afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
amateur review incoming!
Appearance: black and brown with a dark brown translucent edge. Little bit of head that dissipated nicely into the dark pool.
Smell: coffee and stouty malty goodness
Taste: rich coffee and yes, the oatmeal is present. The hops come through as does the malt and it winds up just a well-done good feeling taste. Little hint of alcohol on the aftertaste keeps this from a 5.0
Mouthfeel: Brown with a nice body. Yeah.
Drinkability: the aftertaste and the high abv stop it from perfection but on taste smell and mouthfeel alone this hits as one of the best I’ve had.
boxofrane (1663) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
So ready for this bad boy. Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown head. The head dissipates quickly but leaves a ton of bubbles of uneven size. The aroma has tons of coffee, chocolate, some vanilla notes, and some cocoa sweetness. The taste is bitter chocolate and has the most incredible coffee flavor. True coffee ground flavor and a big bitter bean finish. Incredible texture that just dominates the palate. I think this is the best stout I’ve ever had.
SetauketBrewer (3) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours beautifully black as night. Very thin dark brown head just kisses the top of the pour. Fantastic coffee aroma on the nose as well as a deep roasted small, almost like an oak aged beer. Oatmeal give the beer an amazingly smooth mouthfeel. Deep roasted coffee flavor. Very bitter on the initial sip as fresh brewed coffee and coffee grounds grab the tounge. Slightly sweet caramel notes run down the center on the tounge leading to a wonderfully dry finnish.
artmcd8 (1073) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle from Mari's. Pours a inky black with a brown head that quickly fades. Aroma of chocolate and coffee and alcohol. The taste has some sweetness at the front then coffee bitterness then alcohol heat. Pretty good but not a top 50 as it currently stands.
kapusil (433) - HUNGARY - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33l bottle. Pitch black body, brown head. Aroma of cream, coffee, vanilla and orange zest. Tastes like coffee, caramel, cream, orange juice and grapefruit. Really creamy texture. Awesome beer.
ej (510) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black producing a large, somewhat fluffy looking, dark tanned head. Aroma is rich, roasted coffee beans with liquorice, tar, leather and roasted malts. Taste is heavy coffee and chocolate. Bitter at first, then subtly sweet into bitter again towards the aftertaste. Full bodied with a medium level of carbonation.
Bacterial (831) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome coffee and chocolate malt nose. Dark black pour with a very slight tan head. Strong coffee bitterness with some hits of chocolate bitterness as well. Flavorful and nice to drink, but more bitterness than I like in my big dark beers.
strattonspeaks (71) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Inky black pour with dark mocha head. Roasty, bitter coffee aroma with a little punch of booze. A fascinating, bizarre sweetness on the tongue. Sweet coffee, smoky wood. A chocolate heaviness creeps in as she opens up. More and more enjoyable with each warming minute. Well hidden alcohol. Slick, dry bitter finish. Really nice beer.
Patrickctenchi (2470) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours used-oil black with a dark brown head.
Strong, bitter, roast coffee aroma.
Taste is creamy, licorice/coffee...
Smoke and ash....wonderful bitter.
Melted maltchocolate as it warms.
Tomy63 (136) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur très noire, très peu de mousse, superbe nez, très expressif, sur le chocolat noir surtout, un peu de café, de vanille, d’amandes et de cendre. La bouche est épaisse, grasse, très concentrée en chocolat noir, avec un peu de vanille, un côté crème bûlée légèrement sucrée et une bonne amertume qui l’empêche de tomber dans la lourdeur. Finale très longue, avec un peu de réglisse.
snoworsummer (1003) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a very thin head. Smells like dark chocolate, ash, coffee, roasted, and alcohol. Tastes dry, like strong alcohol, ashy earth, bitter coffee, and light syrupy sweetness. Medium body and low carbonation.