bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. bottle Pours opaque black with a lacy tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses and roasty malt with a touch of coffee and chocolate. Taste starts with molasses and coffee, but gets ashy quickly. There is so much char in the finish that itís hard to appreciate the hops. This beer would probably be great in three or four years, but today it is sort of disappointing.
chinchill (1799) - South Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 3 year old 12 oz bottle.
Dark red-brown: clear.
Full body with near perfect carbonation.
Rich and fruity aroma, with a similar but stronger flavor.
Lingering aftertaste. Very good balance.
gkeh (194) - Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. A dark, dark brown pour. Tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, earthy tones, tasted malts. Taste follows suit. Thick mouthfeel, dry finish. Loved it.
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by someone in the group (from notes). Pours a dark brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malts, dark chocolate (somewhat powdery on the nose),mild dark fruits, and a splash of citrus. Decent bitterness at the finish. Decent enough under the radar beer.
jkwalking05 (3705) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Backlog) Bottle. Black in color light tan colored head and dark. The smell is roasty, soy sauce, burnt malts, earthy hops, does not seem to balance jumps around. The taste is really roasty, burnt malts, coffee, and ok. Super roasty.
dresden (829) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from sxsw 2012. Black, low carb white a short tan head. Lots of rich chocolate aroma, dark choc, roast malt. Great chocolate balance of sweet milk and dark bitter. I didnít try this fresh but this is sipping incredibly right now.
Errl (1571) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle and tap..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is very nice chocolate, light sweetness, roast, burnt chocolate, bitter, earth..Taste is burnt, roast, rich brownie, chocolate, light sweetness, caramel..A nice sipper
brystmar (1237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body, scarce brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, unmalted grain, caramel, a bit oxidized Deeply roasted, surprisingly hoppy. Bready. Sweet in the middle, disappears into bittersweet chocolate. Moderate booze character on the back end. Needs more body.
ROGUE (2096) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a two finger tan head. The aroma is a mix of roasted malt, chocolate and some pine. The flavor is very hoppy for an imperial stout, with some roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, but what really comes through is a heavy dose of bitter pine. Medium to body and medium carbonation.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
24th February 2013
Opaque black beer with good pale tan head. Palate is light and a little airy. Medium dark malts, no roast or bitterness. A touch of chocolate. Traces of aniseed and licorice. A little malt cream. Finishes soft and dry with a little licorice bitterness. All right!
UDBeernut (1676) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours deep plum amber with a creamy tan head that reduces to a light cap. coffee, licorice, finish has light chocolate. body is mostly full but does feel thin at times.