Ron (3506) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brewpub. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and hints of some minor background fruitiness. Black with a medium cinnamon tan head. Flavor is lightly bitter with light sweetnes balancing it, lots of chocolate some roasty coffee, and a smoky note.
bellco33 (686) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into sample glass at brewery: Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste more of the same, a little sweet with some Dr. Pepper and dark fruit. Medium body, it’s solid.
VastActiv (5492) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rising Tide Brewing Company, Portland. Originally rated 20160221. Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, wheat, chocolate and malts.
tfontana (606) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Drinkery, Derry NH. Aroma is bready malts with chocolate undertones. Appearance is opaque black with minimal sparkle. I wouldn’t even call it a brown head as it was basically brown bubbles that were gone in an instant after the pour. After that, it looks like really flat cola--no lacing. Taste is medium balance of sweet and bitter with slightly more bitterness. Palate is surprisingly thin, between light and medium bodied. Carbonation is almost absent and finish is pretty abrupt and slightly bitter. Overall, you could certainly do a lot worse as far as the beer universe goes. But, this is a pretty tough category to produce a pretty ho hum beer. If the palate and appearance were better, this would be a contendah...
bytemesis (6448) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours opaque back, very large brown head, dissipates slowly, good lacing. Aroma is wheat, lots of anise, molasses, black licorice. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, some sharp acidity. Medium body, high carbonation. Tough to categorize...
Beerathon (1682) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting take on the stout. The yeasty wheat is evident, but at the base there are still sweet malts of slight toffee, chocolate, and coffee. Pour a cola color with quickly, almost nonexistent head. It’s an okay beer, nothing special.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (75) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black/brown in appearance with only a minimal tan colored head and not much lacing. Aroma is of toasted marshmallows, wood, chocolate, and malts. Taste is of dark fruits, cocoa, and oak. Medium bodied at best but coats well enough and has nice drinkability. To summarize; this is a really good stout with a unique twist that I thoroughly enjoyed.
djd07 (9521) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a pours a cloudy brown with tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and roast. Thin mouth with strong chocolate and roasted malts, good.
woodychevy (838) - - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at tasting room. Later was drink of choice for entire table at Duckfat. Pretty unique stout. Pours a deep hazy brown/black. Drinks somewhat light bodied for a stout but really smooth. Roasted notes, chocolate and smoke come through. Dried fruits and yeast later. Belgian notes are subtle but add definite interest. Unique.
malrubius (2518) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Meditrina. Black with loud dissipating brown head. Boozy tangy wheaty clovey chocolate aroma. Tangy fruity chocolate sweetness with very heavy raisiny plummy fruitiness and some woody bitterness with lingering chocolaty fruit. Medium-full body. Low carbo. It’s an "icy winter’s eve," but this is far from perfect. Mostly unpleasant. Some beer seem good on paper...