drowland (6257) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to cbfobes, June 2014. Black pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Lots of chocolate in the aroma, mild coffee, doughy malts, toasted caramel. Rich flavor, chocolate and coffee apparent again, from the malts, a distinct bitterness hits the tongue, borderline astringent, not much hop presence. Not bad.
pumpmaster (1173) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99/6-pack. Very good.
Homer321 (2208) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter. Still a bit cold, but nose is showing a deep, dark chocolate aroma, slight cocoa, and a soft, rounded roastiness. Pour is black with a light brown, small head. Taste is slightly sharp initially, quite bitter, but a complimentary sweet malt backbone. Significant alcohol warming for only 7.2%. Not really getting much hop flavor. The alcohol is really making this one rough though
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured a dark color with a small amount of head. Nice toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.
jgb9348 (4889) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oatmeal, nuts, earth and some bright cherry notes. Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavours with some earth, cream, nuts, licorice and coffee noticeable. Aftertaste shows a lot of body and quite a bit of roasted and pungent malt character. Overall, a nice stout and is fairly similar to what I was expecting - not great and not poor - average. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Food in Falls Church (Skyline), Virginia on 03-May-2014 for US$1,66 sampled at home in Washington on 27-September-2014.
Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with dense brown head. Great aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Very roasted deep cocoa notes and earthy bitterness. Sweet, but with some decent piney hop bitterness for balance. Earthy finish. Fantastic stout.
Nephilium (1424) - Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Starts off with a nice roasted coffee aroma, pours an opaque pitch black with a thin dark tan head. Very predominant chocolate notes, with a touch of sweetness, that carries through to bitter in the midpalate, and a roasted finish. A very nice example of the style.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. Damn near black pour with a large tan head. The nose has nice roasted malt notes with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Smooth on the tongue. Not too heavy, but not too light. Well balanced flavors of dark roasted malt, coffee, and cocoa. Nice roasted bitterness on the back end. Overall very well rounded and rather tasty.
dfinney23 (1901) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a stout. Coffee and chocolate, of course, but also hoppy citrus. Pretty good!
williamherbert (1337) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Supremely opaque, bowling ball black. Not a ton of head but a shallow crown of lace.
Aroma of charcoal, cocoa, dark chocolate, dates, hazelnut. Itís got a dry quality. Boy, that booziness really creeps up into the upper reaches of the nostrils.
The flavors are mostly sweet and nutty, at least at first. The hazelnut steps to the forefront, dry and dusty. Itís followed by dark mocha, then a hint of raisins/dates. The booze is milder in the flavor than in the nose.
The feel is oily and also a little dry. When I first had this one, I wasnít super crazy about it, but in a more controlled setting, it really hits the spot. Itís sweet and dry, oily and dusty.