mrjaxson (294) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shades of chocolate and toffee in the aroma but nothing overwhelming. Pours to a medium brown head. A quick snap of bitterness on first taste, which slowly fades to a dry finish. Lighter weight than most stouts. I get a sense of heavier carbonation on the tongue, but it would take a spotlight to actually look through this inky stout to spot the bubbles. Pleasant enough.
DrSilverworm (6416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Black color, minimal light brown head. Carbonation a bit pronounced. Really nice roasty bitter taste. Some coffee - aroma is less impressive than the taste, but still good. Little loose spots of lace. Visible sediment on the bottom. A good stout.
ESATIKKFAN (18) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a snifter. Pours a deep brown with a frothy head. Smell has a sweet toffee note with some chocolate and coffee hints. The body is full and the taste is very good. It had a sweet taste with vanilla and coffee hints. What I liked about this beer is that it had a great imperial stout taste without the high alcohol taste and impact that often accompanies this style.
jgb9348 (4740) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a creamy, frothy off-white head that leaves a soapy residue. Aroma of everything nice - oak, vanilla pods, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol and even a touch of light hops. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive roasty malt flavour with some peat, a touch of anise, some light nuts, cream and coffee all noticeable. Aftertaste is complex, not too potent and showing a good level of character, while maintaining a slightly easy going attitude. Overall, a nice beer that shows a lot of character very well without deep pungent flavours. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 08-May-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 20-September-2011.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows dark chocolate, earth, and light roast. Flavor shows the same with hints of dark fruit, light coffee, and what seems like a touch of licorice. Overall body is moderate and finishes with light to moderate bitterness.
Onionkid (366) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark chocolate, bitter toffee smell. Beer tastes of dark chocolate, malty with hops to it. Roasted aftertaste, slightly bitter. Very solid beer, this score is overinflated though. Tastes a bit too watery to me to earn a 90+, then again I canít even tell how the hell this site ends up taking our base scores and calculating em to be honest. 7% alcohol.
mcnealc31 (252) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark color, great head, strong roasted flavor with a bitter, dry finish. This one also has a taste of currants and rye bread. Very complex, very interesting, and very delicious. Reminds me both of a milk stout and an imperial stout.
ben4321 (3924) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 8/29/11
Aroma: The nose is bittersweet chocolate, some dry/roasty malts, and some oatiness
Appearance: It pours a dark balckish color with a small beige head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is malty, not particularly sweet, more roasty, with a mild bitterness too
Palate: The body is rather light for the style, a touch watery, smooth and soft, decently drinkable
This is an OK stout overall, but not one that is going to blow anyone away. A nice light bodied beer that doesnít run into the common issue of being overly sweet. I can certainly see the appeal, it isnít bad, but I donít have high praise for it either. Itís just fine.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice stout, but too much coffee for my taste. Needs some more chocolate, maybe a touch of oatmeal and some fruitiness.
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: August 22, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: BVery, Burnsville, MN Appearance: Opaque dark brown, nice amount of tan head and good lacing. Aroma: Coffee and chocolate. Flavor: Consistent with aroma, thin to medium bodied, slight carbonation and slightly bitter finish. Other: A little too thin for me, but pretty good.