voyageurmike (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft sample at Oggi’s in Garden Grove. Black with tan head, medium body. Mildly bitter coffee flavor, clean finish.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with tan head. Smell of chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste of chocolate and caramel with a hint of coffee.
jandd1983 (2887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. It poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of coffee. The taste was of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Very nice.
bytemesis (3826) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours deep reddish black, medium tan head, great lacing. Aruba is roasty, bit of ash. Flavor has roasty coffee, a bit of smoke. Medium body, quite nice.
Brigadier (3150) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
The last beer of the night delivered the experience I was looking for all evening. A filling stout with a sweet edge it is like a bigger bolder version of Guinness done in house. Maybe I should have just skipped the hop driven taps completely.
Aroma / Appearance - A pour the color of deep black coffee sticks to the rim of the glass. Soft mocha head adds a nice edge. Walnuts, almonds, coffee, and black earthy malts provide a smoky presence of a dark alley at night.
Flavor / Palate - Sweet licorice, malts, coffee, and other flavors provide a dry texture. The profile is decent but what makes this work are some of the intangibles. A finish lasts quite a while but this is still easy to drink. Whether you take your time or rush through the pint you’ll experience a well crafted release.
KennethArd (266) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted aroma with coffee, cocoa & chocolate. Full black with small creamy long lasting brown head. Medium sweet taste with a light bitterness. Medium body, oily texture & average carbonation.
Barreras (1111) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep dark brown color with aroma of roasted barley. Taste is of mild coffee with chocolate notes. You can also taste the roasted barley after the swallow. A decent stout, especially for a restaurant craft.
TheJvd (938) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a nice light brown head. Big chocolate aroma with roasted malts and some coffee. Flavour is also chocolate, roasted malts and a little sourness. Nice body and quite a nice beer with a good chocolate taste.
dEnk (4097) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting. Aroma has loads of chocolate, some roast and ash, some liquorice. Flavour is chocolate,roasty malts, liquorice. Quite dry. Nice one.
MaartenRF10 (1639) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, light brown had. Aroma of chocolate and some coffee, with a sour hint. Taste of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Nice chocolate aftertaste. Good body and full carbo.