rondphoto (2083) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear very dark brown amber with a foamy head and horizontal streaks of lace. The aroma leads in nicely: solid roasted malt going in that reveals a lot of bitter chocolate (and a little coffee) through the palate to the finish. At the last, the taste is very much like Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate squares. A good late night sipper.
demmbonz (542) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber to snifter. I hope my glass is contaminated because something is way off in the aroma. Dark brown stout. Dark roast albeit thin flavor. Had to pour it.
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from timfoolery. It’s a wild pour. One inch of dark brown and 4+ fingers of creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma through that head is tuff, but there’s a lot of heavy dark burnt malt down below. Med body or better. Flavor is fairly smooth burnt malt with some aspects that could be bourbon or celery. Odd, but I could call it either way. There’s some chocolate, and it’s rather ashy, but it’s dry, seemingly astringent, and there’s a lot of hop bitter. Pardon while I attend to the foam creeping from the bottle. Damn nice drink. Much more flavor than many stouts. As flavorful as an IS, but in a very different, but similar, way.
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown frothy head that had great retention, slowly reducing to a thick cap which lasted throughout and had good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a burnt bread malt, light resin hops and a bold leathery yeast with notes of bakers’ chocolate, roasted coffee and a charred smoky scent.
The taste was bitter, malty and rather roasty with a strong bitter chocolate note from the beginning, progressing with a strong hoppiness, a bitter coffee presence and a bold charred taste towards the end. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow, with a mild charred hoppy taste hitting you right in the back of the throat and lingering for just a little while longer.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a quite lively carbonation.
Overall this was a bold and roasty Stout with a smoky charred finish and a good smooth drinkability...
RABinCO (1365) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours near black. Not much of any head, but mild lacing. Taste is a very nice balance of smoky malts, sweetness, and a dry finish.
HighlanderOne (1016) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Lots in the aroma - dry cocoa, toasted malt, smoke, caramel. Good lookin stout with tan lasting head. Dry cocoa, wood, licorice, nut with hops in the back. Licorice, caramel and smoky notes too. Generally dry feel, but some sweetness as well. Quite enjoyable.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Black, thin to moderate foamy sandy head, nice lacing.   Bakers chocolate and soft roasted malts on the nose.   Very dry bakers chocolate and soft roasted malts on the tongue.   Not bitter, not too sweet, very dry, with a roasted malt background.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly moderate.   Not too big in body, somewhat thin but not watery.   Very simple finish, soft roast with some bakers chocolate, mild bitterness, dry.   Tiz okay, but fairly average.   Thanks Jeff!
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured dark, near jet black with a thin head. Not sure on the age of this bottle. But seemed a bit stale and thinned out. Still nice. Some roast, ash, charred grains and burnt sweetness. Faint hop earthiness too.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Beerilicious iphone app: Roasted Citrus aroma that appears brown and clear. Frothy brown head. Starts out sweet and finishes heavily bitter. creamy mouthfeel with lively carbonation.
Beerenberger (1475) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is mostly roasted malt hints of raisins. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Taste is roasted malt and a hint of sweetness. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Overall, enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone