DrSilverworm (8711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, from Dutch’s. 2014 on the label. Code under barcode reads 040215. Up front, awesome big dark chocolate, coffee, heavy roast malt -- classic american imperial stout aromas... A touch of spice, bit of dark fruit, some nice smoke. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter to moderate carbonation. Pleasant bit of belgian-style effervescence, but not too strongly carbonated or rough like many belgian-style stouts I’ve tried can be. Very nice chewiness to the texture, good full feel. Very lightly dry finish. Very dark brown, near black color. Brown head, that leaves some ropes of lace. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light sweet. Nice mild dryness to it. Just a touch of warmth. Nice super-long roasty, dark chocolate, smoke and coffee flavors in the aftertaste. Awesome bit of vinous character. Fantastic belgian-style stout. Probably the best I’ve ever had.
OsuStu (136) - - MAY 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting. Black with a tan head. Aroma is coffe and chocolate. Dark coffee, coffee, chocolate, and cherries. Hint of bitterness. Thick on the palate.
dogfish120love (1040) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. The aroma chocolate, coffee and funk. Definitely infected
JStax (3827) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at the source. Pours an inky black with a khaki colored head of foam. Good retention. The aroma has toffee, coffee, chocolate, and fig. Taste is sweet and roasty and finishes with a subtle bitterness. Thick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very tasty stuff.
JaBier (5652) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the Rockmill tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 3/27/14. Darkest brown in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, sesame and Belgian yeast esters. Chocolate and roasted malt flavors up front, giving way to an estery finish with a bit of tartness.
bluejacket74 (1573) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottle #1301 of 1500. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head that didn’t stay around for too long. Lacing is decent. The brew smells like cola, candy sugar, roasted malt, chocolate, and some earthiness. It tastes like dark fruit (cherries, plums), roasted malt, cola, candy sugar, bittersweet chocolate and some herbal earthiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s slick and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, I liked it. Definitely worth a try if you come across some. $12.99 a bottle.
Dogbrick (9672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at The Ohio Taproom. Pours a dark brownish-black color with a medium khaki head that dissipates steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Roast malt, coffee and yeast in the nose. Medium-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and mildly spicy yeast. The finish is malty up front with an earthy yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
mikesaum (659) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown, small cappuccino head. Aroma is plenty of belgian yeast, a little bit of roastiness, dark fruit, cherry for sure, even some cola. Taste is cherry, plum, some chocolate, belgian funk, earth. Pretty nice brew.