Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big thick cocoa head. Taste matches. Cocoa , molasses , some vanilla. Damn fine stout. Mr Narwhal would be proud.
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williamstome (1349) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, NICE brown foamy head. Chocolatey malty boozey aroma, flavor is rich cocolate, fruit and more alcohol. Creamy, mildly bitter finish. Damn.
TheGB (566) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. More on the taste with coffee, roasted barley, molasses etc. Nice palate, a bit sweet though.
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an almost black color with a rather thin head. Nose has some roasty notes to it. Feels very thick and rich, with some harshness of alcohol in there.
tmoreau (2933) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle viscously poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying an opague, black/brown hue, with a slowly diminishing amount of creamy, brownish tan head froth, and clingy ribbons & spots of lacing. The aroma was heavily roasted, with a grain and straw scent that bore a light creamy nature, expressive cocoa & coffee, but no notice of alcohol at this point. A strong flavor profile included a combination of hefty malt, potent, earthy, lingering, and slightly abrasive hop bitterness, light smoke & wood, and an amped alcohol presence that was hiding during the aroma introduction. Full bodied, with a pleasantly dry finish.
wxman (1575) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a big dark tan head that diminishes somewhat, but stays. Aroma is licorice, blackstrap molasses and espresso. Taste is a complex combination of those noted in the aroma as well as dark roasted grain and bitter dark chocolate. Alcohol not evident in the taste, though expresses itself as warmth after the swallow. This is a big one; not for the faint of heart.
matthewgerke (67) - - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured black with a thin tan head and good lacing. Coffee aroma with some of the molasses coming through as well. Great flavor profile with the roasted malt being joined by the chocolate and coffee notes.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Bigelos. Black and thick with a classic tan head. Nice looking beer. This had so much malts and chocolate. The chocolate was powdered cocoa. Some coffee. Alcohol was felt more than tasted. Such a good beer.
ozarkspops (368) - - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark dark brown pour. Rich brown head. West coast hop aroma with a bit of booziness. There is a bit of roast to the aroma or I would think this might be an ipa. A bit of hop bitterness right off the bat. Then the booze hits you (could use a few months more of aging). Finishes with chocolate roastiness. Not bad but a little harsh even at 10%+ abv.
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dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Black SURPRISE! Nice thick tan head.
Aroma: big roasted malt but not in the coffee way more of a bittersweet chocolate. I hardly get any hops at all.
Taste is sweet and sweet and a bakers chocolate and sweet some more.
Palate is nice thick but not overly so. Overall not a great stout. oh well.