dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma- huge roasted notes, coffee, chocolate, toffee
Appearance-pitch black with a stark white head, some lacing as well
Taste- incredible black coffee and roasted notes upfront, some slight vanilla in the mid-palate, and more soft roastiness on the finish
Palate- full-bodied, but very soft and sensual
Overall- Wow, this one’s a winner for sure. Insane amount of roasted barley and bitterness blends incredibly with the vanilla and slight chocolate. Wonderful!
DocJitsu (1663) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with an espresso head. Rich, greasy, ash tray, and caramelized malt aromas. Mouthfeel is bit of a let down. Too light for a beer this big. Flavors all represent the aromas. Just not prominent enough. Missed opportunity right here.
77ships (7680) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Black with a creamy mocha head. Nose is burned charcoal, strong roast, quite dry. Taste is strong roast, charcoal, very dry chocolate, mocha, cacao nibs. Very dry body, strong roast but also light sweeter chocolate. Reasonably decent & enjoyable.
ffbot (342) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
smooth, smooth smooth. Chocolate, coffee, caramel and malt. Pour is a somewhat clear dark coloring with a tall tan head and lacing. Very balanced.
GenDV138 (5737) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with frothy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, coffee. Tastes of milk and dark chocolate, roast, coffee, cream. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.
tightslice (894) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, beef stew. Tangy, sweet and chocolatey. Great malty stout.
Fatehunter (2214) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is rich roasted malt, toast, burnt wood and milk chocolate.
The taste is rich malt with good balance, a touch of pine and coffee bitterness.
The texture is silky smooth and light. Wonderful.
An exceptional brew.
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: deep brown, light head and moderate lace. Very dark roasted nose with coffee, chocolate and brown source. The aroma is good but verging on bringing burnt or too heavily roasted. Dry to off dry, not sour and low bitterness. The palate is creamy but lacking in depth & complexity of flavor.
SG111 (1229) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in SF. Pours black with a nice clean even ring of a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and heavy on the chocolate. Flavor is similar. Lots of sweet chocolate. Fairly creamy mouthfeel. Very solid.
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Ballast Point Little Italy, 12/11/14.
Black with a decent tan covering clearing to a swirl.
Nose is big roast malts, light charr, chocolate, dark toffee.
Taste comprises bitter roast, earthy cocoa rub, liqourice, dark toffee fudge.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
gueuze (790) - - JAN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Geruch nach Röstgerste! Leicht sauerer Geschmack aber gute Restsüße. Solide und lecker,