DaveStroud (10) - Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
For those with very discernable palettes, many different undertones can be conceived, from citrus and blackberries to bold malty goodness.
Iphonephan (3899) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of caramel. Flavors of licorice and tobcco. Cream body. Smooth finish. Lingering roast finish.
nearbeer (3964) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml. bottle is sizzling with carbonation when cracked open. Pours opaque ebony with a humongous ice cream float-like head that finally settles to a small disc. Nose is mocha espresso with lemon and a hint of booze. Tastes of dark chocolate, citrus zest, vanilla and espresso. Medium body is smooth after the CO2 settles out, and has a nice balance. Nice idea, but the citrus notes are a bit much after a short while.
braingarden (2) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured from bomber. Outrageously carbonated and not very tasty. Had to let it sit for a bit to even out. Once I could get it in the glass, I tasted coffee, chicory, and faint lemongrass. Not as interesting as I had hoped.
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Travlr (14396) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Salud. Almost a gusher, massive carbonaton. Clear maroon color, huge brown head. Aroma is roasty with light licorice. Taste explodes in your mouth like pop rocks, the carbonation is so high, whivh interferes with the otherwise roasty flavor.
TimsRatings (421) - - AUG 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bomber (thaks(?) Rob).
FIZZY!!! REALLY REALLY FIZZY!!! poured dark brown with 14 fingers of tan head. Seriously- a half inch of beer, and 4" of foam. If RateBeer allowed pics, I'd show spewage John Holmes would have been proud of.
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dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty tasty stout. Definitely unique. Some dark roasty taste but a lot more earthy grassy notes. Its just surprising how light and bright and green it tastes when you look at the dark pour. I like it, mostly because it is weird without being awful.
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin head. Poor head retention. Aroma of big lemon notes, soy, roasted malts, chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, earthy and herbal hops, dry lemon. Medium bodied.
maxwelldeux (4028) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewery. Pours a thick almost-black color with a somewhat thick head. The nose on this is definitely sweet with quite a bit of fruitiness. The taste itself isn’t too sweet, and come of the chocolate comes through in the taste. Glad they still had this.
freekyp (1557) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep opaque brown with a thick tan head. Nose of roasted coffee beans and lemon. Thick mouthfeel but suprisingly light finish. Very interesting brew and worth a second try.