KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a muddy jet black with a large (2-3 finger) light brown frothy head that slowly receded, down to a medium film with a large collar and had good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt and a leathery yeast with notes of molasses, baker’s chocolate and dark roasted coffee.
The taste was very similar to the aroma starting off a bitter malty with a slight molasses sweetness and a strong bitter chocolate note, and finishing with a large dose of roasted coffee and a smooth bitter ending. The flavor lasted a decently long time following the swallow with a bitter coffee taste that was left to linger.
Mouthfeel was a few shade above medium in body with a thin oily texture and a carbonation that was just past mild.
Overall this brew was a prime example of a bitter Dry Stout, possessing a decent body and taste along with a nice easy drinkability...
KansaiBeerLvrs (2674) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at CBB Bud. Pitch black with a beige head of dense foam. A rich savory chocolate nose. Smooth med-light body with a taste of chocolate covered raisins & dark bitter malts. Quite pleasant actually.
mike67 (875) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bready malt, toast, dark fruit, coffee and brown sugar. Body is medium, creamy and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and dry. On a sweet side but tasty brew.
varanid99 (609) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola coloured pour with a thin tan head that quickly fades. Roasty, chocolate and coffee aromas. Taste is cocoa, coffee, roast, dry, a little coffee bitterness. Tasty
Wolfenkopf (174) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has a mild chocolate and coffee aroma. Faint, yet defined. The brew would need aircraft landing lights to let anyone see through it, much like its big brother, "Old Rasputin". The taste is of chocolate, coffee and malt. It’s quite good. The palate is smacked with a bit of carbonation, but the feel is lightly oily. At just over 6% ABV, this is a winner for stout lovers.
AlutisLt (56) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gana vandeningas ir nelabai išraiškingas stoutas. Alkoholis tik gelbėja padėtį. Gan įdomiai išsireiškia...
jdjuice (389) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours deep amber black with big tan head. In an age of coffee and chocolate adjuncted stouts, this is an excellent example of a delicious yet traditional stout.
nathan30533 (819) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is an ok stout. This one looks better then it tastes as it’s very carbonated.
danielyabu (1339) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
average frothy light brown head. fair lacing. fully diminishing. flat thick black body. aroma: heavy toasted malty, dark bread, dark chocolate and brownie. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet and very light bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body watery texture, lively carbonation and metallic finish. Presença bem suave de café no paladar, arrematada por malte e chocolate, em um paladar bem aguado, surgindo como defeito. Toques metálicos completam o paladar. 20 s
williamstome (1172) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, nice foamy brown head. Aroma is roasty, dark chocolate, a little smoke. Flavor is delicious chocolate, cocoa, some roast and soy sauce. After it had warmed up a little, also had notes of ginger and blackberries. Medium body, sweet roasty finish.
fiveacestx (703) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Jet black with a small head and lacing. It was definitely roasty with dark malt notes but I was disappointed with how thin it was. There are better stouts out there.