Scrapersnbeer (1018) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big roast coffee malt and licorice aroma, just what you expect from a strong stout. It’s completely blacked out and pours crude oil. Tends way towards the sweet end of the spectrum, with some nut and maple elements blended in. Some bitterness, as the hops are present mainly in spirit. Very thick, one bottle is a meal.
Maverick34 (1732) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark pour. Tan head. Rich chocolate aroma. Malts and sweet bitterness. Good and fierce.
umich03jm (985) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours almost pitch black in color with almost no head. The aroma is very roasty with lots of dark chocolate too. Taste starts off very roasty too but quickly turns very bitter with dark chocolate and coffee. Finish remains very bitter with a nice spicy hop hit too. Mouthfeel is pretty thick and chewy. This is a pretty extreme RIS and is a tad too intense for me to love it. I did still enjoy sipping this though.
Westchesterco (296) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
roasty, earthy, Coffee aromablack, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, fizzy, bitter,
Iphonephan (1324) - Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Spacebar in Falls Church VA. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and brown sugar. Bitter finish.
BVery (4305) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Jet black oily dense pour with a smaller tan head. Big roasted malt nose. Dense slick palate. Taste is roasted malt, but without much harsh roasted edge to it. Very tasty and well made.
alobar (2337) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours tar black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate, Roasted malt and coffee flavor with some chocolate sweetness and a quick hop bitterness. Very nice beer.
odinstyr (463) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium-dark brown with a small brown head. Smells of licorice, chocolate, coffee. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter, licorice, chocolate, hint of coffee, mild hops relative to the strong roasted malts.
jabersquawk (5) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 1, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee, chocolate and thick body. Lite sweetness and chocolate aroma. A little unfinished at the end, but altogether a fine beer.
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BREWMUSKCLES (2017) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
alcohol,kerosene and some rye. stingy and foamy thick mouth feel. touch of hop and some roasted coffee mid palate. certainly a sipper.