mcmisko (349) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appears dark brown with tan head. Smells like oak, dark malts, and a little wet dog. Taste is lighter than appearance with dark malts, some oak, and cola. Wood and dark malts on after taste.
jjgmd (1189) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a dark black pour with a java head. Nose is woody, malty with some alcohol. Taste is oaky, woody with a vanilla chocolate taste and some whiskey notes as well. Finish is chocolate with woody oaky notes and moderately long. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1154) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of coffee,liquorice and oak. The oak comes through up front, along with nice liquorice, coffee, and light bourbon leading to a oaky finish. Delicous stout
patricks110 (1554) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice brew overall. The pour is a completely black colour with a thick tan head that disappears to a mere bubble thick layer. The nose is woody and earthy with big coffee notes. Mild sweetness with cocoa and espresso notes . Heavy roasted notes with mild oaky and earthy notes. A bit watery and underwhelming overall.
puboflyons (1818) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tin foiled, capped 650 ml. bottle. The pour is jet black with am lingering soft, silky tan head that settles back after a period of time and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Beautiful. On the nose I get a well balanced dark chocolate and coffee note, which is expected since it is brewed with both ingredients. There is also a kind of dark fruity note. Full body for sure. The flavor evolves with the coffee introducing itself first and then the chocolate coming up quickly from behind, The two play off each other well. Bitter for sure that cannot be defined as earthy, floral, or grassy but more rambunctious than that. This is quite good.
two7offsuit (111) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Coffee aromas with coffee and dark chocolate flavors.
chandler0201 (638) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with small tan head and a medium amount of glass lacing. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor had some coffee, vanilla, toasted malts, and hint of chocolate. Balanced finish that had a nice mix of sweet and dry. Really nice beer.
kramer (4562) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is roasty and sweet with some vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, and light oakiness. The flavor seems to be lots of different stuff that they added added in, and very little discernible base beer. Lots and lots of coffee and chocolate and fairly heavy oak for what I was expecting, but there’s minimal actual malt flavors. There’s some roast and sweet caramel below all the flavorings, but it’s clearly in the background. The vanilla gets especially strong on the finish, lingering very long. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. An OK effort, but I think the base beer needs a little work so that it can stand up to all these flavorings. They get a little tiring on the palate mid way through the bottle.
Silvan7 (535) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ La pazzeria. Colore marrone, velato con riflessi rosso rubino, schiuma nocciola abbastanza grossolana. Profumo intenso. Caffè e cioccolato fondente sono ben evidenti. si avverte anche frutta secca e frutti di bosco rossi sono presenti. Gusto abbastanza intenso, persistente. Dolce, ai limiti dell’amabile per via dell’intenso gusto di cioccolato. poi vira sull’amaro, si per il luppolo che per la tostatura del malto. Molto evidenti i gusti del caffè che in questa birra è utilizzato in maniera elegante. Corpo debole, stranissimo per lo stile, quasi per nulla carbonata. Equilibrata, armonica molto bevibile.
mcberko (5213) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Nose brings out rich mocha, chocolate, some roasted malt, and vanilla. Flavour brings out coffee, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Very full-bodied and quite complex, with the coffee and chocolate well-balanced. Not too sweet by any means, but not dry either. Excellent stuff.
thb (653) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Viscous. Dark Molasses colour. Little in the way of bubbles. Thin foam appears. Aroma is toast, dark fruits, cocoa, espresso. Opens with bitter chocolate, toast, moves into a drying bitter finish. Something slightly vegetal. There’s actually some hop aroma to the finish of this - grass/citrus. Very drinkable for the abv - chalk it up to a lack of sweetness. Dangerous from that perspective.