fitwitchik (382) - USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter a brown black with minimal tan head.
Aroma is roasted cocoa subtle sweetness.
Flavor is vanilla burnt chocolate coffee. A little twang at the finish-nice.
TheEpeeist (3446) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan foam. Nose is dusty grape, wood, vanilla and bittersweet chocolate. Smooth and creamy finishing with a sharp tang. Taste is oats, mocha, prune and earthy vanilla then dry with coffee bean and toasted marshmallow. Suitable for breakfast.
vulcanmeister (199) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark thick with heavy tan long-lasting head. Aroma malt,coffee, caramel, and maybe a touch of vanilla. Medium body and carbonation with smooth mouth-feel. Like someone else said, it’s like a roasty cream soda. Bittersweet chocolate and long roasty finish. Very satisfying.
jcnielsen (2400) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on Seattle Booze Cruise. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, coffee, vanilla aromas and flavors. Heck yeah
adnielsen (9662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ booze cruise. Deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Roasted dark chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, bacillus, sweet aroma. A bit thick mouth flavor. Nice flavor. Lots of dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and coffee. A bit sweet but drinks pretty good.
Jow (2409) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Fools Gold. Pours black with one finger head that dissipates. Nose is vanilla and malt. Tastes of subdued vanilla, burnt malt, rye bread, chocolate, and hoppy. Lactose on palate.
Bpasquini (10) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
AROMA: Very simple here, vanilla, chocolate, and oats, but it smells really good!
APPEARANCE: Pretty typical here for a stout, black, with a nice little mocha colored head that goes quickly
TASTE: WOAH! This is excessively hopped with buttering hops! Besides the bitterness, the taste follows the smell exactly. If this beer wasn’t so bitter it would have an immense amount of potential to be very good.
PALATE: Very light, leaves your mouth dry, very uncharacteristic like of a stout
OVERALL: Needs less buttering hops, just way too much for a stout, stouts are supposed to be on the sweeter side, not the bitter side
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure about this one. I feel like the body is too thin to hold such strong flavors. Good complex vanilla, oat, chocolate, stouty flavors but the flat brew doesn’t do them justice like it should.
pintbypint (2757) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml brown bottle. Bottleshare at Ferris’. Brown pour, thin beige head. Vanilla nose, also chocolate. Taste has chcoolate, roast, vanilla. Nice mouthfeel. Overall a nice beer.
onceblind (4968) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black pour under a thin sticky light khaki head. Lovely chocolaty nose with some vanilla and earthy caramel and a soft oat tone. Flavor is rich but not too sweet. A little dry and roasty but tones of rich oats and earthy chocolate and a touch of dry earthy vanilla. Pretty tasty nightcap.