KajII (781) - 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...
beer-yum (448) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Licorice aroma nicely complements the tart flavour that follows. A good example of the style but many others are better.
heyden (42) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted nose. Roasted malt bitter slightly coffee. Creamy thick mouthfeel. Warming high alcohol. Addition of hops adds to an already reasonably bitter profile. Good but nothing particularly special!
CanIHave4Beers (3209) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big ups to Homer321 for bringing this to RBSG to share with me, then accidentally leaving it in my cooler so that I could share it with friends in a location remote from my dining room.
Pours black with a small head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is ashy with some licorice, some black strap molasses, light chocolate, and lighter hops.
The flavor possesses a very satisfying but somewhat bracing level of bitterness, it’s got molasses & dark chocolate all over the place. The beer is very roasty and mildly sweet featuring a dry-ish finish.
A cool beer I had always wanted to dry. Thanks homie!
Experiment_Ale (979) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At prewpub in Tillamook with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is nutty roasted malt, thin, tang. Taste is creamy, nutty, marshmallow roasted malt, kinda smooth. Light and fluffy.
Salmoniform (533) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap to glass. Dark hue with creamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, cherry, straw, molasses. Mouthfeel is nice with medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with astringent following and clean finish. Overall a nice shelf stout.
jonas (5614) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Chocolate roast, light licorice aroma
Black, brown head
Dry roasted choc, coffee and licorice notes. Medium body, ultradry mouthfeel.
Somewhat cloying, did not enjoy on the long run.
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up in Chicago and shared with Tmoney99 in 2010. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, some coffee, cookies, earthy bitterness with dark fruit and a creamy finish.
andrewje41 (370) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 Oz bottle. Pours oil jet black. Thin tan head. Roasted coffee aroma. Bold tasting stout which I like. Nothing really sweet about it. Dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee flavor. Great stout.
Jow (2084) - New York, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home finishing up Oregon week. Pours jet black with nice head. Nose is malty and of coffee. Tasted ofmroasted malt, chocolate, woody, sling cola, grapefruit, and licorice. Slight powdery texture. Quite decent not too sweet stout.
skoisirius (1628) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz and on tap a few times around the PacNW. Rich, roasty, and nicely flavored in the grain department, this brew is solid.