sawbuck (382) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent stout. Nice smokey chocolate malt up front. Hints of coffee. Nice dry finish with notes of dark chocolate.
egidis (21) - LITHUANIA - JAN 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. black with a brown foamy head, but disappears too quick. aroma of chocolate and roasted malts and coffee. complex beer with light bitter end. enjoyed.
Jared_Clifton (34) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark but not black with a off white head. Starts with a light coffee flavor with slight chocolate then ends with roasted flavors. Light body.
procraste (69) - FRANCE - JAN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
un joli noir profond , peu de nez. J’ai souvent du mal à détecter les notes maltés mais là, je ressens fortement le malt torréfié. Pas trop café en fait, plutôt biscuit sablé un peu trop cuit avec une note acidulée et une sympathique amertume délicate. Un peu de chocolat au lait en arrière plan Pas trop de gaz non plus mais ce qu’il faut .
Entre la stout café et la chocolate stout, avec un petit truc en plus. Intéressant, il faudra que j’y revienne !
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler in late 2013.
A: Motor oil with a small head.
S: It smells good. Roastiness, coffee bitterness.
T: Follows the nose.
O: The slight bitterness that this one had balances out the sweetness. It was very easy to drink and very nice overall.
chinchill (2552) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottled served in a pint glass. Code on bottle MAY indicate best by date of 12 Nov. 2012 (from notes).
This is a truly black and opaque beer; even held up to sunlight coming thru my window I can see no light, only the tiniest red-brown at the very edges. The head is a thick tan color, somewhat irregular in density, and leaves plenty of coating on the glass.
Aroma is not strong and consists mainly of dark roasted malts. Also present, some floral alcohol effects and a hint of hops.
T - Hops are obvious but secondary to the rich dark malt flavor. The excellent finish is long, featuring dark roasted malts, some hop spiciness, and hints of dark chocolate and coffee.
Mouthfeel: excellent medium-full body with carbonation that is a bit high for the style (but not for this beer) and imparts some welcome crispness and tingle.
O - Sierra Nevada Stout is another outstanding offering from this brewery. Particularly recommended to those seeking a significant, but not intrusive, hop component in their stouts.
Andrus86 (115) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE. Pours dark cola with foamy tan head. Slight coffee & vanilla on the nose, with dark malts. Velvet choc & dark malt taste up front with solid coffee kick at the end. Thick and creamy!
Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel
joejames (268) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black, two finger tan head, nice lacing and retention. Aroma of coffee and roasted black malt. Taste is medium bitter, lightly sweet. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, silky mouth feel. Finishes slightly bitter with notes of coffee, roasted malts, anise, burnt almond and toffee. Very nice session stout, lots of character.
samsmith33 (475) - - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Light coffee, barley.
Appearance: Light black. Medium white head.
Taste: toasted malt, coffee.
Feel: a tad thin for a stout.
allmyvinyl (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown, thick beige head. Aromas of liquorice, roast, coffee. taste is more dark chocolate than coffee, earthy herbal hops. Roasted bitter finish. Nice.