Lowenbrau (2640) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1pt 6 fl oz bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. January 2015.
Pours black with some tan head. Roasty, coffee aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is roasty, coffee, cacao, vanilla. Creamy mouthfeel.
maltman53 (432) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours coffee-black with a tan, persistent head. Smells of melted chocolate. Tastes of melted chocolate, light on roasted malts.Overall, good but lacks the greatness of a tighter expression of the style.
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours murky and dark brown with a fleeting, lightly tanned head. Smells like a Snickers bar - milk chocolate, caramel, roasted peanuts and a vanilla component that is a fitting substitute for nougat. Unfortunately, a bit of oxidation transforms toasted tree nuts into peanuts, but seems totally appropriate in this case. Full-bodied and silken with soft carbonation. The flavor is deeply roasted and bittersweet, boasting dark chocolate and espresso. Warming, but not all that boozy in the burnt marshmallow finish. Thanks to BBB63 for shipping this bottle my way!
markducommun (387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very opaque dark brown with a light tan head. Bright coffee notes, chocolate, molasses. Some light spiciness, cinnamon, nutmeg. Quite sweet, decent amount of bitterness. Alcohol is reasonably upfront. Exceedingly creamy mouthfeel, heavy body, decent amount of acidity. Long finish. Quite good.
daknole (10279) - 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 (1940) - 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 (2438) - 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 (1657) - 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 I’m scared. I think this is one of the best bottle arts I’ve 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. I’m a big fan of Pipeworks stouts, and this one does not disappoint.
Niko100 (2239) - 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 (5657) - 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.