ben4321 (5485) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 500 ml bottle from Norm’s, 11/17/12
Aroma: The nose is chocolate, vanilla, some roasted malts, and a little bit of coffee
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown-black color with a small beige head
Flavor: The taste is a little sweet, heavy malty, pretty toasty, and with a mild bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it feels creamy, has a soft carbonation, and a lengthy, lightly dry finish
I thought this was a really solid beer, but it didn’t approach world class for me. Still though, it was very solid, and the flavors were right in-line with what they were going for. The vanilla doesn’t overpower, instead, it adds a nice component. Good stuff.
NikkTwist (2565) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro draft at Bru Craft. Opaque dark brown/black pour that started with a solid head of brown foam. Giant showing of lace. Creamy stout flavors of dark cocoa, vanilla and espresso. Semi-glossy black liquorice. Hints of cigarettes and vinyl. Not overly complicated but what is there is well done.
ekstedt (6392) - 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 (1621) - 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 (2791) - 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 (831) - 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.