nearbeer (4718) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. Nose is oatmeal, char, dark chocolate, soy and anise. Opaque ebony body with a lasting film of creamy foam. First flavor has graham cracker, semi-sweet chocolate, and then turns to a pleasant hit of earthy roasted vegetable and prunes. Subsequent sips are dominated by the dark, earthy spice mix that soon becomes a too-dominant mix of tobacco, cardboard and licorice. Medium body is watery with a too-long bitter spice additive finish. Medium-high fizz that flares up in the mouth doesn’t help this one either.
IrishBoy (4078) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Costco Bakersfield. Nose is chocolate, coffee, floral, and a hint of vanilla and char. Black with a big heavy lacing tan head. Flavor is moderately sweet chocolate with a slight hint of bitterness, licorice, and dark fruits.
tnkw01 (1705) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Nice three finger tan head. Nice tan lace. Aroma is dark roasted grains with slight hints if licorice. Taste is dark roasted, almost burnt grains.
DCLawyer (2430) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml->snifter. Black with moderate tan head. Roasted malt, licorice, bitter coffee, cocoa, anise. OK.
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/14/16. 750mL bottle from Five Points. Happy Valentine’s Day, I guess, though technically it’s just after midnight, not the actual day. Black pour with a thick, creamy tan head that lasts for days and coats with lacing. House yeast maybe? Chocolate on the aroma, dark chocolate that is, a big dose of dark roasted malts, light spice. Ashy, dry, roasted malt flavor, a touch of a savory aspect, dark dark bakers chocolate, a Belgian aspect, light spice, lingers dry and bitter. High, burning carbonation.
ebone1988 (1182) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is Belgian yeast, roasted malt, not much else. Appearance is black, poured thin, light brown. Taste is Belgian yeast, some roasted malt, nothing else. Mouthfeel is heavy, medium carbonation, lots of Belgian yeast in the aftertaste. Overall, about as good as expected from a brewery I don’t like.
LearninBeer (460) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is caramel, a little coffee. Pours black with a frothy tan head, mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture thin, the carbonation fizzy and the finish bitter. Not bad, just a little too fizzy.
GIJOE (1076) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a foamy, brown head. Nose is earthy with chocolate and coffee notes; hint of anise. Taste is rich and bitter like dark chocolate. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Very nice.
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ryanscourt (1272) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me a lot of the first beer we homebrewed. Dark burnt flavors round out the medium body chocolate flavors.
coldbrewky (1666) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Christmas gift from buddy Alex. A full bodied stout that is appropriately acrid at start and mellows to full rounded roastyness by finish. Dark and silky in the Steigl mug I also received at Christmas from sister in law Sue... Hi Sue. Thick burnt umber head. A thoroughly enjoyable beer.