RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, a little late in the season but not too worried about this one. Pours nearly black with a slight brown head. Nice light carbonation. Aroma is chocolate, malt, light coffee, hints of vanilla and a bit of grass. Taste is very pleasant. Lots of chocolaty malt with a generous hop balances. No hint of an elevated ABV. Finishes surprisingly dry. Very nice.
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chocolate, coffee, and light ash aroma. Black with a large tan head, nice lacing. Slightly sweet chocolate and roasty malt flavor. with a light roasty bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
StLsportsfan (56) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boozy-sweet. 8% and you can taste it. Interesting approach to the style; this aint no Guinness. But a bit too much of a reach. This seems like more of an "experimental" foreign stout instead of an excellent representation. Like many stouts, this beer is greatly enhanced with chocolate.
GJF (1295) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with frothy brown head. Roasted malt aroma. Lots of roast malt in the flavor with a bit of licorice and a slight sourness in the finish. Well balanced stout.
jhp40219 (329) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a one-finger tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma of malts, brown sugar, raisins, alcohol, a bit of chocolate and roasty coffee. Taste is roasted malts up front with dark chocolate, lactose, hops, alcohol and hints of coffee. Definitely a sweet stout. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, long finish of hop bitterness and roasted malts. Very nice and tasty, but ultimately just an average stout.
jahshuwuh (455) - USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly dark, about a finger of cream colored head. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, vanilla. Creamy taste with a roasted hop sweet, booze is apparent. A dark coffee bitter after taste, maybe some burnt brown sugar. Decent overall.
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GSH1976 (213) - Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with very little tan head. There are lots of small particles floating around. Aroma is roasted malt and raisins. Flavor follows the nose with some dark chocolate and bitterness mixed in for good measure. Medium bodied with a dry finish.
bagalagalaga (133) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schlafly has a lot of styles, but this is the first one from them I’ve really loved. Pours dark and smells sweet and malty, very rich earthy taste and that strange, borderline oily mouthfeel you get from stouts. This is one I could enjoy regularly.
jgb9348 (4925) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisins, pit fruits, nuts, prunes, and quite a bit of anise. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavour with a lot of nuts and earth, some light coffee and a touch of anise and licorice. Aftertaste shows a bit of peat and some toffee, with a faint milkiness and a good solid complex malty backbone. Overall, a nice rich and full-bodied beer with a complex finish that shows almost like a baltic porter, but a very welcome beer - especially in winter! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 07-February-2013 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Washington on 08-March-2013.
bigguns22 (718) - Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet,malty,coco and hops. A great full flavor stout that has hops and sweet.