ryecatcher (1030) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a thick, syrupy, obsidian blackish color, impenetrable by light, thin espresso film is about all you can really call the head on this. Nose is coffee forward, dark roast, ancho chilis, bakers chocolate, hints of vanilla (one of the first beers I’ve actually detected most of what was in it without having to look at the description... so bonus points there). Mouth is oily and medium sweet, lots of dark things going on: cocoa, coffee, roasted barley, smoke, anchos (faint heat from that last component), earthiness. Warmth from the ABV evident at the back of the throat around the finish. Very nice to enjoy while listening my neighborhood imitate an impact area on a firing range... happy Fourth of July (you’re 239 years old today, ’Merica!!!)
Leini (1360) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Pitch black body with a low tan head. Roasted aromas, with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and burnt wood. Flavor starts more sweet, with vanilla notes, followed by roasted malt, pumpernickel, spices and alcohol.
ninecats (334) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black, tan medium quickly dissipating head with slight lacings. Aroma is sweet vanilla, roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, liqourice. Taste is delicate sweet vanilla and coffe up-front, into more creamier territory with syrup, more coffee and bitterness with a slight heat from the chili. Big body, medium carbo, sticky and oily texture. Classy.
Nisse666 (5148) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from web SB cons 2015-06-29 Göteborg
AR: sticky chocolate cake, milk, toffee, wee vanilla,
AP: black, wee stouty cream caramel
F: sticky milk chocolate cake, tick fluid, sweet mouthfeel, coffey, vanilla powder, chili heat, and hint of metallic chili - everything perfect accept this!
Thisis12ptfont (997) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Massive aromas of chocolate, toffee, dark cacao, cocoa powder, sharp chile pepper skin, raisins, coffee, dark malts and burnt caramel. Pours pitch black with absolutely no foam whatsoever. Taste is massively complex with silky smooth chocolate, chocolate milk, dark malt syrup, toffee, caramel, tons of light vanilla creme, espresso, and a domination of of chile pepper. Finishes remarkably smooth with residual chocolate syrup, chile pepper, vanilla and hints of latte. Overall, very impressive. Tons of flavors going on but they somehow all come together so well. Chile pepper is definitely present but brings no heat, neither does the alcohol for that matter. Very impressive.
Niko100 (2281) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, rich espresso/coffee beans, chocolate, & vanilla; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, espresso/coffee, vanilla, chocolate, some dark fruit, and subtle chili peppers; Very nicely balanced & complex; The alcohol is well hidden; Somewhat mellow - but awesome!
Mehinaman (8) - Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the one beer that blew me away the first time I had it. There are many great stouts out there, but in my humble opinion this is the one that sits on the thrown
MarcoDL (2963) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of roasted gritty coffee, vanilla and mild chili. Tastes very dry, with mocha, vanila, roasted coffee and a mild chili afterburn. Balanced and tasty.
jacobrm (39) - - JUN 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So good! Not as smooth as Bible Belt, but right up there! B
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Seffle (320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from SB 150623.
Tar black with a dark brown surprisingly weak vanishing head. Very rich taste but with very much vanilla. A bit too sweet but with a nice bite from the chili. Also a beatufil coffee taste. An exceedingly rich and nice imp stout but just a wee bit too sweet.
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