TheEpeeist (3053) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Black brown with a dirty tan head. Nose is coffee, smoke and light caramel. Creamy medium body with a soft tang. Taste is black coffee, green plum, smoke and aluminum. Mostly roasty; needs more malts or hops or both.
adamjackson (1752) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pitch black. Smells oddly sweet with figs. Tons of roasted barley. Whoa. Very toasty. Not much else. Ugh
nimbleprop (3875) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with a ton of frothy, white head. Nose is very dusty, toasted bread, licorice, stale coffee. Flavor is very roasty, some smoke, dusty, almost a little ashy, licorice, toast. Roasty finish.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Minimal beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, chococaramel, some earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, caramel, some milk chocolate, earthy/grapefruit. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
radagast83 (3760) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Poured a dark, cola color with an off-white wispy head. Aroma was toasted malts, some bitter, light coffee notes. Flavor was bitter, chcolate nibs, coffee character.
Travlr (9878) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Extremely dark brown color, brown head with good retention. Aroma of darkcoffe with a bit of unsweetened cocoa. Taste is burnt coffee and dark chocolate. Decent.
BeerandBlues2 (8490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate malt and roast malt with dates, licorice and oatmeal. Flavor is dark malt and fruits with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Brewtopia. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Big roasted chocolate malt on the nose. The roast on the tongue was overdone. It tasted slightly burnt to me though it finishes clean. Not my favorite example of the style.
Glouglouburp (5871) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A nourishing roasted fluffy stout that is easy to drink. Good beer.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed approximately 4 months after I bought it from a NH store close to the brewery.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with good retention.
In long: Nose is roasty, black coffee & burnt toasts, a bit of herbal hops. Taste is charred cereals, oily black bread, burnt oat sensation, notes of rich creamy bakery chocolate, yeast, notes of raisin bread, herbal bittering hops. Full body on the fluffy/creamy side and with a generous carbonation. Well made beer, nourishing yet easy to drink. Another bomber, I drink too much, apparently I’m an alcoholic and people like me cannot simply cut down on our beer drinking, if I want to regain control on my life I need to stop drinking cold turkey, but I don’t wanna stop drinking cold turkey, I want to start doing it, it sounds delicious.
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt, plum, and alcohol aroma. Dark brown with small head. Light chocolate malt, ash and herbal hops flavor. Tastes okay but minimal body.