GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Sweet finish with lingering chocolate. Pretty good.
weihenweizen (1869) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with dark brown highlights and medium beige head which dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is roasted barley, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and thin small-bubble lacing. Taste is roasted barley and chocolate. Good stout, not really that dry.
ibrubeer (145) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ SJC Marriott. Nice roasty aroma. Black color with lasting tan head (seems nitro tapped). Very smooth taste, with nice combination of sweetness and roast. Med to full bodied. Delicious!
tenninjas (10) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 330ml. Pours dark and full, very mellow with a firm roasted barley glamour and a hint of cacao on the edge. An unexpected delight of humble pedigree.
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zenkis (598) - Ogre, LATVIA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
drinked from bottle
Nice, hoppy, light bodied stout with dominant roasted and even burnt malts flavor, bitterness starts as black malts bitter and ends lovely herbal hoppy. On nose it comes herbal bitter.
Black, bitter, hoppy. Nice.
rollinsr (388) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with khaki head. Aroma is dark roasted malts with a nice fruity sweet fig character. Flavor is smoky and chocolate with some underlying tart fruit taste. There is a strange dry rubbery feel left on that may be due to the tartness, but otherwise a great stout.
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - AUG 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild roasted aroma. Almost black with medium light brown cap. Dry roasted bitter taste.
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle poured into Chimay glass. Pours black with a mocha colored head. Tall head that eventually settles into a thin layer on top of the beer. A fair amount of lacing as it moves down the glass.
Smell is of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, some hops and bit of dark fruits.
Taste is dark roasted toffee malts up front, chocolate flavors as well as hop bitterness come through the middle, and the finish has a mocha bittersweet finish to it. Mouthfeel is full bodied thick and smooth.
Overall, a very good dry stout.
kdm1984 (707) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Burnt, roasty aroma. Tightly bubbled head; decent size. Flavor is burnt, roast, bread malt. Lively carbonation. Good brew. My sampling was slightly warm, though; looking to try more of my six-pack later and update this review if temperature affected any of the characteristics. NEXT DAY RATE: Surprisingly not a whole lot of change now that it’s at a more proper temp. I will say I am noticing the cocoa element more. Not tasting the vinous, fruity, licorice elements some have described, or any of the other complexities, though. This is more a straightforward stout. Perhaps mine is not aged enough to bring out those elements?
Vells (744) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another good surprise. Pleasantly intense roasted malts, lovely coffee note and intense dark choco, decent hops. Feels like easy drinkable IMP. Mostly sweet with light bitterness in finish. Should retry