ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Summits. Pours a midnight black with creamy tan head. Cream lacing coats the glass all the way to the end. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Tastes just like it smells roasted malts, coffee grinds, dark chocolate, and has a bit of an earthy dirt taste. Creamy and velvety smooth. A little thin though. Some dark fruits on the backbone. Bitter earthy finish.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Newport. Black with a dark tan top. Scent is sweet malts, roasty, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet with coffee, yeast and chocolate.
baraciisch (2300) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of perfume and rich roasted malts... Deep black in color... Flavor is fairly mild, slight notes of roasted malts, Belgian yeast on finish... Not that impressive, decent
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holiday Ale Festival 2012 - Dark brown n color with a thin tan head. Big yeast flavors and aroma with lots of dark malts and super flavors. This was a very good beer.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Rogue Headquarters in Newport. Slightly soured stout with flavors of coffee and toffee.
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine. This beer is a brownish-black color with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Roasted malt and hops in the nose. Medium body with a roasty character of chocolate malt and coffee, plus some dark fruit in the background. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
rumproasts (4134) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Black with small head. Pleasant stout. Light sweetness, but not particularly unique. Seems like an odd "milestone" beer, but that’s just me.
BeerandBlues2 (10775) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is blackberry, roast and chocolate malt, no hops or esters. Flavor is malt forward with dark chocolate notes, blackberry, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (4244) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with thick, frothy tan head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, pork, chocolate, earthy hops, figs, and light woody notes. Flavor is roast malt forward with some earthy hops, dark fruit esters, and dark chocolate; dry, bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Novemberfest at Rustico last weekend. Poured a dark brown, almost stark black color with a tan head - perhaps a bit like Coca-Cola. Roasted chocolates, some toasted malts. Nutty notes. Pretty enjoyable.