conway (2210) - - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Simple and delicious. A little hop bitterness, roasted barley and chocolate. Delicate pillowy mouthfeel. Awesome.
GRM (3502) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass, 6 ounces, brown bottle, during the Media luncheon, trip to the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: black, opaque, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: coffee, chocolate, roasted barley, light bittering hops; mouth: coffee, chocolate, roasted barley, light bittering hops, light lactic, finale in roasted barley with presence of coffee, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Verre, 6 onces, bouteille brune, lors du dîner des média, voyage au Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : café, chocolat, orge torréfiée, léger houblon amérisant; bouche : café, chocolat, orge torréfiée, léger houblon amérisant, léger lactique, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de café, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfect pre-game beer. Purchased from Beverage Warehouse in Winooski last Tuesday evening. $5.04 for the 650 mL bottle. I knew that once I had seen they carried Pelican I would be committing a disservice by ignoring it entirely. Served at 52°F. Had let it warm up a bit before consuming.
To oversized snifter, it pours a mahogany/oaken-tinted dark brown with which a frothy cosmic latte-ringed head 1½ fingers in length stood. Aromas of black bread, charcoal, Midwest hops, dried mandarin orange peels, licorice root, earl grey tea, cocoa butter, melted wax, and mint sprigs.
Tastes the same with the addition of coffee syrup, burnt sugar, aloe vera, and a pleasurable growing warmth. This is a superbly satisfying stout, but it’s honestly a tad too bitter. You have to concentrate in order to get anything aside from the floral hops and darkly-kilned malts. But, I am happy with my purchase of this item. Would love to replicate this in a clone (if I can track down its ingredients)
furthur (656) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, black body, dark khaki head fades leaving decent lace. Aroma is roasted barley, coffee, raisin. Taste is roasty, cookies, raisiny molasses, cherries, coffee. Finish is slightly dry. Palate is thick, carbonation ample, maybe a bit much for style. This is a touch sweet for style, but the flavors developed are superb!
WABeerFiend (362) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 08.21.14.
A: Chocolate, cocoa, and custard.
A: 3 finger tan head. Midnight black body with no red. It retains its head nicely.
T: Milk chocolate and coconut dominate. Slight roastiness and raisin are subtle.
P: Very creamy with perfect carbonation. It is on the watery side.
O: This was an easy drinking stout that had me wondering how it was not a milk or oatmeal stout. It was very creamy. The flavors were subtle but complex at the same time. They could have been stronger, though.
bpreo (2266) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good Stout, as you would expect, but not a Great Stout. Still worth drinking at any occasion.
JDBaker11058 (1695) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: solid dark brown-to-black, with half a finger of khaki head, poured out of an unassuming bomber that concealed the glories therein. Aroma: melty dark chocolate, general coffee roasty notes, some black bread, maybe a bit of earthy hops. Taste: dark, bittersweet chocolate, growing sweeter and more fudgy as it warms; it doesn’t get overly sweet, as the espresso notes and some gentle, slightly minty hops keep things balanced. Finish: medium-length, with lasting dry chocolate and general roast, then a whisper of pine to clean things up completely. Notes: Why, why, why was this so damn good? Everything about it seemed like it would be average, until it entered my mouth. Everything about this beer was in perfect harmony. We don’t get distro of this on the East Coast, and I almost cried when the bottle was gone. Nearly perfect. Bottle from Sarah for Beersmas 2014.
Handypaul (360) - - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown almost black with a big creamy light brown head that leaves only a little lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate and espresso. Medium bitter and lightly sweet, average to lively carbo, flavor of dark chocolate, creamy texture in a medium body, no taste of alcohol and a brief lightly bitter finish.
malrubius (2322) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brewfest. Black with thick brown head and lace. Mild roasted chocolate woody spice aroma. Dark chocolate roasted coffee very mild fruit sweetness very mild tang and medium woody bitterness with hints of spice. Relatively dry for style. Creamy medium body. Dangerously quaffable and sessionable for abv without sacrificing flavor and body. Excellent.
Brentv (569) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at McNally’s Taproom in Hillsboro, OR. Black pour with a medium beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Mildly sweet, nice balancing bitterness, nice bitter finish. A delicious stout.