jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Black in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is heavy in roasted malts with coffee. Taste is the same.
superspak (2905) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, char, floral, pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with moderate hops. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toast, char, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Moderate floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, char, floral, pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors; with nice hop bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation medium-full body; with a creamy, chalky, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Export stout! All around great balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors with moderate hops; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
brenn79 (1608) - Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours black with a nice creamy tan one finger head that reduces to a blanket. Aroma is chocolatey, roasted malts, coffee, all the trademarks you want in the style. The taste is creamy, chocolate and coffee again, good amount of hops imparting a dryness and mild bitterness, robust and stout like. Good, I always enjoy a good Foreign Stout and this is one.
mikem409 (1659) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black medium tan head. Big roasted cereal aroma. Taste is dry with a touch of burnt sugar. Lots of roasted nuts
GIJOE (701) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with a thick, frothy, cappuccino colored head that stays for quite a while.
Not much aroma on this one. Faint hint of baked bread and molasses. A little earthy aroma and some chocolate and coffee notes come through while drinking it.
Taste is malty sweetness up front with a wisp of grassy bitterness in the end.
Slightly thin mouthfeel for me, but overall still a nice beer.
VsXsV (2541) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of bread, chocolate, pumpernickel, licorice, smoke and light dark fruit. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of licorice, dark fruit, dark fruit and soy. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice stuff.
wheresyourball (519) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured into a pint glass; black with small beige head. Nose is roast, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is dark fruit, chocolate, malt, coffee; medium body. Decent.
beernovice39 (3187) - Montana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours black with a thin creamy brown top. Lacing. Scent is burnt malts, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is burnt malts, bitter chocolate with a nice coffee finish.
wchesser (1267) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with about a year of age on it. Nose of dark roast espresso with dried prunes and some soy. Very dark with fast fading head. Slightly viscous and oily. Taste follows nose. A big chewy palate. A step above your basic stout in complexity. Great with some slow braised carnitas.
oRos (1220) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beercraft. Color is black with off white head. Taste is roasted malts and lots of earthy flavors. Hints of dirt.