pushkinwow (2151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from JonnyJ as a bonus. Black with a brown head that disappears almost instantly. Liquorice, heavy charcoal and roasted malts, some chocolate and used coffee grinds. Full body, moderate to low carbonation, bitter, anise and alcohol become more present as the beer develops on the palate, bit syrupy, long sweetish finish. Decent.
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at pony. Where you at King Brendan??? Pours a deep brown with thick creamy chocolate brown lacing. Aroma is light espresso and sweet chocolate. Mouthfeel is dry and chalky with toasty notes and flavors of roasted chocolate malts, espresso, and bitter dark chocolate.
JohnnyJ (4628) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pitch black pour, with a nice dark tan head. Chocolate, molasses, heavy roast, sweet, and dried plum. Pretty heavy, a little bit syrupy. Suprisingly good.
DentonShanks (25) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good Beer. A little too syrupy/sweet taste. Good aroma. Bought from Whole
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Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark with nice dark one finger head. Extremely roasted flavor, with not a whole lot else going on.
HopTsing (443) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The draft that came to the table was very dark with almost no head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Wonderful flavors of roasted malt, coffee, and sweet cocoa. I very muched enjoyed this full bodied stout.
tia (1023) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Very dark with mocha head. Smells like dark roast coffee beans and liqueur. Nice toasty and sweet flavor. A little syrupy.
rayOfBeer (673) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pours black with large brown head. Aroma is chocolatety, a little charred toast, roasted grain and molasses. Flavor is silky bitter-sweet chocolate with roast grain, some dark caramel and spent coffee. Palate is creamy and initial rather sweet but quickly balances with so growing bitters. Nice RIS, tasty and easy to sip down.
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a shortish-lived dark brown head. The aroma picked up ashy, roasty black patent, dark chocolate, fig, and deeper chocolate liqueur malts.. warm and inviting.. light, fresh earthy hops and alcohol warmth around. The flavor found dry-roasted dark chocolate, vinous notes, and licorice at the core.. hot, peppery alcohol, scratchy roast, and earthy bitterness around.. very warm finish with residual boozage and roast. Heavier-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation on the palate.. roasty and quite smooth across the middle.. this grew on me as the drink progressed.
JorisPPattyn (8095) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Medium, dark beige-brown head over pitch-black beer. Coffee nose, dark chocolate, espresso or coffee drays. Sweet-bitter, roasted; good balance. Ends on good bitter chocolate. Well-bodied, hint at spirit, quite slick-oily, warming. Ah - this is Missions’ flagship brand; well done.