arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big chocolate, roast, spice, some nice coffee into more sweet caramel, vanilla, hints of earth. Taste was a mix of earth, spice, rye into a bit of cocoa, roast, slight toffee, more sweet chocolate, caramel, finishing a bit thin, slightly sweet.
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Black appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma and flavor of light rye spice, roasted malts, light tobacco/ash, coffee and bitter chocolate. A little thin for a stout. It was OK.
onceblind (6064) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear black pour, with a big roasty nose of black malt, dark bakers cocoa, and a little earthiness. Flavor is wonderful with sweet cocoa and a light roastiness, with some earthy toast notes, and a semi-sweet earthy cocoa roasty finish. Really well done.
Steve_0 (3584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is pitch black with a big brown head and great lacing. Roasty, cocoa, brown sugar, earthy, grassy, toasted malty, bready aroma. Taste is roasty, brown sugar, earthy, lightly grassy, lightly woody, and caramelly with a roasted bitter finish. Thin body with soft carbonation. Ok, but would really benefit from some added body.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ brewery. Pours a dark brown appearance with a dark brown head. Somewhat spicy, dark chocolate, vanilla, roasty aroma. A touch fruity, caramel, toasty malty, chocolate flavor. Bleh.
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery - medium bodied stout - creamy on the palate - sweet chocolate and vanilla up front, followed by spicy rye and earthy, peppery american hops - a bit of alcohol present in the finish, along with some anise and bitter chocolate - decent brew.
Brouwerij (958) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at mountain sun. Pours a dark brown with a finger of very coarse tan head. Settles very quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is malted barley, roasted barley and malts. Has mild vegetal tones that I can?t put my finger on. Flavor is sweet up front, rye tones, roasted barley, roasted malt, slight spice, and a very mild/weak background that reminds me of stomach acid. Rather off-putting. Finishes with dark chocolate and roasted coffee tones, mildly hoppy bitter. Don?t remember it tasting like this last time, maybe it was an off batch. Soft carbonation, medium body, and slick texture. I am beginning to think I am simply not a fan of rye in beer. A decent, rich, slick stout.
Ratman197 (11754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rickolis poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of roastiness, rye, bitter chocolate and dark coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of rye, roastiness, bakers cocoa and a hint of coffee with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.