DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Tap, black pour, white head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, chocolate, bitter, vanilla
kkettler (23) - - NOV 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a jet black with serious lacing. Aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted nut. Taste is smooth thanks to the nitro and bitter due to coffee not hops.
CraftBeerNick (1412) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Tap Bar in MGM, 11th November 15. This pours black, fairly thick. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, smoke, Taste is creamy chocolate, coffee, roasty wholesome malts, vanilla. Really smooth and great to drink
s_hartshorne (2530) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle tall boys beer market Leeds. Black ok tan head. Aroma is chocolate roast malts taste is same nice creaminess some fruits good sweetness nice roasty smoke good bitter finish great balance. Nice mouthdeel slight carbonation. Good stuff tasty.
JanosX (47) - - OCT 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark-ety, dark dark. But the flavour is actually somehow refreshing. Molasses and dark dark chocolate with a hint of spice. I can't pinpoint where the balancing near citrus kind of zip comes from, but it works.
Derek881 (1187) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass to drink. The beer had a thick black color with a medium-sized creamy dark tan head with modest retention, but very good cling and lacing. Its aroma features roasty chocolate, molasses, and some toffee with a bit of earthy and grainy hops as well. The taste had a great malty chocolate sweetness along with molasses, coffee, and some grainy and earthy hops blended throughout. The body was watery with a filling mouthfeel and was a touch creamy and wet with good carbonation.
fuzzcro (43) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall a very good stout. Just a bit bitter to my taste. I prefer a sweet end. Appearance and palate definitely carry this one.
ALLOVATE (2721) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cellared away for a good two and a half years - well forgotten about to be honest. Into a snifter at just on cool. Black as night and opaque with a steady tan foam. Vegemite, Bovril, peppered Biltong, anchovy, a veritable feast of umami for a nose. Not one for modern text language but OMG! This is silky, velvety and full in body. Big hit of dark chocolate offers plenty of ground for some vinous, peppery notes, ash and charred wood, umami, grilled meat, earth and a tad of bitter/sweet treacle. Roasted malts a plenty. This is a great Stout. Really enjoyed it! (65cL, BB 01/02/14, ?)
Diabobale (339) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - OCT 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Una birra che si presenta di un colore ebano scuro, tendente al nero, impenetrabile con una bel cappello di schiuma color nocciola, abbondante, molto pannoso e dalla lunghissima persistenza. Al naso sentori tostati (caffè), di cioccolato e una lieve nota di tabacco fanno da cornice al cereale. Al palato ti accorgi subito della sua morbidezza, con carbonazione media e un corpo discretamente strutturato. In bocca ritroviamo le note tostate e maltare, prive di altri sentori, che sul finale diventano più amare. Deglutendola si avverte l’amaro, molto delicato, tendente al resinoso, che si lascia ad una buona e leggiadra persistenza. Ottima la facilità di bevuta.
zoucrew102 (1010) - - SEP 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap on nitro at rogue PDX airport. Rich roasted malt aroma with chocolate and some earthy notes. Pours black with a creamy light brown head with excellent retention and lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavors and a hint of chocolate with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel and full body. Finishes quite smooth with the aforementioned flavors with a little bit of earthy hoppiness. Very nice stout.
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Ushers. Pours dark brown. Nose is soft gentle hops, roasted malts, chocolate. Taste is hoppy, citrus, roasted malts, sour coffee.