YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent stout. Deep, dark brown under an average tan head. Aroma of toffee, dark chocolate, plums, spice, and coffee. Flavor was malty and fruity with slight bits of chocolate and coffee and a bitter finish.
maxwelldeux (2933) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very thick near black color with a moderate tan pillowy head on it. Nose is darkly roasty with a fair amount of smoke coming through. Taste is roasty and bitter up front, but has a velvety finish that is slightly sweet and chocolatey. Really quite interesting.
Gerbeer (1422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of vanilla, creamy chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavors of cafe au lait, cocoa powder, dark brownies and roasted malts. Dry and slightly bitter. Warm finish. Very nice.
drfabulous (3574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to o Prufrockstar. Dark pour. Tan head. Chocolate roasty stout. Thick. Coffee in finish.
Bacterial (1068) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extra bottle in a nice trade - thanks Chris! Dark black pour - not thick though. Tan head. Nice slightly malty nose. Huge chocolate bitterness, hop bitterness and tobacco in the taste. Bitter finish. Nice for a very cold day.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
No bottle date, assume this is 2013.
It’s thick and black, presents with good quilt of tan head. Smells nice and toasty with some graham, some earthy and sharp hops; some coffee and dark hershey’s chocolate on the nose. Flavor is roasty and toasty, some nice bready character, some nice prune flavor, a little leather. Thin bodied with low carb and a slightly sticky finish. It’s an okay beer for $7.
crajun (873) - , Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from trade with michaelinwa. Niiice aroma roast chocolate smoke. Black pour no head. Taste when cold was great and less so as it warmed. Definite roast and chocolate in taste. Some burnt flavor and some bitter and alcohol. Good brew
Iphonephan (2609) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Roasted malt and dark fruits round of the flavor. Bitter burnt finish. Nice.
umich03jm (1501) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from trade with michaelinwa. Pours pitch black with a small head that fades quickly. Decent lacing. Aroma lacks complexity but is still pretty nice. Mostly chocolate and roast, touch of smoke. Taste is a bit on the sweet side for me. Not enough bitterness to counter. Good flavors though, rich chocolate, roast, smoke, and some caramel too. Love the mouthfeel, thick and oily. As the beer warms it turns into sticky tobacco, which I love. This was an excellent extra to receive in a trade. Thanks Mike.
michaelinwa (551) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Deep black pour, thick, dense, resilient head. Aroma is light roasted malt. Flavor Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and significant bitterness in the middle. Mouthfeel is slight thick and velvety. Finishes with lingering bitterness. Pretty nice stout that pushes the limits of intensity for me, but stays out of "overdone" territory. If I wanted a big, intense stout, this would be a good choice. Definite aging potential here, although not sure whether this is bottle conditioned/filtered.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Pours black with a half finger of dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Taste is light bitter. Mostly coffee and dark chocolate with some fermented dark fruit. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, great. I would love to try an aged version.