puboflyons (1430) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle marked 111BORN-NOV12. The pour is a rich black with a small beige head that fades away. Aromas of dark roasted malts, coffee, slight banana, and clean mellow hops. The body is medium. The taste has many of the same sensations as the aroma with a bit of dark fruit added in for extras. Not too bad.
drowland (4998) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/22/13. Bottle during RBWG. Dark brown, almost black, pour with a khaki head. Rich aroma that encompasses fruity banana esters and phenolics with bits of roast, cocoa, and coffee. Interesting. The flavor has soft wheat and a tinge of citrus again with roasted malt characteristics. An interesting combo. I donít hate it.
Leighton (6988) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013. Pours brown with a fine, beige cream head. Dark malt nose, hints of dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor, some earth, tar, milk chocolate. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate sweet finish, mellow earth, milk chocolate. Fine.
TheGent (611) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
my next from rising tide. Another example of mixing one beer with the yeast from another style. kind of flat looking black beer, Just a light tan head that went away fast. Aroma started chocolate but as it warmed i got a lot of banana and little clove yeast smell. maybe a touch of coffee. Taste was a lightly bitter stout. Not a great beer but applauded for unique effort
BroSpud (1360) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours black with a small tan head that quickly evaporated. Almost no carbonation. Possibly the first wheat stout I have tasted and am not sure I am a fan of the style. I expected to like this much more than I did. Found it to be very thin and un-stoutlike with very little hoppiness. It was OK just far short of what I expected.
radarsock (487) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hd in a small serving at Learyís tasting. Pours a dark brown color with tints of honey and charcoal. Viscous as hell. Smells and tastes of prune syrup, liquid smoke, blackberries, North American hops and juniper berries.
watson1977 (2295) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma has light roast but a definite wheaty/weizenbock note. Flavor is like a weizenbock with a roasty coffee finish...it works nicely. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty/wheaty with a hint of spice.
thornecb (3647) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a sam glass. Mocha head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Caramel aromas. Thin with dark chocolate front to back into a lasting espresso finish.
Maverick34 (1712) - New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from brewery. Dark cloudy pour. Wheat yeast aroma mixed with malts and other stouty smells. Light banana taste followed by chocilate and malts. Interesting
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line :
This compelling Wheat Stout proposes rich chocolate flavors diversified by fruity esters, while subtle smoke fumes envelop vanilla-like sweet spiciness.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam covers the brown-hued blackness.
-Wow, this doesnít taste like any other Stout Iíve ever had AND itís expertly rendered. I want more.
-The body is quite generous; smoothly carbonated, with a few love handles.
-Almond-y accents are found as well. This is as flavorful as it is complex. Bravo!