jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark (almost black) with moderately thick brown head. the aroma is mostly roast, coffee, and cocoa; these are also predominant in the taste, although some very nice vanilla flavor starts to come through at the end. overall, the vanilla is understated and the beer is fairly dry. medium body. very drinkable - a nice change of pace from some of the more extreme imperial stouts.
ekstedt (6386) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 50 cl bottle. Black with beige head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate, vanilla and coconut. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, low bitterness.
tia (1620) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with thick head and decent lacing. Strong coffee aroma, I do get a hint of vanilla, or chocolate, or both. Nice flavor with a little earthiness. More carbonation than others. Liked it over all.
HopTsing (544) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottled poured a medium bodied black brew with a brown head. Flavors and aromas of coffee, and malt with a hint of vanilla.
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at brewery with commonmac and rosskyle and samadouche. Black with small off white head. Beautiful chocolate aroma. Taste is amazing. Chocolate, roasted malt, high sugar, very smooth finish and just enough bite. One of the best stouts I’ve had.
hirigalzkar (2789) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Elegant stout with a salty nose with notes of licorice and a choclaty and dry taste with notes of wood and vanilla. Creamy mouthfeel
kevd193213 (967) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of faint roasted malt, coffee, and the slightest hint of vanilla. Creamy mouthfeel, easy drinking with a slight dry finish.
Darwenus (828) - Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a strikingly different stout, but a good one. This beer pours dark brown to black with thin, lacy head. The aroma is coffee and deeply roasted malt. Strong coffee on the flavor. If the vanilla is there at all, it’s subtle. It isn’t sweet, but it is rich and tasty. Creamy mouthfeel.
blueshockey24 (386) - Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is sweet vanilla chocolate malt. Taste is sweet smoky vanilla chocolate with a vanilla finish. Pretty good.
BierMeHoos (540) - Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 500 ml bottle.
Appearance: Pours jet black, mocha head, huge head.
Aroma: lots of smokey malts, charred wood, milk chocolate.
Taste: Marshmallow, vanilla, cocoa, charred wood.
Palate: Creamy, low carbonation, wood.
Overall: Had a bit of acid reflux with this one, but overall boozy and good stout.
hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 22, 2015. Nitro at the brewery.
Black with a creamy dense brown head. Aroma is creamy and roasted with milk chocolate, vanilla, dark chocolate, light hints of ash, moist tobacco leaves and hints of coffee. Taste is light to medium smooth and creamy sweetness with toffee, vanilla, mil chocolate, light bitter finish with dark bitter chocolate, ash and slight earthy tobacco notes. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft fine bubbles.
Nice creamy stout.