KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lovely jet black with a medium high, frothy, bubbly tan head. Big nose of vanilla, chocolate, soy, cafe au lait. Rich and delicious. Umami comes in with the sweetness, the vanilla, a touch of citrus and the light woody roast. Full creamy body. An excellent beer. Slight tang in the finish along with some hops too.
John25 (693) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery in the "all-in" flight. Black. Sweet Vanilla and coffee dominate with roasted chocolate notes. Medium mouthfeel with low carb, and full body.
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Chalumeaux (95) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful aroma of coffe and hints of chocolate pours dark yet has a smooth silky mouth feel with a slightly smoky finish. Awesome beer.
AgentAle (792) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is rich malts, vanilla and a slight grain roastiness. Taste is slightly bitter with obvious vanilla character. Light hop tang on finish bjt not overpowering. Appearance is a black full body with a beige / brown one with a head that retains well.
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up at a Binny’s in Schaumburg area, pours nearly black with a thin light brown head, aroma is crazy, tons of roast and chocolate with a good amount of coffee and vanilla all come through, but weaved perfectly together, the flavor has a heavy chocolate and roast front end with some bitterness of coffee in the finish, nice notes of sweet vanilla but not overly sweet, really enjoyed this.
salvaticas (457) - - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Maine Beer Company. Pours an almost black brown. Beans and coffee on the nose. Very light bodied, but still good flavor. Nice.
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JBPortland (927) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle pours dark brown black with light edges and 2 finger creamy tan head. Nose is earthy vanilla coffee, almond, roasty baker’s chocolate. Taste is on the lighter body side, roasty bitter dark cocoa and crisp vanilla. Finish is earthy roast coffee bean, vanilla cream, bitter cocoa.
slimspady (199) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black. Awesome malts, hint of vanilla, just enough hops to keep it interesting. Well done.
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown and airy, tan cap that settles to a thin blanket quickly. Aroma is fragrant coffee, dark chocolate, and very gentle vanilla. Taste is bitter sweet. Muddied earth, creamy mouthfeel, medium dry finish.
sudomorph (711) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near a near black with a active, bubbly, tan head. Aroma is large and roasty. Dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Pretty tasty. Taste is a balanced bitter. Starts with some big, dark chocolate them moved into some vanilla and coffee, then ends in a fine, espresso bitterness. Very nice. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bit of a creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a dry finish. Overall this is a great stout. Big roasted notes with a subtle undertone of vanilla. Really very good.