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 (3156) - 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 (1035) - 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 (3253) - 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.
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle yes io am a fan boy and probably rated this a little bit higher than it deserves but it is still a very good beer
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent stout that borders on an Imperial, but holds back the ABV. Beautiful dark brown with a frothy caramel colored head. Smooth taste with licorice on the end. The beginning is creamy with a hint of chocolate followed by a nice bitter hop finish.
cfrancis (3106) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma is rich roasted malts with chocolate and black licorice. Taste is loaded with roasted malt and dark chocolate with black licorice. Medium body and well carbonated.
JFGrind (1994) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black body, proper foam, flavors of fruit, licorice, coffee and moderate bitterness. Dry mouthfeel.