Theydon_Bois (8114) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at PP Carlsbad, 21/04/14.
Pitch black with a moderate tan swirl and edgework.
Nose is big roast, liqourice, cocoa powder, dark malt, toffee.
Taste comprises rich dark chocolate, dark malt, light spice, toffee fudge.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast in the close.
Decent foreign stout.
peteinSD (1363) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ PP Carlsbad. Black pour with a tan head. Dry roast, coffee, oats, and background chocolate in the aroma. Taste is dry, semi-bitter coffee with roasted malt and chocolate followed by some malt sweetness with spots of darker fruit into the finish. Relatively clean mouthfeel. Very nice coffee/roast forward stout.
Westchesterco (898) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft at the brewpub it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is coffee and the taste is strong toasted coffee taste that is slightly bitter on the palate. It leaves an impression if milk chocolate
Iphonephan (3162) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Light coffee nose. Flavors of tobacco. Bitter roasted finish.
JohnnyJ (4307) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at PP Carlsbad. Dark, semi murky, brown pour, with an off-white, light tannish head. Chocolate, toffee, chewy malt, raisin, sweetness, moderate bitterness, and dense bread. Moderate to heavy body. Ok.
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF. Dark brown pour, light brown head. Roasted malt, molasses, chewy body.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GABF 2013, has some malt, light chocolate aroma and taste, light body.
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.
DocJitsu (902) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nearly black opaque with a taupe head. Aroma is characterized by coffee and used bacon grease. Roasted malt, coffee and lactose flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy without being too heavy. Finishes with some sweetness from the lactose. Coffee acidity very late. Very solid.
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
04/04/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Nerissima, densa, impenetrabile, con abbondante schiuma crespa color grigio-senape, mediamente persistente. Aroma delicato di malti tostati, cioccolatoso e caffettoso. In bocca è di una eleganza notevole, dolce (cioccolato, vaniglia) quindi caffè, appena più amara sul finale. Birra splendida, di ottima beva e splendido equilibrio. Tra le migliori stout mai assaggiate.