Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had over facebook chat. This pours very dark and has a smallish tan head. Not a big aroma but it offers lactic and roasted notes. A little cocoa, too. The flavor begins with coffee. It has a very authentic aspect to it. Some interesting lactic notes. Later the chocolate emerges more. Just a little fruit from hops. Later the coffee returns to prominence. The brewers did a nice job with this one. Well done!
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 10, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled may 30, 2014.
Black with medium sized brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, milk and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel and lactose, light bitter roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
RRistow12 (437) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head with excellent lacing. Incredible aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, milk and caramel. Taste is also excellent. Perfectly balanced. Coffee espresso, chocolate, toffee, caramel, biscuits and roasted nut flavors. Probably the best sweet stout I've had.
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sudomorph (910) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12fl oz bottle bottled 5/30/14. Pours black with a half finger, creamy tan head that sticks to the glass. Aroma has great notes of dark chocolate milk, coffee, a hint of nuttiness, caramel, and bread. Really great. Taste is fricking awesome. Creamy dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, bread, and an espresso bitter finish. Perfectly balanced. Full body with a medium carbonation. Creamy in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall probably the best coffee beer I?ve had. Perfectly balanced with a great, creamy mouth feel.
devman171 (1220) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste is sweet up front with a bitter coffee finish, tasty
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is strong espresso, chocolate, black patent. Black with a tall, medium density tan head. Taste is roasty, with a solid coffee background, mild chocolate, and cream.
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a brown head. Chocolate and coffee aroma with light sweetness. Coffee and light chocolate flavor with lactose. Medium bodied. Lactose and coffee linger with chocolate.
chinchill (2995) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle with a packaged date of 30 May 2014.
This dark brown ale looks essentially black and opaque in th glass and is topped by a durable and very creamy tan head.
Aroma: fine mix of coffee and dark roasted grains in nearly equal measure.
Taste: Excellent bitter-sweet balance: mildly bitter in keeping with the coffee and dark roasted grains, but clearly too bitter to be considered a sweet stout. Lingering aftertaste of black coffee and black bread.
Feel: medium body is creamy smooth despite near medium carbonation. Carbonation is higher than average for style but nicely soft.
O: excellent and certainly one of the best, if not the best, of the dozen 2014 special SN Beer Camp releases.
pineypower (2734) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out almost pitch black with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of deep roasty/earthy coffee, lots of chocolate, light sugary sweetness and some mild lingering bitterness. Smells like a really good coffee was used. Taste is complex, mouthfeel is silky and smooth. Complex roasty/earthy coffee notes go with a touch of creamy sweetness, burnt malt, mocha, some light notes of hop bitterness and a smooth finish. This is a really good beer, perhaps the best of the beer camp this year.
Livendadream (155) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Btl pours opaque black color with a khaki billowing head,looks like a memory foam pillow. Tons of lace on glass. Aromas of milk chocolate,espresso, caramel and a faint whiff of alcohol. Tastes of mocha latte, toffee,cereal and earthy hops. Full body, velvety mouthfeel, nice carbonation and a smooth slightly dry finish. Damn this beer is smooth! Extremely easy to drink stout that is perfectly balanced. It coats the tongue well,like a big wool blanket on a cold winter night.I would have to say "this might be my favorite in the beer camp line up". Home run!