Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really good RIS! Probably the first thing I've really enjoyed from Sierra Nevada that's not hop-forward. Smooth, with a licorice/chocolate finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ansjelaah (1629) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with dutchdrebus and benzai. Black color with a small white head. Smells and tastes sweet, roasty, chocolat, coffee.
DutchDrebus (4515) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Black colour with a lovely medium sized light brown head. Smells roasty, coffee, alcohol. Tastes sweet, alcohol, mocca. Sounds weird but it’s lacking in taste a little bit for me. Full body, soft carbo.
swoopjones (6659) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Sierra Nevada Taproom, Chico, CA. Kind of shocked that i have not rated this yet, big stout, heavy roast, dark chocolate, coffee. Rich, intense stout, well done
Zakoon (146) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 bottle enjoyed @ home, 2013 vintage. Pours black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and alcohol, a little boring. Flavour is roasted malt and bittersweet. Medium bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long and very flavourful, roasted malt, dried fruits and on the boozy side.
tia (1124) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with thin head. Smells dark fruity & boubony & chocolatey. Flavor follows. Some dryness on the finish.
geologyguy (895) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Immediate smell upon popping was licorice...smelling directly gives a complex smell though, mostly of coffee, deep and smooth, very dark black, can’t see through, taste is coffee and slightly bitter, alcohol fairly strong, milky smoothness in background and lightly on finish...licorice still in there though
annunz123 (918) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, caramel, coffee, and dark fruit in the aroma. Rich flavor with chocolate, coffee, and raisins. Boozy finish with coffee/chocolate bitterness. Really good.
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very hot,,, a bite to match,,,, 4pack,, caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, resin, spruce, leather, earthy, alcohol, clove, cough drop, licorice, black, clear, rocky head, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, soft carbonation, long finish,
jjuf1853 (1258) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a near pitch black color with a thin tan head. Aroma has lots of dark chocolate and roasted malt notes with a hint of molasses. Excellent flavor with rich bitter notes. Very nice!
Benzai (9612) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2015 Bottle [from trade with mista] @ home. Opaque black color, medium sized brown colored head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Taste malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate, slightly mocha, some coffee, roasted malts and chocolate bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture, suitable carbonation.