hopscotch (9549) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, cappuccino head. Decent retention. The nose wafts milk chocolate and vanilla with a light pistachio component. Full-bodied and fatty with modest carbonation. The flavor features bittersweet dark chocolate and charcoal. Bitter, burnt, espresso finish.
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Andre 5k for the bomber! Poured deep brown with a well-proportioned, dense dark tan head. The aroma picked up near-burnt dark chocolate, licorice, and toasted bread-like notes with light herbal and vanilla accents.. seemed like there was going to be a little more tart/sourness than I wanted. The flavor found burnt licorice and other blended black malts, with vanilla and sour, burnt, malt-inspired notes around.. tangy and a tad medicinal on the grainy finish. Medium-bodied and very dry on the palate.. more sourness than I wanted.. overall a solid brew, but there was stuff I didn’t like.
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber pours black in color with a 2 finger light beige head that settles down to leave some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate with light roasted malts and hints of dark fruit and coffee. Taste is oddly of dark fruit and chocolate malty sweetness with a light roasted malt and coffee bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The fruity presence I got from this stout made it one of the most interesting stouts that I have ever sampled.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Alaska trip- Tar black w/ light brown head, slightly burned toast, treacle, caramel, baking cocoa, good bitter end and follow, good stuff!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with friends. A very dark and dry stout but still has a lot of flavor and character. Lots of burnt chocolate flavor, with very subtle vanilla coffee notes. One of the better dry stouts I’ve tried.
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a jet black with a medium size brown head, and good lacing.
smell is of cocoa, a bit of coffee, and malts.
taste is tangy, double chocolate, a bit toasty, malts, and hops come out in the back. ends dry and just a little bitter.
douglas88 (6333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle bought at Bier 30. Pours a totally dark color with a medium thick creamy brown head. A sweet nose of roast, cocoa and metal. The flavor is great: sweet cocoa, caramel, big roasted malts, oats, dusty and dry. A nice thick palate. Damn good.
Errl (1732) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Thanks to blutt59) Nose is chocolate, nutty, light vanilla, spice, earthy, coffee, toffee..Taste is chewy light malts, caramel, toffee, chocolate coffee, light bitterness..Palate is nutty, with light sweetness
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle at bier thirty, thanks to Doug for sharing this one. Pours dark black, notes of chocolate, tobacco, roasted malts. This is a solid stout.
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. deep black pour with a cream head. nose is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and bitter. chewy on the palate, chocolate, bitter sweet, and coffee.