daknole (9613) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark pour, brown head. Lightly roasty, chocolate, espresso, hints of molasses. Pretty nice stout.
Christpuncher (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very boozy rich and sort of sweet double stout. Has a nice hopy bitter finish. Smells boozy. Pours black in color with a thick brown head. Had a bomber pour at home.
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Chudwick (2250) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Andyreynolds said: Pretty damn good stout. Unfortunately, my boy, who I have never met, Superspak, has never had it. So I can not share his super rating with you.
andyhwcinc (1535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home after a frigid 3 mile run on the day I cancelled cable, and Iím scared. I think this is one of the best bottle arts Iíve seen. Appearance is thick pitch black with a thin off white rim. Aroma is strong in cacao nibs, vanilla, lots of lactose and chocolate, very much a dessert beverage. Taste is pretty damn good, nice flavor, dark dark chocolate/cacao, great vanilla mixture, very much enjoyable. Iím a big fan of Pipeworks stouts, and this one does not disappoint.
Niko100 (2087) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, vanilla, dark fruit, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel/vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, chocolate, & licorice; Warm finish; Pretty good.
radagast83 (5178) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks to Travlr. Poured a dark brown color with a small light tan head. Aroma was boooze, light chocolates. I joked that it had "more booze than there are saphires in Tarth." Not that boozy, but alcohol is apparent here. Roasted malt, chocolate, light vanilla notes.
solidfunk (4547) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramelized malt, with some roast. Brown pour with ok head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Not my thing - a little too syrupy for my liking. Bottle shared by Travlr.
GenDV138 (2017) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by Travlr, thanks Gene! Batch 214-215. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, roast, vanilla, lactose. Medium body with a dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10243) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates and figs, licorice. Flavor is sweet dark malt, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of me!! Clear deep dark brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of chocolate liqueur. Taste is chocolate covered licorice. Not bad.