KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a pitch jet black with an average (1-2 finger) light cocoa brown rocky head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film and small collar with poor runny lacing.
The aroma was very robust of a burnt biscuit mat, light resin hops and a strong earthy yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla, a mild smokiness and a slight alcohol tinge.
The taste was bitter sweet with a nice malty feel and had notes of bitter chocolate and molasses from the beginning, progressing slightly into a purely bitter taste with a huge coffee presence and a mild smoky finish. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow with a bold smooth bitter coffee taste left to linger for quit a while.
Mouthfeel was full in body with a dry, oily texture and a solid medium carbonation.
Overall this was a boldly robust brew with a strong bitter mocha / coffee taste that is offset slightly by a mild sweetness, and was done very well may I say. Making this a very enjoyable tasty brew with a superb drinkability...
vtafro (6678) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, dark malt aromas. Chocolate malt, dark and roasted Flavors.
vyvvy (5858) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with a dense tan head. The aroma had think roasty smooth malt, chocolate, dark caramel and molasses. It has a rich creamy body with mild carbonation. The usage starts like the aroma and finishes drier with a touch of char. Great.
gregwilsonstl (2110) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Dark black. Milky. Cappuccino. Sweet at first than dry. Dark roasted. Thx aaron!
maley1 (1164) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown almost black pour with frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, lactose, vanilla and hops. Taste of roasted malts, unsweetened chocolate, bitter coffee, caramel and hops. Full bodied, medium carbonation, nicely balanced, roasty bitter finish. Very nice.
emusche (198) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dirty oil black with a tan head; nice lacing. Nose is roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is chocolate, espresso, toast, caramel, black licorice, char, vanilla bean, wood. Pleasant mouthfeel, oily, smooth without being thin. A solid, if unremarkable, offering.
nilsas (3425) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Frukter, kirsebær, sjokolade.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Kirsebær, lakris og sjokolade.
Hvor: Bøker & Børst, Stavanger.
Medium: Tapp@250ml, ABV@7%, Når@18.07.2016
drsordr (2336) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at source in Cannon Beach pour opaque black with thin tan head. Nose roasted malt, chocolate, some red fruit. Taste red fruit, light roast, mineral chocolate. Light bitterness from the roast.
dfearnley (1807) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro draft to taster
Consummation: Deeply bitter coffee and chocolate
Adjunct: Aroma of caramel, burnt malt, and blackberry; dark brown with a creamy tan head; classic stout
Hanuta06 (444) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: from nitro tap at Pelican Brewing.
Aroma: light malt.
Appearance: average-sized, creamy, light-brown, initial head with good lacing and fully lasting longevity. Dark-brown body.
Taste: moderately sweet initial flavor and moderately sweet and roasty finish with long duration.
Palate: full body, creamy texture and flat carbonation.
Overall: lasting flavor that is interesting to the last gulp.
slowrunner77 (10117) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavily roasted and showing at least all of it’s 7% abv. Drinks big, for better or worse. There was an offness to the bottle that I can’t quite name - ever so slight astringency perhaps? - that didn’t belong. Good, but I think it can be better. Hope to try on tap one day.