IslandHaole (1201) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - SEP 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber from Whole Foods in Kailua HI. Unsweetened baking chocolate, oatmeal, nearly burned toast, mild allspice. Motor oil dark brown, big foamy dark tan head. Very tasty, sweet thick malts, bitter aftertaste, lingering mild mineral salt aftertaste. Very well balanced and well made beer. My second beer from Pelican and I’m very impressed with their offerings, I’m definitely going to try more of them!
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a black color with an off white to tan color-ed foamy head that dissipated within less than two minutes. Lacing was super thick and foamy, really clinging to the glass.
The smell started off with big roasty coffee beans running into delicate milk and dark chocolate tones. Light black licorice does end up rounding it out nicely.
The taste was semi-bitter with the roasty and sweet tones of the coffee and chocolate coming in to balance. Light roasty aftertaste rolled into a dry semi-sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good carbonation about it - its fairly smooth and leads to a nice sipping quality about it.
Overall, as a foreign/export stout this one definitely works. I’d have it again.
waiake (605) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle 7.5% abv poured black as with a fine frothy tan head the aroma is malt coffee chocolate taste is similar creamy smooth & bitter delicious
Ferris (10513) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Nice dark roast notes with some chocolate. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Lots of roast and decent bitter chocolate.
bottomfisher (16) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful stout that I found at Grocery Outlet in Lincoln City Oregon, just south of the Brewery. One of the best dark beers ever in my mind. I love Pelican and buy it out at Grocery Outlet, it is that good.
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, coffee, wood and hints of fruit. Taste is medium sweet leading to a roasty finish. Nice
StevieT (1353) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Everything you would expect from a beer of this calibre, rich roasted flavours, chocolatey smooth, freaking delicious.
Davros (2601) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a large head.
Nose shows roasted malt, milk chocolate, soft bready notes.
More dry roasted malt as a flavour, some bready malt and soft booze. Moreish.
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and light coffee, some pale malts, dough, and light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid stout.
stoutandoysters (4) - - JUN 22, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great stuff. Some of Pelicans brews miss the mark but this one is spot on. I have no idea how to describe brews like most of you folks. I have been drinking craft beers since the Reagan administration. I know what I like and this is great stuff.