beernovice39 (3127) - Montana, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a jet black brew with a thin brown top. Nose is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is burnt malts, bitter chocolate and caramel. Nice bitterness in the finish to go with the sweet.
50belair (2271) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Bitter dark roasted malts, licorice, and mild caramel notes. Good body. Average mouthfeel.
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super rich and sweet stout , very plain and lightly hopped, itís ok but very average
bmerz (710) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle . Couple months old. Pours without much head and little lace. Aroma is strong dark chocolate and roast with some caramel sweetness and dark fruit. Flavor follows suit with more sugary simple sweetness and bitterness, appropriately balanced for a imp stout. Feel is soft, kinda flat, soapy, sticky and woody end. I donít like the feel really. Other parts are nice but it feels too thin.
Beergeek23322 (2283) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/17/2013. 22 oz. bomber. Pours black with a tan head. Lots of coffee aromas with dark fruit and roasted malt. Caramel, chocolate and malt flavors with hints of coffee. Smooth, long finish. Very good.
pushkinwow (2017) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber with a nice wax top. Black with mocha head that completely disappears. Chocolate, anise, semi-sweet and partially roasted malts, boozy. Bitter with a mild carbonation and moderate+ body, dry, chocolate, more booze, some bite on the finish.
drfabulous (4017) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Big black stout. Black wax. Chocolate and cocoa powder. Big nose. Lots of alcohol in finish. Roast. Very tasty.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: um, earlier?
Pours black, little foam formation at all. Smells of toasted/burnt malts, some licorice, hints of graham, some malt (like whoppers malt), some sweetened bakers chocolate. Taste matches with depth and a little higher on the burnt malts end - almost a bit of smoke character in here, which normally Iíd dislike, but here plays well. I really dig this, but in a fetish way. Itís unique to me, although some reviews say itís a beer theyíve had before. Iíd like to compare this to Bellís Expidition Stout, but itís not too licorice characterized, which I dislike about Expo stout, but this is a little more subtle and accents well. Full bodied with low carb and an almost dry finish. Nice beer. I think treatment in a port barrel or an addition of buterscotch character would really, really open this up to the midwest flavor profile. A little too robust for the national masses.
Sammy (8678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty good RIS. A bubbly head, and lacy, on a black body. A dry bitter finish.A big aroma. A tad mould in the taste mid sip.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black/deep ruby, finger tan head. Smell roasty coco vanilla. Taste sweet, caramel and roast, wood, smokey. Med body. Taste didnít live up to smell.