cpetrone84 (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a very dark brown with a tight light brown head. Nose is a light roast, some chocolate and vanilla notes, with a fair bit of sugary malt sweetness and berries. Body is thick and decadent. Roast is heavier, notes of chocolate and vanilla. Faint bitterness and the berry and slightly sugary malt accompany a semi dry finish.
CraftBeerLvr41 (82) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Really dark and black, strong creamy light brown head with nice two finger head. Nice lacing that sticks.
S: First hit of aroma was espresso with some dark chocolate, and figs. Really pleasant smelling. Some alcohol
T: Again begins with the espresso and chocolate then moves to bittersweet cocoa, molasses, and some piney notes. A touch of alcohol at the end.
M: medium to full-bodied with a really nice creaminess that I enjoy.
O: Really nice beer, cant wait to try the fruit variations of this beer.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from batch #100 at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. Black pour with a medium khaki head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Full-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a cocoa and malt aftertaste. Solid Stout overall.
Advocate_Ames (458) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 Pours a deep black with a foam ring that hugs my glass. The aroma contains slight yeast, chocolate, roasted malts, and an undertone of hops. In the flavor I picked up on a medium lingering bitterness, hints of burnt carmel, mild roasted malts, and bitter cocoa. The booze is masked nicely. Overall I enjoyed this very much.
UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
batch 247 pours moonless night midnight black with minimal head. nose of toast, chocolate, coffee. taste adds slight astringency, body seems watery. overall pretty tasty.
Niko100 (2121) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, anise, & some dark chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, coffee, licorice, hops, and dark chocolate; Warm finish; On the sweet side but good.
madvike (3010) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours opaque mahogany, with no head. Taste is weird, almost soured dark malt, a bit of ash, and a layer of brown sugar sweetness. Taste is ashy, gross coffee grounds, sweet malt, and a long, dirty finish. Thin and very low carbonation.
demmbonz (618) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber to giant snifter. Deep and dark but not thick and oily. Nice velvety carbonation. Very rich and intense roasted malt flavor.. Huge and delicious. Just the way I like them.
blklab2007 (2049) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle batch 44 poured a dark brown in color with a dark tan coating of head. Aroma has rich malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and pokes of hops. Mouth feel is medium heavy and there is low carbonation. Flavor is thick on the malt, mild roast, coffee, light bitterness, aged hops, and a lingering finish.
Beerman6686 (4872) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was chocolates, roasted malt, and some herbal notes. Flavor was medium sweetness, chocolate dark, roasted grain and light soy.