gdubu493 (48) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a bottle into a glass on 12/15/13. Purchased bottle from Quench Beer in Silver Spring, MD (solid, small craft beer selection). Foam head was about 4 inches, piss poor pour, but 4 friggin inches...? Aroma starts with a bitter nose. Light chocolate, coffee tones. Incredible dark brown, almost black appearance. Consistency of the beer as it’s poured appears to be thin. Taste is dry, lightly tightens up your mouth like you’re drinking a cheap wine. Palate confirms what the pour predicted, tastes thin and not what one would expect from a stout. Taste continues with light, bittersweet chocolate and weak coffee. Overall, jrodoo5 said it best, " It’s just uninteresting to me. It’s ok and drinkable but I want more than that in a stout!" Agreed.
jrodooo5 (1153) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with an insanely foamy tan head that makes it impossible to tell if it leaves lacing or not. Aroma is of subtle roast. Taste is pretty dry until the clean finish. It’s just uninteresting to me. It’s ok and drinkable but I want more than that in a stout!
jflopsu (750) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black. Has a faint light chocolate aroma. A very drop hop texture with light chocolate, coffee, malt and spices.
leaparsons (8650) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with red tints and a diminishing head. Aromas are raisins and blackberry with molasses and dark cherry. Earthy coffee with treacle and light liquorice and cola. Flavours are dark berries with coffee, cola and chocolate. Molasses with bitter lemon and medicinal notes. Dry on the finish. Decent.
dynamiteninja (1654) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle at 4.7% ABV (Imported). (November 30, 2013) Loose tan head that readily dissipates. Deep mahogany body. Roasty and smoky. Artificial strawberries, blackcurrants. Floral hops. Sherbet. Forest fruits. Milk and dark chocolate. Dust. Bitter. Dry finish. 7 4 7 3 13 ##### Bottle. (January 2014). Medium frothy tan head. Jet black body. Smoke, tobacco, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, fruit, Turkish Delight, lemons, blackberry, spice, oak woo, perfume, black pepper. Bittersweet and tangy. Bitter finish. 8 4 8 3 14
Gary (1526) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled . This would be better if there was a richer texture to meet the roasted dry bitterness ; smoky vibes. coffee’ish . some dark fruit like plum ...A work in progress..
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml Bottle: poured into a Gordon’s thistle shaped glass at home on 26th Nov 13. An American brewed Stout bought in rural Shropshire from a national supermarket, something that would have been unheard of only two years ago.
The glass suited the beer: the black body and tanned head looked majestic, sadly the head faded very quickly into a thin wisp and collar, what a pity.
Burnt dark chocolate notes hit my nose, closely followed by black coffee pot boiling on an open wood fire.
The taste followed the aroma nicely: slightly smoked coffee and dark chocolate flavours with a dry mildly bitter finish.
Thought the body a bit thin for a Dry Stout but otherwise not bad at all.
jamesie1857 (1559) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Tesco - Jet black body with a fast dissipating head, ends up looking like Cola. Chocolate malt coffee and smoke nose. Great complex flavour chocolate tart, a hint of coffee and a toasted taste that just keeps going. A full bodied, full flavour stout that is a joy to drink.
stravale (2395) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Morrisons 
Pitch black, frothy tan head, some lacing
Aroma - Light nose, some burnt roast, slight hint of dark sweet malt
Taste of roasted malts, touch of burnt toast, bit of sweet dark malt underneath
Palate - Medium carb, over carbonated, fairly thin but watery body. Finish - rather dry, thin bitter roast, bit metallic from the CO2, but this went away after the beer had been sitting around a while
Overall - This was a bit too fizzy and rather plain overall. Not a fan of this.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black with finger thick tan head.
Aroma: Roast slightly smoky malt, toast, hint of liquorice, woody and grassy.
Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness and sourness with a slight saltiness.
Palate: Toasty, note of burnt caramel and then bitter sourness in a lingering finish. Thick smooth texture, light body, not at all sweet and average carbonation.
Comments: Very good and glass lace. This review is for the 4.7% ABV bottle version.