RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and coffee. Very nicely done.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Schlafly St. Louis. Pours a brown appearance with a light brown head. Anise, dark fruity, anise, Belgian chocolate aroma. Somewhat roasty, a touch burnt, dark chocolate flavor. Not my favorite.
jcnielsen (1312) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Schlafly Taproom. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, burnt, malty flavors.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Ian downstairs. Pours deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet but roasty, slightly astringent with a nuttiness and cocoa character. Flavor starts sweet with some roast pushing in before the nutty character comes strong. A bit of a marshmallow note pushes in before a sweet and malty finish. Medium body and a crisp carbonation.
EtTuCthulhu (732) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours black with a substantial tan head, and the aroma is very malty with hints of nuts, caramel, and toast. When sipped, this beer is slightly bitter and sweet, but the heartiness is undeniable; furthermore, the body is of a medium fullness, and the flat carbonation, thick texture, and bitter aftertaste leave you wanting to sip more.
radagast83 (3749) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a black color with a tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, some sweetness to it. Touch of dark fruits, but mostly roast malts - relatively refreshing especially for 8%.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Shawan liquors. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam that leaves a trace of lacing. Some roasted malt and dark fruit on the nose. Notes of molasses on the tongue with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Solid
gregwilsonstl (866) - USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown. Coffee and hints of chocolate. Medium body. Pretty good but not memorable stout.
rondphoto (1250) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque dark brown with a full khaki head and good splashes of lace. The taste starts with a full-bodied, silky smooth burnt caramel malt, adds alcohol as it moves through the palate to a more bitter malt at the finish. A big drink - one is enough per session - but also worth seeking out. Recommended.
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a khaki head. Nose is heavy malts, roast, coffee, chocolate, and light alcohol. Chewy palate, roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, thick.