jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-pours black with a tight rich light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate/cocoa/anise, earthy. Taste is anise/chocolate/coffee-rich dark malt with a roast bite, earthy hops. Occasional.
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a dark brown color, almost black, with a large tan head.
S: Roasted malts and dark chocolate with a decent amount of coffee. Perhaps a touch acidic on the nose, but good earthy hop notes too. A moderate sweetness of toffee and molasses.
T: The flavor is very much similar to the aroma. Plenty of roasted malt, coffee, and some dark chocolate. Mildly bitter with a little earthiness and a little bit of sweetness.
M: Medium in body with the carbonation on the high end of medium.
O: A fairly unremarkable beer but not bad. Probably wouldn’t care to have it again.
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, frothy and bubbly tan head, medium-long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roast, dark fruit, chocolate), average hops (herbal, earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak, raisins, prune, smoke, and peat. Flavor is heavy malt (roast, dark fruit, chocolate), average hops (herbal, earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak, raisins, prune, smoke, and peat. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.
daknole (9127) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, brown head. Pretty decent stout here. I get some licorice, charred oak, asphalt, tar, dark chocolate, some bittering hops, lots of roasted malt. Just enough sweetness and bitterness.
hopdog (8952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capones. Poured a deep black color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Tastes of roast, some dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate, and caramel.
Sammy (8678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 Hits the style. Black bodied and thick looking, with a generous beige head. Good chocolate taste. Not as thick mouthfeel as the top reps of the style.
jtclockwork (8461) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose of licorice, anise, roast chocolate malts and vanilla. Taste of burnt, almost chalky, roasted chocolate malts with vanilla, licorice, anise and some sarsaparilla in the finish. Light barrel presence. Well worth the price.
GT2 (8461) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL thanks to Thorpe429. Sorry dude, we drank it without you. Much love! The pour is a deep cola red, looking almost black with a medium, tan, sheen, creamy head. Aroma is olives, cardboard, cinnamon, moving to richer chocolate, cloves, flank steak, fat. Taste is chalky, powdery, ashy, bitter. Moves thankfully to piney hops, burnt cherries. Actually, I don’t mind this one. Easy to enjoy. Hides the abv very well.
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Craft Ale. This one pours onyx with deep brown head. Nose is dark choc, coffee, molasses, heavy dark malt. The nose was great, and I partook of its greatness for a few minutes. The palate was smooth as sik, with nary a sign of spirity heat, and flavors of dark patent malt, chocoff, molasses, cacao, nuts, figs, and slight blackberry. This one was outstanding, and I will rate it again ASAP, because the conditions were not ideal, but this one just might have a chance to become one of my extremely select perfecto robustos.
BMan1113VR (7863) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by someone at Oakquinox. Pours with a black body and a small tan head. Aromas of raisins, toffee, lightly sour, shampoo, vinous. Flavors of leather, raisins, chalky, cocoa, chocolate, ashy, dirty. Light bubbles, some oak. Off.