - Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of a bomber bottle. A black body with a Carmel colored full head that didn't stick around long. Rich aroma of coffee. Taste is a more chocolate based stout but has a smoky, oaky and a little bit of a cherry taste. Body is a little thin for what I expect of a stout. But this is an interesting brew
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climberbob (273) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5oz taste at whole foods. Sweet bourbon aroma and taste w vanilla and molasses notes. Tasty
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llcooldave (1163) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the brewpub. Black in the glass. Nutty nose with a hint of chocolate cake. Nice flavor of burnt pizza crust and more chocolate cake. Overall, a nice brew... thanks dandman629 for the recommendation!
dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Ed5388’’s back in the day. Poured a medium/dark brown with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of burnt rubber, burnt wood, smoke, dark toast, eraser shavings, earth, dark chocolate. Medium body with softer carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor of light smoke, wood, bourbon, earth, chocolate, grassy hops, dark toast. Good stuff.
Ed5388 (2538) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared by Dan P. Pours a dark brown/almost black color with a small foamy dark copper head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, roasted malt, earth, smoke, and light caramel. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, burnt toast, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Finishes very dry.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blue 5. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with leather notes and earthy hops and plums. Flavor is dark malt, milk chocolate, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
StoutDr (45) - Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oak and coffee aroma. Pours coffee black with thin khaki head. Mouthfeel is medium. Carbonation is medium to low. Flavors of oak, smoke, coffee, vanilla, fruit, just slightly bourbon. Very low bitterness. Easy to drink.
JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: near black, thick dark brown head. Aroma: roasty, chocolatey, with notes of black pepper, cherry, and - yes - wood. Taste: bitter dark chocolate, cola, roast coffee. Notes: lingering chalky dryness, nicely balanced between chocolate, wood, and coffee. Notes: Lighter in body than anticipated, but the appearance, aroma, and flavor were all spot on and true to the style. Would definitely drink again. NoVA Brewfest 2013.
Emeister84 (1556) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of smoke, soil, soy, dark roast coffee, raisins, and cherries. Black with a lasting, tan head. Dry, earthy, roasty, and savory. Medium-full body, dense and complex, yet quite refreshing.