sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a nice dark brown with a big dark tan head. This beer tastes like sour dark fruits, earthy dark chocolate and finishes with a bitter sour taste.
MaestroGeek (1) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Complex beer, as are all the barrel rooms Iíve tried. Not much at the beginning. Middle has hints of fruit and oak. Bitter finish with a spice aftertaste that lingers. Overall decent but not memorable. A solid stout in general, but had better. Definitely not the best of the barrel room line.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Shared at the local homebrew Christmas party. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is a weird funk and maybe some chocolate. Definitely burned aromas. Taste is woody, sour, awkward fruit, and roasted grains. Terrible finish. Weird beer.
bigguns22 (623) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is cool large tan head that sticks to glass. Dark brown to black in color. Sweet and bitter. Yeast and a wine note with a little chocolate.
djd07 (3282) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark amber with a small beige head that lasts awhile. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet raisin malt and light roast with sweet finish. A good Imperial stout,
nearbeer (3588) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 750 ml. bottle. Opaque black with a small ring of bubbles. Nose is sour berries and cocoa. Taste is tart blackberry, dates, plums, coffee, clove and hints of oak and cocoa. Medium-heavy body has medium carbonation and is well balanced, with a well hidden 9%.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, oak, chocolate, fruity. Taste is sweet, chocolate, spicy, oak, roasted malt. The dk fruit flavor came out more as the beer warmed up. A nice tasty beer, nice lacing. Thanks for another tasty beer Mr. Koch.
BadAprilia1000 (239) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Okay, first off this is not a stout. Itís a sour with stout/chocolate sweet notes,
Aroma is of dates/cherries, chocolate, with a note of medium roast coffee. Definitely strong on the dried fruit. I feel like this is primarily a Belgian style ale with notes of a stout. All of the flavors they describe are there.This tastes like sour chocolate. I love the aroma........
danrcook (24) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful bottle. Hints of sherry, oak, sweet vanilla as well as dark chocolate. Good foam and great finish. Smooth dark ale.
gregwilsonstl (1025) - Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells like oak. Raisens. Some chocolate. Dark brown. I was expecting better. Slight sour like cherry. Very cool bottle.