Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London, just after watching Chelsea prevail over Bayern Munich in penalties. Pours dark brown-black with a moderate, thick beige foam head. Decent roast in the nose with some milky chocolate notes. Medium sweet flavor with dusty cocoa, roasted malts, light smoke, earth, dark chocolate, creamy chocolate. Medium bodied with average, smooth and creamy carbonation. Sweet, faintly sticky finish, lots of dark and milky cocoa, restrained roast, understated roast, some toasted grass, earth. A very solid stout overall. Iíve had this bottle for about a year and itís drinking really nicely right now.
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. $1.67 in mix-a-6 at Binnyís, Dec 2011. Chocolate and coffee3 roast nose. Pillowy brown head that lingers for quite a while. Solid black color. Manages to keep a low carbonation level suited for this style. But the first sip is very harsh and astringent. Let it sit to answer some Tweets, come back to find itís mellowed a little, but still has a bitter coffee character. I just canít get behind it. Properly bitter to mark the Blackhawks season ending tonight, I guess.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! This is good beer. It pours an opaque black with a big brown frothy head. Nose is greeted with aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is loaded with dark chocolate, coffee, molasses and dark roasted malts. Nice viscosity and mouthfeel. One of the best stouts Iíve ever tasted. Pairs well with meats off the grill - burgers, brats and ribs.
TheHopster (819) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle). Nice sweet aroma with bittersweet chocolate. Dark brown complexion with tan head, minimal lacing. Full flavored and rich with notes of dark chocolate. Nice balance and smooth.
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redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
An opaque black pour with little head, tan lacing. A grassy, coffee aroma that is somewhat subdued despite its 7% ABV. A fairly thick pour as the lacing ends up in a small pool at the bottom of the glass. An astringent coffee taste is first and is dominant in the taste as well as the aroma. A medium bitter finish. Any floral hop notes that were noticed upon first waft were lost soon after pour. A one-dimensional beer, as in a coffee stout.
andyhwcinc (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Binnyís in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a Wednesday night after work on a cold April night, the start to the MLB season! Appearance is pitch black, thin tan head that rims around the glass. Aroma of chocolate, bit of lactose, bit nutty, has a nice defined smell, somewhat decadent. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, nice chocolate presence, balances out pretty well, very light bitterness from coffee. Itís pretty good, a straight forward stout.
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served in no-nik pint glass: Pours a nearly opaque hue with a lasting tan head minimal lace, some oily legs. The aroma has notes of roast, char, chocolate, tobacco, leather, molasses, prune, kiwi, and black pepper. The taste is a nice near Baltic Porter-ish character of rich dark fruits under sweet and roasty malts. Lots of ashy black malt malts upon the finish with some hop bitters and hint of coffee that separates it from the fore-mentioned Baltic brews. The mouth feel is slick and oily, medium-bodied and a very ashy finish. Far better than expected, I would easily try this again.
wlajwl (3932) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasted malts and a mixture of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is coffee, grainy/roasted malts, an undercurrent of chocolate and a mildly acidic/tart finish. A solid stout.
alobar (2806) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, and chocolate. Roasted malt flavor with licorice, and chocolate flavor with a creamy mouth feel. Superb lacing! Very nice beer.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black, thin head. Nice roasted malt aroma. Medium light body. Good roast malt flavor, nice hop flavor. Not Guineas, but nice session stout