TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub, 11/3/2011.
Pours dark brwon black like a stout ought to, but there’s not much head head and it that fades away quickly. Bubbly carbonation like you’d find in a pilsner; haven’t often seen this in a stout. Aroma is straight-up American IPA; piney, floral, light grapefruit; only a tiny bit of roasted grain comes out. Flavor starts out much as the aroma suggests, then the roasted grain shows up more in flavor as it sits on your tongue; in essences, it fades from an AIPA into into a stout, Tingly palate is a bit thin and clunky. I don’t care much for this new "black IPA" trend, though this is one of the less obnoxious of the examples I’ve tasted.
Dal9000 (394) - Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At DLM. pours black with a sticky tan head. Aroma of molasses and cocoa. Taste of molasses , caramel, coffee and chocolate in that order. A hint of sweet coffee aftertaste.
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arnold931 (1105) - Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with long lasting tan head. Nose is coffee and dark chocolate. Taste adds molasses and maybe a little dark fruit. Good.
marcus (8276) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Revolution. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a roasted malt andtreacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with a dry rather bitter finish.
Thechasm442 (501) - Manhattan, 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 (2267) - 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 (7177) - 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 (10409) - 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 (2581) - 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.