CanIHave4Beers (3262) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a basically black color with a medium head and good lace.
The beer is particularly aromatic. Chocolatly with some mild ashiness and berries. The mild but troublesome character of cardboard is present in the aroma.
The flavor is very roasty to the point of being ashy. The beer is nicely bitter and has a lot of chocolate without sacrificing a good deal of dryness.
This is pretty nice beer but itís a touch short of greatness, I canít imagine that this isnít freshest as I bought this about the moment they started selling it on the Des Moines market, but I want to think that the beer would be significantly better at source.
Sevenlee (1320) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roasty with some coffee and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet leading to a roasty finish. Not bad.
joeneugs (3242) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a jet black color with a small brown head. Very oily coming out of the bottle. The aroma has a lot of dark chocolate and black licorice. Toasty base with a touch of hot asphalt and tobacco. The flavor is full bodied and roasted with more black licorice, asphalt and some caramel in the middle. Thereís some noticeable bitterness in the finish. A bit harsh on the palate, but the black malt is thankfully not too obtrusive. Overall, a nice medium level stout.
chinchill (1869) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle consumed on bank of the McKenzie River (OR) at about 55F.
Opaque red-brown; excellent durable tan head leaves ample sticky lacing.
Aroma: dark bread with hints of molasses, chocolate, coffee and licorice.
Flavor: Rich dark malt flavor. Great balance. Moderate complexity. Dark roasted malts bring minimal smoke and char. Faint coffee in the lingering aftertaste.
Feel: soft medium carbonation. Medium-full body.
skoisirius (1715) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice creamy offering in a 6er from the Steelhead dpt of Mad River. Hints of roast, milk chocolate, bitter hops, and everything a single 6er stout should be.
solidfunk (4005) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a proper bite of beer. Nice and bitter, lots of roast - certainly towards the foreign stout category. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Finishes pretty bitter. Dark chocolate, thick consistency with slick texture. Bottle.
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a dark brown almost black with a decent tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same. This full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.
gam (3237) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very gassy lots of head dark pour aromas roast coffee liquorice rich chocolate milkiness the flavours medium bitter roast coffee malt chocolate liquorice caramel cocoa sugary note like raw sugar cane the more I drank this the better it was very good sweetness at the finish lasting bitter and roast taste classy stout
rondphoto (2006) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque dark brown with 1" brown head, bands of lace. Taste is roasted malt with coffee and chocolate entering in the palate, a light tart berry and bittering in the finish. There is a lot going on here, but the combination is not an enjoyable thing for me. Decent, not great.
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of burnt malt, coffee. Dry roasty palate, a little dusty and ashy, coffee. Solid stout.
KyotoLefty (6450) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Taniguchi. Lovely black, with a tight, tan head. Roasty umami, chocolate and coffee. Light body, nice berry, coffee, chocolate flavor. Decent but nothing special.