Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh from the 22-ounce bottle its sets an onyx color, the head a two-fingered chocolate brown, creamy and as it ever so slowly vanishes, the lace forms a thick and surrounding sheet. Nose is full of chocolate, sweet and chewy, hops and a bit of smoke backs it up, a delectable treat for the olfactory senses. Front is rich in malt, sweet and thick, hops and burnt grain provide a delectable spicy bitterness, top is full bodied and rich. Finish has a fair to middling acidity, the hops pleasingly spicy, a touch of warming and the aftertaste thick and dry, a stout lovers dream.
blipp (7898) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a light beige head. Espresso-like coffee, relatively light sweetness, low bitterness, and a nice roasted coffee finish. Pretty good.
Blairgus (3994) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
27 May 2015, tap at Oggis. Black. Nose is licorice, acidic black malt. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Black toast, brown sugar, licorice. Pretty good!
snoworsummer (4378) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Oggis Point Loma. Pours very dark brown with a thin, beige head. Tastes like burnt malt, burnt toast, a little bit of sweet chocolate, and some dark coffee. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like burnt toast, burnt malt, some dark chocolate, and some burnt coffee.
VertBaconStrips (2292) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Disneylandish. Slammed this because we had to leave and I found the need to stuff in an extra pint. Also cuz it was average and required no thought but ’consume’. Roast, choco, bit o’ coffee, slight ashy thing, sweetness close to licorice but not close enough. Off to find any shitty store that sells liquor and without doubt will carry a small selection of eye opening craft at prices that will make me weep.
voyageurmike (237) - 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 (3690) - Wentzville, 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 (6301) - 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 (3490) - Chagrin Falls, 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 (414) - 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.