beertholomeus (1723) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black color with a thick tan head. Chocolate, licorice, coffee, roasted malt, raisin and fig aroma. Chocolate, plum, raisin, roasted malt, coffee and anise flavors. Full body and mild carbonation. Chocolate and dark fruit finish.
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown, with a fine bubbled, two finger khaki head into this glass - It retains fairly welll, with a light spotting present here. The nose is mild fruit, light roast, with some cocoa / caramel present here. It reminds slightly of an export stout. Anyway - The flavor profile is roast, cocoa, caramel, moving to fruit esters, light licorice present. Mineral water is present - frankly - its just lacking heft. Its clean, but too simple for me
jkwood04 (5292) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle in an Ommegang tulip. Pours near black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate, light dough, hints of chocolate, light spices and dark fruits, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent stout, but a little light.
jdavidh (164) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent creamy head and nice feel on the palate, but otherwise a fairly generic stout.
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ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque coffee with thin tan head that lasts and laces. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, pepper, and vanilla. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of dark bread, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and wood notes. Slightly astringent finish.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a thick head, the taste of spice, anise, and chocolate are present, but not over powering. If winter is truly coming, this is the beer I want to keep warm with. Toasty, chocolatey, and with a slight bitterness on the finish.
GregClow (3214) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Almost-black body with a big puffy tan head. Aroma of dark malt, fruity chocolate, bit of licorice. Flavour follows the aroma - not bad, but I hoped for more complexity. Body is on the thin side, and a bit sharp on the palate. All in all, a bit of a letdown.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Logged in from untappd. thin and over carbonated. so far the series has been underwhelming.
Tessic (1041) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This stout poured a deep black colour with a big, beautiful, tan coloured, creamy stout. To the nose there are scents of toffee, vanilla, anise seed and cocoa to name a few. Carbonation is there but not overkill. Fizzy on the tongue. First swig was full of flavour. Flavours of spice, licorice, smoke, vanilla and roastiness. Finish is nice and burnt with spice flavour lingering.
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, deep black color, with a frothy pillowy tan-colored head, with a yeasty,v fruity, dark chocolate, mild spicy anise, licorice, dark dried fruit nose, with a grainy toasted, caramel, roasted, chocolate, wheat malty accent, and a faint moacha, earthy roasted coffee bean, brown chocolate baking bar note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild yeasty, doughy, light flowery grassy, leafy hoppy, citrus peel, earthy black, roasted, toasted, caramel, chooclate malty character, with some licorice, anise spicy, chocolate pie crust, dark dried fruit, faint coffeeish flaovur, leading towards a yeasty, doughy, licorice, anise spiciness, dark bitter chocolate, lingering dark dired fruit, roasted bitterness finish.