Derek881 (1078) - Bucharest, - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a black color with only the slightest dark brown hue and a very small, dark-tan, creamy head with short retention, and light lacing and cling. The aroma was a coffee-chocolate malty mix with a roasted malt effect, along with some oats and barley, and a bit of earthy hops. The taste was a sweet-bitter blend with a coffee and caramel malt flavor mixed with a bit of bitter and sour earthy and grainy hops. It was a slightly creamy and wet beer with low carbonation and fizz, and had a lighter mouthfeel, which was a touch watery.
JStax (3773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle poired into a pint glass. The beer is a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has strong anise character and dark chocolate. Mostly a bitter stout, but there is a subtle sweetness lingering in the background. Medium body and medium carbonation.
mauroruellas (363) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No copo um belo visual,apresentando líquido negro,opaco,espuma marrom cremosa mediana deixando um "lacing" até o final;na boca um aroma delicioso,aparecendo malte torrado,caramelo,cinzas,chocolate amargo,baunilha,frutas escuras e notas cítricas;na boca um sabor suave,aveludado com todas as características presentes no sabor,e com bom equilíbrio entre o amargor da torrefação e dos lúpulos e o adocicado do malte,no palato uma relativa complexidade,corpo mediano e boa carbonatação.
Hop_Hedonist (323) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent toasty roasty malts - to nitpick, not quite the intensity of aroma and flavour of some others but hey, this is gooood.
Dervock (607) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours black with a deep tan head.roast malt, chocolate, something rummy and chocolate cherry. Dry roast malt with a hint of hops upfront then a dry roast finish. Palate is quite lively.
TedE (494) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle into glass. Delicate milk chocolate nose. Totally opaque black beer with thin tan head. Taste is fruity, fizzy chocolate. Slight bitterness in the finish. Good nightcap.
geologyguy (974) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Heavy coffee smell, very dark, taste is the same, one dimensional, all coffee and nothing else, smoothes out with time.
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Deep, thick dark chocolate nose, with dark roastiness, vanilla, sweet and a bit ashy. Dark brown, creamy head, good lace. Medium coffee initial, a light meaty note in mid, generous chocolate, and even a little touch of acidity in finish. Medium-heavy body. Seriously enjoyable aroma, some umami notes. Flavors are intense, and sort of all over the place. Still, very delicious stuff.
mkel07 (4299) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Wine Emporium 110115. Deep black colour with a sparse head. Moderately bitter dark chocolate flavour and aroma. Super tasty.
songofselah (1) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice and dark, good supplement to a burger. Phases were fairly simple, could have been thicker on the palate.
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a moderate beige head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decent lacing. Roasty malt, black coffee and nutty, savoury notes create the aroma. Mild herbal hops up front give way to bittersweet cocoa and nutty notes in the mid-palate, with black coffee in the finish. A decent, enjoyable stout.