Dacrza (559) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DATE TASTED: November 5, 2014... GLASSWARE: Guinness pint... OCCASION: Teacher Convention weekend begins... APPEARANCE: jet black body; thick, creamy head; thick brown coating as the glass drains; a tragedy, as the glass drains... AROMA: intriguing grainy notes with a lactic quality framing them; some chocolate and bread round out the profile... PALATE: creamy yet strong in its backbone; smooth, medium-bodied and drinkable....TASTE: intense, sweet, milky flavor that also presents some briny qualities; secondary hints of chocolate and some smoke make for a complex finish... OVERALL: a completely wonderful drinking experience--hearty, hardy and warming with an excellent edge...worth the price, though? not far off...
Theydon_Bois (10378) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Rogue, PDX, 12/11/14. Last beer in OR on this trip!
Dark mahogany brown with a decent light tan covering that retains well.
Nose is roast malt, toffee, light cocoa, grain, vanilla.
Taste comprises chocolate, light roast, light metallic notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast in a semi drying close with hoppy backnotes.
Ok stout but really struggling to see why this beer carries a score of 3.86 !!!
MayumiH (207) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Black with a thin tan head. Rich chocolate malt with a nutty taste. Perfect sweet bitter balance and long finish. Lovely.
SirBozley (1) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an absolutely beautiful beer, with a dark brown color and a creamy head. I found this to be a very pleasant and easy to drink beer.
SilverfoX (470) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate, licorice aromas from a pitch black body, no head. strong whiskey chocolate with sweet powdery choc finish.
yourilevesque (67) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Let’s start with this: this beer is not my favorite if we are talking stout in here. The beer is pitch black with medium carbonation/medium head. The aroma is on the milk chocolate side without the buttery factor that usualy indicates that you’re about to dive into a rich beer. In fact this beer has a very light body to it and you can’t feel the 6% ABV at all. Very well balanced, but yet to light for me palate.
Alanthebeerguy (185) - - NOV 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle. Pours very dark brown, some head with lacing. Smells of sour, chocolate, molasses. Taste is creamy with notes of chocolate and molasses. Finishes a little sour, lingering aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bartmanstl (2) - - NOV 6, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty with subtle hoppy flavor. Notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Full taste without being really heavy.
Makes a perfect birthday gift from your favorite red head.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
John25 (734) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee grind, and roasted malt. The taste adds some hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel highlights the oatmeal by starting thin and expanding to a thicker creamy texture. Carb is on the lively side with a rich finish. Damn good all around.
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I have had this bottled and on nitro. This is hands down my favorite stout and I have had far more than my current ratings show. This beer has a roasted chocolate aroma that follows in flavor leading into notes of coffee and more roasted chocolate. This is well hopped in perfect balance with the roasty bitterness smoothed out by the oats. The perfect stout.