burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nanokeg into a pint glass. Pours a very dark translucent brown with a nice tan head with great retention. Taste is a little mild but pleasant. Lightly roasted coffe, dark chocolate, and slight hop bitterness. Palate is extremely thin for a stout which was dissapointing but very easy to drink none the less. Not bad but far from exciting.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Canalís in Lawrenceville, NJ. Pours a near black with greyish/rd highlights and a thin quickly dissipating dirty white head. Odd roasted cereal aroma with a little burnt coffee. At first, this beer reminded me quite a lot lot Rogueís Morimoto Black Sobi - it has some sort of light vegetable thing going on. After a few sips you start to get some dark chocolate, toffee and deeply roasted malt. Very, very light texture and quite a lot of carbonation. Finishes surprisingly dry for a stout.
strongpieman (1366) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Light chocolate aroma, deep brown to black color, light tan head. Decent stout but body is a little too thin.
BREWMUSKCLES (2143) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a hint of cocoa and a caramel like flavor with the taste of a coffee roasted broom straw malt and a hop profile mainly pine like with some sweetness in floral. moderate in body and stingy in the mouth from the hop. some smoothness as well.
TheBeerGod (5006) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Black pour with a medium, dense tan head. Herbal and citrus hoppiness blended with strong roasted malt and coffee make up the aroma. Taste is citrus, herbal hops, floral notes, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and dark, oily coffee notes. Body is medium with a smooth, creamy carbonation. Itís almost nitro-like. Ends with more citrus, light pine, herbal hops, roasted malt, coffee and bittersweet chocolate.
CooperEllis (6) - - DEC 6, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid over all. This is 16oz can, into tulip/pint hybrid glass from Moonlight Brewing. Aroma is roasty, toasty, and a bit creamy. There are certainly hops present though the overall malt/creamyess of this beer may make me think some age would make this a bit more one dimensional. Although, there is also a bit of booze that isnít particularly pleasant it is gone quickly once this sits for more than a minute.
1more4dessert (324) - Upstate, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ok, a loved the Bengali Tiger from this brewery, so unresearched I grabbed a 4 pack of 16oz cans. Diesel? No indication of style on packaging just some data and riddles. I see 69 ibu and reference to roasted pine forests. I think, wow this is a black india pale (sic) ale, great. Get home and look online, oh this is a stout, albeit a hoppy one. So, now I wonder, is this gonna be more like Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous or like a less ethanolic Victory Story King. Reviews are all over the place. This one would fool a lot of experience raters in a blind taste.
Jet black with dark tan and frothy head.
I get herbaceous earthy herbal notes and only slight roasted malt in nose and only slight soy which is good cause I dislike that, mintiness. Mouthfeel is very thin. Again, toasty malt taste is very much in the background and hop earthiness predominates. Long bitter aftertaste. This beer will neither please one expecting a stout, nor a lover of great black ipas. Iíll drink the rest but sorry I have 3 more.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz. Can: Aroma of malt, roasting, light licorice, soy and vanilla. Poured black/ruby in color with a tiny, tan head that disappeared quickly. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, soy sauce, vanilla, slight Bourbon, light caramel, and slight wood. Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, soy sauce, vanilla, caramel finish.
craftycarl21 (2117) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at CK. Thinnish black pour, small beige head. Nose and flavor are both an example of bitterness gone wrong; surprisingly hoppy for a stout with manure notes, but also roasted malt bitterness. Unfortunate slick sweetness too. Not very good.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2011
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft courtesy of craftycarl21, thank you sir! Dark murky brown color, medium tan head, good lacing. Aroma of chocolate chip pancakes. Taste is like graphite.