fidelis83 (1598) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a 3-4 finger, creamy tan head and some little tan floaties. Aroma is chocolate, roast, black malt, hazelnut, woody malt, woody, earthy hops and dark fruit. Flavor is sweet and chocolatey right away, drying out a bit as some earth, herbal and mineral notes come in, then nice nutty and burnt sugar notes along with dried tree fruit and some nice dark fruit, woody and slight boozy and vinous notes to the finish. Medium to heavy in body with a creamy, viscous entry, very light, but blanketing and surprisingly sharp carbonation, and slightly dry, still creamy finish wiht a hint of chalkiness. Really solid stuff, I bought it on a whim, basically just to rate in a mix your own section, I think I will go in for a sixer before the cold weather is over.
fluffy (817) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
smoky, peat like aroma pours a typical blackish brown. flavor is somewhat tobacco and a bit of leather and a note of grassy earthiness. mild alcohol burn on the lips as it warms, fairly dry finish. quite nice.
magsinva (677) - Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kybecca, aged 1.5 yrs plus at home - catching up on old ratings from Oct/Nov 2012 timeframe. Will add a review, eventually, though this one was pretty good.
fiveacestx (361) - Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - nice dark pour with a medium chocolate head. Doesn’t seem hardly fair to rate this beer after just having a Founder’s Imperial Stout but it was almost as good. Has a roasted chocolate taste with a light touch of coffee to it. Could have had a heavier mouthfeel (again with the Founder’s IS comparison) but overall a solid brew. Too bad it’s the only one I had (received in trade).
RABinVA (729) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, 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 (1913) - 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 (51) - 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 (1078) - 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 (148) - 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 (196) - 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 (136) - 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.