AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with fleeting tan head. Dark chocolate, tobacco, tea leaf aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Decent dark chocolate flavors with mineral, and mildly astringent tobacco, tea leaf---not bad.
Arayaga2 (1714) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very black with a crema of brown head. Aroma is baking chocolate with a light smoky note. Taste is the same, with mild fruity notes around the edges, and a minerality that coats the palate.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, rich roasty thick creamy stout, wow this is great, surprised this magic hat, keep makin these guys!
Cybercat (2785) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roast malt aroma has notes of coffee, licorice and unsweet chocolate. It pours a dark-chocolate brown with a fairly thick pale tan head. Flavor has roast malt, roast coffee, licorice, woody hops, and subtle chocolate notes. Texture seems a bit thin for a stout, and lacks fizz. A decent, if not superior, stout, worthy of at least a fair shake.
AWISLguy (934) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tosa Wine. Pours an opaque black with a brown head. Aroma has chocolate, molasses and caramel. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, sweet caramel, some roast and rolled oats. Medium bodied. Perhaps a touch thin for a stout. Finishes nicely bittersweet with some length. Tasty effort from an inconsistent brewery.
alexandersh (193) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Poured dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma: Cocoa/Coffee/ Malt. Flavor: True to its smell, perfect balance between malt and coffee with a chocolate twist. This was creamy and thick and really delicious.
wildbeercat (275) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a Guinness glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Wow chocolate milk! Some nice roasty malts backing it up. Chocolate really is the biggest aroma presence. And it smells quite lovely
Appearance: Completely opaque, thick, dark brown. A dark tan head dissipates quickly.
Taste: Roasted malts are a big presence, but theyíre not overpowering. Dark chocolate is right there underneath the roast. Quite tasty.
Palate: Smooth and palate coating. Not very creamy. Pretty decent.
Overall: Wow what a great stout! Not my favorite in the whole world, but itís very pleasant. The contrast between the chocolate aroma and the roasted flavor are fun, and, while I prefer creamier stouts, this one felt quite smooth. Very good beer.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with a dark brown body supporting a weak tan head. The aroma has sweet malts mixing with moderately roasty malts as well as an earthy malt note or two. The taste delivers roasted malts, chocolate malts and a thin sting of malt sweetness that is binding everything together. Behind those malt notes is a light sweet layer of molasses. Pretty nice.
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sat in my refrigerator until waay out of season, but itís still delightful. Inky black with a thin khaki head. Lovely nose of sweet dark chocolate bar with s hint of coffee beans and roasty caramel. Flavor is rich and creamy with a sweet dark chocolatiness that isnt cloying or overbearing, as itís balanced out by some roasty black malts and a wee bit of artisan mild-roast coffee beans. Finishes with a smokey chocolatiness.
marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a shrinking tan head and a treacle aroma. There is as chocolate and coffee flavor with a carbonated finish.