AndresTM (402) - Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy aroma of roasted malts, dark and milk chocolate, and tar. I don’t know why I felt it was so weak -- had to inhale deeply to make it out. The taste is bitter, roasted, and earthy, not very sweet at all. The finish is dry and roasted. The alcohol is only slightly perceived. I was expecting more.
johnnymusky (682) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very flavorful beer...pour is black with a nice creamy head....taste is lots of chocolate,some berries,a little caramel or toffee...a sipper at over 10%...solid ass beer!
aleigator (558) - GERMANY - NOV 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black color, with a small, dark brown head, soon reduced to a small ring of bubbly lacing.
Smells of fudge coated, roasted malts, also containing ground coffee leftovers. Matured, grassy hops create a bitter-chocolate impression, finding its sweet counterpart in molasses and a whiff of rock sugar. Exhibits a very vivid, diversified nose, not solely on the sweet side, but with a promising, intriguing earth supported bitterness.
Has a higher carbonation, perfectly preserved by the can, which adds a refreshing first sip, while the beer in general still drinks beautifully smooth. Even its dry, bitter coffee ending leaves enough space on the palate for soothing whipped cream, ensuring a soft, enjoyable mouthfeel.
Tastes of toffee accompanied earth, together with a warming scorched malt foundation. Milk chocolate produces a ton of whipped cream, which smoothes the slowly uprising bitterness till the very end, consisting of a blend between grassy, still pungent hops and heated coffee beans. Once the prominent bitterness is established, it becomes a cornerstone of the beers taste profile, revealing a multi-layered coffee, earth, roasty malts and hop richness. Caramel cuts through during the finish, balancing the long lasting bitter aspects of the beer, while ending surprisingly clean, putting the focus back on soothing whipped cream, wrapping up wooden ground coffee.
A breathtaking approach of creating a big, bold stout, with a fantastic, balanced depth to it. Almost overpowering the palate at certain stages, as for its extreme taste diversity, the smoothness guarantees a convincing balance throughout. The beer always tends to find an answer for the boundary pushing questions it poses in a fitting, just as extreme counterpart.
BrewTom (510) - - NOV 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Obscure black. Dried fruit nose. Coffee flavour with a hint of cocoa, some sweetness & a silk mouthfeel. A straight drinking RIS with no messing about.
Rated by BrewTom
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, Brewdog Leicester. Black with a beige head. Oily and earthy with peppery, marzipan alcohol. Creamy dark chocolate with berries. Rich coffee with vanilla oak barrel and brown sugar. Some hints of soy sauce with toffee. Boozy, warming, damned good.
bvbunited (41) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this beer packs a punch. The taste is great and the color aroma and appearance is awesome also. At 21 proof this is a beer to savior and enjoy like a fine brandy. I would recommend this beer to anyone
Aggiebob (452) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. It pours a dark oil black with a fluffy tan head. The aroma is dark chocolate, berries, licorice, coffee and vanilla. The flavor is intense with the roasted malts and dark chocolate flavors dominating. The alcohol is present early on but the finish is smooth.
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Beltramo’s in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is chocolate fudge brownies. Taste is the same with some very mild bitterness. This is ALMOST, JUST BARELY, MAYBE too sweet. But it’s not. Very smooth.
Whatup14 (1213) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Canette 355ml, gracieuseté de Beervana lors du CanBIF Spring 2015, Thanks Cameron! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée riche et crémeuse laissant une dentelle aérée, huileuse. Arôme de
malt torréfié, mélasse, chocolat noir, espresso, alcool, légère touche fumée. Goût de malt torréfié, chocolat noir, café, sucré, alcool, amertume efficace. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps dense, crémeuse.
stoutjunkie (86) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap @ Doghouse, Glasgow. Pure black with almost no head. Tastes sweet, with caramel coffee, dark chocolate.