queenholly (2414) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewery. Coffee, chocolate, and earthy/ashy flavor. Black with a small tan head. Sweet chocolate, coffee, and light earthy/peaty flavor. Full thick body, lively carbonation. Very tasty.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black body with a frothy, beige head, slowly diminishing. Lots of dark chocolate in the aroma. Also peat, earthy herbs, coffee, sweet cream, roasted malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, soft carbonation. Rich mouthfeel and flavors of chocolate, roasted malts.
ContemplateBeer (1345) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Irish Rover. Aroma of bitter chocolate, moderate roast and light coffee. Appearance is black with a ring of mocha head. Flavor is chocolate-centric; the roast and coffee takes a backseat to the chocolate, but is still present. There is a little smoke here as well with the rich chocolate finish. Palate is velvety soft and creamy, a big, delicious stout mouthfeel. Excellent stout; NABC should bottle this one if they don’t already.
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Ashy chocolate malt aroma. Black with small head. Strong dark chocolate malt flavor. Ashy herbal hops finish. Full bodied. Excellent.