ryecatcher (938) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was stoked to hear that these guys have finally arrived in the Chicago market. Anyways... this one pours a gorgeous, stouty brownish-black with a massive Jamocha-shake colored head with unparalleled retention (think Guinness the way they serve it in Dublin), wicked lacing. Nose is roasty with some cocoa and hint of that vanilla -- but it’s kinda hard to detect it underneath this snowdrift like head. Mouth is medium-full bodied and velvety, but surprisingly dry, with coffee, roasted barley, some vanilla, licorice and bakers chocolate, a fair degree of bitterness and a hint of ash on the back end. Nice hearty beer for this shitty rainy November eve in the Midwest.
TheHopster (884) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Pours a black brown complexion with tan head and lacing. A rich malty stout with nice coffee and cocoa flavor. Well balanced. A solid stout but less than exceptional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Concealer (894) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, near black with a chocolate brown head. Lacing down the sides with a lasting head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Flavor is the same. Medium body, creamy mouth feel. Dry chocolate finish.
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours dark brown with a transient tan head. Aroma of vanilla and perhaps chocolate. Med body. Flavor is earthy vanilla - really suggesting bourbon! Then chocolate. Hint of coffee.
marcus (7230) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a disappearing tan head and a chocolate and vanilla aroma. There is a full-bodied dark malt flavor featuring chocolate, dark molasses, coffee and vanilla. This is a very pleasant dessert-like drink. The oat mellows it out.
smith4498 (3215) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tony S. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malts with chocolate and vanilla. Vanilla and chocolate flavors with roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Medium body with average carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another good offering from Maine Beer Company. Aroma of slight vanilla and coffee. Straight black appearance. Taste of roasted grains, coffee and hint of vanilla.
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice black with a finger of tan head that lingers. Strong malty aroma with a tinge of vanilla... Exciting. Flavor is a let down. Almost bland. Malty but no pronounced vanilla flavor. Very thin and carbonated mouthfeel. Average
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Rayl101. Pours near black with an espresso head. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, marshmallow, coconut. Taste is sweet with roast bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel that gives way to a dry finish. Good!
WillRunForBeer (1170) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster at the source. Pours black with a lacy beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor follows the nose. Very smooth. A very nice dry stout.