JaBier (6503) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, oatmeal and chocolate. Dry roasty flavor with some chocolate and a bit of hop before a bitter, roasty finish.
dwm1034 (753) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from pick a sixer at PW...pours almost black with foamy head...some lacing. Bitter chocolate / coffee but done smoothly...not at all boozy like some other stouts and other stronger beers....well done and very tasty
jsquire (4075) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque dark beer with a nice fluffy beige head that shrank to an attractive whisp. Nose of roasted grains and coffee gounds with some molassess sweetness. Lots of sweetened coffee flavors with burnt toast, toffee and a dark green grassy hop. Bitter coffee in the finish. The body seems a little thin, but still a tastey stout.
nuplastikk (5615) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at OF. Opaque brown black. Steady brown-beige head. Some roasty chocolate bitterness up front fades into a sweet, watery finish. Rather average in most respects, enjoyable enough. Cocoa chocolate aroma.
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium frothy off-white head that dissipates slowly to a film. Top ring of lace with spots underneath. Roasty malt aroma with notes of chocolate and hops. Medium body with flavors of burnt malt, chocolate, mild coffee and hops. The finish is roasty with a short coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.
mrjaxson (450) - .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 (9672) - 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 (5483) - 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 (1485) - 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.