vtafro (4696) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Black pour with tan head. Sweet malt, some tart aromas. Roasted and chocolate with tart fruit flavors(slight infection?). Nice.
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Very solid stout and the barreling is done very very well, as to compliment the beer instead of overshadowing it. Had all the flavor, but none of the heat, of a 9% beer. Roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, bourbon. Pretty damn good..."
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty stout smell. Low to medium carbonation. Stouty taste with mild roast and mild dark chocolate.
Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark opaque hue with a creamy tan head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is chocolate, oak, coffee, roast, vanilla. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and creamy carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness initially with an astringent bitterness in the following and an oak tannin finish. Overall this is a nice brew.
revolution2718 (345) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a bit of tan head. Nose is roast, woody, booze, cereal grains. Taste is tons of cereal grains, oats, wood, bakers chocolate, hint of coffee. Mouthfeel on the thin side for a big stout, alcohol hidden well. Overall it's good, lots of oatmeal and drinkable, but not blowing my mind or anything.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
merc7186 (2526) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Oatmeal, Whiskey, Mild Chocolate, Mild Coffee
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Oatmeal, Chocolate, Mild Coffee, Mild Bourbon
Mouthfeel: Decent Mouthfeel, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying
kermis (6866) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, light whiskey, wood, fudge, overripe fruit, light coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6513) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks!
Very thin creamy tan head. Clear jet black pour. Lots of chocolate with some whiskey notes. Very well brewed. Nice beer!
GreatDane1632 (947) - USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated from notes taken on 1 Jun 2014 -- Did a side-by-side tasting of Regular, Coffee, and Vanilla Noir’s. This is an awesome brew. Very hard to decide between this and the Coffee as my second favorite. The vanilla is better by a hair.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love barrel aged beers but this one didn’t do it for me. Over carbonated with a barrel taste that was mode tree bark hint of bourbon. Some vanilla chocolate but not enough. Black motor oil pour.