bierkoning (12182) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost black. Malt, chocolate, coffee and roast in the aroma. Malty sweet, Thinnish, coffee and roast. Low on carbon. Smooth and tasty.
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Black-brown with a thin tan head. It has a rich chocolate, liquorice and coffee flavour followed by a roasted nutty and red fruity finish. Very good.
Jyrsa (463) - - MAR 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear very dark brown with small light brown head. Nose is porridge, vanilla and some roast malt and chocolate. Coffee and butter with some smoke. A bit too watery for me but properly hopped.
migwell (275) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Foundry, on nitro. A very smooth and creamy, easy drinking dry stout. Pours black with a big nitro head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Itís got the usual stout flavors, chocolate and coffee, and itís more bitter than sweet. I think I detect just a whiff of vanilla in there as well. This is a brew I would be happy to sit and drink several of, as it is quite delicious and goes down easy.
Acid303 (665) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - FEB 4, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
35.5cl bottle, served in Shaker glass. Pours black with medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, dried fruits and hints of coffee. Taste is pretty much the same: roasted malts, dark chocolate, nuts, coffee, cereals...very complex. Dry finish with bitter notes. Medium/full body, good carbonation. Very nice beer, perfect for those who donít like heavy Stouts.
ARH (1112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2016 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. The aroma is a mellow roasted coffee beans with a sweet cherry and fudge with nut. Secondary notes include a fading molasses, a smokey wood character, some caramel, and a touch of light leather. It pours a dark caramel red-brown with a tan doughy foam head that has good lace and a moderate soapy retention. The taste is medium sweet with a complimentary medium light bitter. The texture is fairly thin and slick with a soft fizz carbonation. The medium body?s flavor profile is bready with mild licorice and molasses that becomes fudge with nuts and finishes smokey and roasty with a taste of overbaked chocolate chip cookies and nutty fudge, and light roasted coffee. It?s aftertaste is coffee and cola with a mild, musty leather.
jsporrer (582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a dark brown to black with a medium tan creamy head. Medium body, clingy with light carbonation. Aroma of sweet roasted malts with a hint of coffee. Smooth roasted malts, not bitter or harsh. Flavors linger a bit but arenít very bold. Enjoyable but feels a little light for a stout. Great if you donít want that heavy bloated feeling.
CObiased (280) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle - pours a deep black color with a thin tan head. I really liked the aroma, especially as it warmed up - fudge, chicory coffee, peat and licorice. Similar roasty and cocoa flavors are abundant. Creamy but dry mouthfeel. Delicious, solid and well made front line stout.
ozzy70 (628) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours cola colored with small to no head. Aroma of caramel and malty chocolate. Taste was slightly sweet and roasty.
batneil (602) - - JAN 3, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice stout. Thick and creamy head (on draft with nitro), deep black body. Flavour is a little thin, but general good.