cblado (240) - Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a rich, deep black color with a nice tan head. Thick lacing. Aroma is quite sweet up front, with raisins and chocolate malt. Flavor is very complex, quite sweet and yeasty, with chocolate and coffee undertones. There is a strong, but not unpleasant alcohol flavor as well. This beer also has a very malty aftertaste, which I didnít appreciate at first. The mouthfeel is thick and velvety. Overall this is a great beer. Really perfect for the cold weather setting in.
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber, aged a year. Tan head, collared. Black bastard color. Boozy alcoholic smell, but tastes like malts, still really bitter after a year, wow roasty/toasty malt, so roasted. Quite good.
Luvystypotables (651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate and coffee great looking ebony color with a brown well laced head. Dry feel with a bitter chocolate finish, taste of coffee and chocolate.
onceblind (4042) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour under a thin lacy khaki head. The nose is smoky roasty and earthy sweet. The flavor is the same, with predominant notes of toast and dark burnt toast with some bitter chocolate tones and a smoky finish. Light touch of dark roast coffee throughout.
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft 2/02 (Brewery)-Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste of the same with quite a bit of bitterness. This full bodied brew is well balanced and is quite tasty.
hockeybeerguy (2079) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last live review of the night.
I bought one 22 oz. bottle on my way home from roller hockey tonight.
I poured this into a snifter.
The appearance was a deep dark brown close to a black in color with a half fingers worth of an off-white close to a tan colored head. The lacing is sporadic and kinda all over the place.
The smell has a dark and roasty sort of coffee combined ever so delicately with a meaty sort of aspect running through it. Its dry and subtly combines a good strength of chocolate to roasty character all the way through.
The taste takes the coffee and the chocolate and combines exceptionally well through a dryness pummeling my taste buds harshly. The aftertaste is extremely bitter through the coffee notes and adds a decent yet balanced dry to sweet finish. That aftertaste is not exactly what I had hoped for, but anyways, I shall proceed.
On the palate, it sat about a medium to heavy on the body with not much of any sessionability sort of aspect to it. I sipped this one for the most part.
Overall, hey, this is actually a very nice Foreign/Extra Stout and very worthy of having again.
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine McLean. Pours Black with a thin khaki head. leaves some lacing in the glass. Iím not getting much on the nose. Extremely dry on the tongue with some chocolate being revealed on the finish. Not my favorite interpretation of the style but not boring either.
two7offsuit (159) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee. Similar flavor plus dark chocolate.
Bacterial (1549) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sent to me by Prufrockstar - thanks Chris! Dark black pour with a nice dark tan head. Roasted malt nose. Strong bitter taste that finishes a little bitter. For some reason this was more pronounced when the beer was colder vs. when it warmed up (much better as it warmed!).
kaser (2685) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22oz bottle. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate and cocoa coffee taste. Mild bitterness. Tasty shit
MacBoost (1273) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Boostle via Homer321. T. Hanks, broseph! Pours a thick as tar black, almost no head. Plenty of ass to mouth action, lots of creamy tar, ass drippings, very heavy on the roast. No alcohol detected. This is really my kind of beer. Thick, black, unforgiving yet smooth. I am willing and this black monster is more than ready!