GT2 (8690) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL shared at Congregation Azusa. Pours black with red highlights. Weak foam. Nose is hoppy black IPA style with dank hops, roast, tar, meat, olive. Taste is dusty, ashy moving to some buttery chocolate, hazelnut, slick dairy, coffee with creamer. Strange, maybe some diacetyl is in there but taken over by hop content.
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black with tan head. Aromas that remind me of a black IPA. I guess that is what they were going for. I enjoyed the beer, but if they are going for the BIPA, then go for it. Roast and hops are definitely on the nose and the tongue. I enjoyed it.
burg326 (3840) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared, poured a black color with aromas of roasted malt, coffee, light grapefruit, some grass, and a touch of chocolate. Flavors were the same, decent malt profile, roast, and then some light citrusy hops, solid beer overall.
JPDurden24 (1611) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Roasty, chocolate and a little coffee. A fairly standard stout. But ok nonetheless.
daknole (9418) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown pour, light brown head. Flavors of molasses, hops and a dry stout. Tastes like shoot Guinness foreign extra stout.
pete4999 (1100) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Smells pretty good and has a bit of pine in the nose, kinda a hoppy smell to it. Taste is similar but less hops and more in the chocolate sweetness that tends to dominate American stouts these days. Good beer, as always from them.
Awktoberfest (313) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It's a pretty fine toasty hoppy stout/ ipa... Good but not as smooth and loveable as I once remembered
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48FanInCali (739) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pitch black pour with mocha head. Slight rim retention. Nose of roast and coffee. Taste of coffee albeit a fairly "instant" coffee type. Roast is nice. Bottled in Dec 2012 so the hops are almost nonexistent. A bit thin for a stout.
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swoopjones (6111) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, dark black pour, medium bodied stout. Nice roastiness, solid dose of chocolate, pretty hoppy/ bitter. nice stout
tom10101 (3017) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks Etan! Black with a medium slowly diminishing beige head and some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, citrus (grapefruit), grassy hops and slight chocolate. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with roasted malt, citrus, grassy hops, chocolate and a slight bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Light to medium body. Slightly creamy, but not thick at all. Good balance. Very good Stout. Quite drinkable.