Concealer (754) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Clear reddish dark brown with a tan head that lasts on the sides and laces. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, light fruit and dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, light coffee, and some fruit. Medium bodied, smooth with a slighty dry, roasty end.
Niko100 (1977) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, caramel, & dark fruit; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit (notably grape), and chocolate; Pretty decent.
HIGHB4LL (480) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Festival. Appearance: 2 fingers of brownish red head, dark brown color. AromaL oak, wine, coffee, chocolate. Palate: average carbonation, full body, creamy texture. Taste: sweet red wine to malty sweetness. Overall, top five beers of the festival for me. Unique and memorable
fiercepanda (529) - Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is roasty sweet grains. The flavor is roasted malt and chocolate with the grape slightly perceptable in the finish.
Lutz2jm (91) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at wine 101 in wake forest. Not as sweet as I thought it would be and I was happy about that. Overall a great stout that does not overpower your tastebuds.
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured a very dark brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma of leather, meat, roasted malt, caramel, wood, with a lot of grape/fruit in the finish. Not sure what the grape addition and wood aging added, but the final product was solid. Fairly roasted and leathery up front, gives way to a more vinous note, slightly sugary finish. A solid beer.
Leighton (10767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Thirsty Monk during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours red brown with a creamy, tan head. Tasty stuff with light smoked malts, burnt sugar, cocoa. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with burnt sugars, well toasted bread, chocolate. Nice.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Thirsty Monk. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, chocolate, earth, and dusty oak; not much of the grape juice is noticeable. Flvaor of chocolate, cola, toasted malts, earth, and burnt sugar. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Smooth and a little dusty and earthy, but the grape juice is really subtle here.
brewballs (190) - USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Who knew that SKA Brewery that puts out mainly lagers and IPA’s would find the time to put out a stout, but they did. Dark hue. Foamy head and lace. Chocolaty taste. Hints of cocoa and sweetness. Full-bodied. I would have liked to have seen them take this one further with more booze but it works well. Definitely a winter or a cool springtime beer.
decaturstevo (4996) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt flavor. Thin and watery but ok