Thechasm442 (400) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. The beer is a very dark brown with a thin tab head and tons of lacing. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, mild citrus, and bits of sweet cream. Taste is rich dark chocolate, coffee with cream, sticky dark malts, and hints of slight citrus flavors drifting in and out. It’s not really enough to be noticeable though. Palate is thick and sticky and lingers. This is a tasty beer.
fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a three finger, creamy tan head that has great retention. Aroma is citrus and berry hop notes, some toast, pine, a little roast, toffee, mild nutty notes and a hint of char. Flavor is sweet chocolate, toasted nuts, roast, sweet citrus, pine, some fruity esters and light metallic notes. Medium body, slightly syrupy entry, medium carbonation, dry, slightly syrupy finish. Good stuff overall. Nice, hoppy stout.
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is chocolate and roast. Slick mouth, similar flavors to nose, lingering bitterness, good.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and citrus hops. Taste is roasted malt, citrus hops, nicely balanced. Little dry finish ,little chalky. Great lacing as the beer clung to the side of the glass.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Olympic. From notes. Chocolate and coffee dominate, some nice pine hints also,m
Dogbrick (9439) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a brownish-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma is roasty with malt and coffee notes plus some chocolate. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and hops. The finish is charred malt up front with a mild hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells hoppy, fresh, roasty. Taste is clean hoppy roasty malt. Bright yet rich. Kind of a hoppy dry stout. Pretty good.
AWISLguy (1753) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Puerto Rico Food & Liquor in Humboldt Park. Pours very dark brown with a light brown head. Coats of lacing, that reduces to spots and streaks. Aroma has roast, chocolate and molasses. Later down in the glass, pine and some citrus show up, but this has a heavy roasty/choco smell. Bakers chocolate and rich roast lead the flavor, with sweet caramel, touches of vanilla and molasses plus some tangy pine. Medium bodied with some alcohol presence. Finishes more to the bitter side of bittersweet, with some tangy-ness. This is not black IPAish - stout all the way from the components, and better than anticipated. 14.7
Sammy (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black ale, big roast, not that much of the hops except in a bitter finish. Good taste and decent drinkability. I get this kind of thing in trades.
mixmasterob (970) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from chickeni3reast. Black pour with a lasting dark brown head. Aroma was in your face hops with some roasty coffee notes in the background. Flavors were also quite hop forward, lots of citrus mixed with bitter malts. Nice creamy palate with perfect carbonation. Finish is bittersweet with a lots of hops that linger for days. A really good hoppy black ale if you're into that kind of thing.