KajII (799) - 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...
Davros (2323) - 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 (4768) - 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.
60minuteman (1031) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark dark appearance, loads of bubbly tan head. Aroma of dark espresso beans, cacao, malts, wheat and oak. Solid flavor of the same components. Dark. Good first impression of Pelican.
Muggus69 (1525) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle from Slowbeer.
Good looking stout - thick opaque black body, holds a firm espresso-esque head.
Rich nose - dark chocolate, espresso, toasted oats/biscuity maltiness, some fragrant spicy hops in there too.
It’s a lovely smooth, silky ride on the body, full without being overtly rich, nice drying roast astringency.
Not overly complex, but what is there is well done - bitter chocolate, rich nutty malts, espresso coffee, touch of earthy hop spice. Firm bitterness, lingering dried leafy hop character.
oRos (1348) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from pelican. Pours black with brown head. Taste is roasted malts with some chocolate and toasty.
gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Block like tan head dark pour aromas roast coffee malt chocolate vanilla caramel nut earthiness molasses the flavours burnt caramel roast coffee chocolate molasses a good taste but not special the finish best aftertaste bitter sweet mix a fair stout
ThirstyBird (2184) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black/brown with a rich tan head. The smell is molasses, roasted malt, brown sugar. The taste is coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar ending dry and roasty. Medium body with fairly fine, crisp carbonation.
SlovakSniper (3893) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pelican Tsunami Stout, 7.5%, une bouteille qui coule chez Pete et Ruth. Beau stout avec une tête crémeuse qui accompagne chaque gorgée. Des cerises bien mûres, des fruits des champs, du chocolat et du café sont des parfums qui se faufilent dans mes narines. Des malts chocolatés, des petits fruits rouges, des houblons et du café viennent flatter mes papilles. En bouche, voilà un corps de moyenne densité avec un bon apport de bulles et une texture crémeuse. En arrière-goût, une amertume assumée à la fois par les malts rôtis et par les houblons en herbes.
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. For the style this is pretty much bang on. Well rounded, creamy mouth feel and very dry cocoa driven stuff. Slightly grassy which adds a nice element. Tasty drop