obguthr (4451) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Charred meat nose. Mahogany, thin tan head. Charcoal, charred meat, subtle. Medium body, frothy.
jackl (5503) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Thanks to Gene! Deep brown pour with a large creamy white head. Attractive-looking brew. Nose of coffee and caramel. Roasted espresso beans. Dark ashy malts. Taste is very dry, ashy. A bit of cream. Dark cocoa. Medium body, active carb. Very tasty.
Bulk_Carrier (2587) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed from notes.
Thank you, Fiona for the can.This was poured into a nonic.
The appearance was a dark brown to black color with a nice looking semi-dark tan head that really took it’s time dissipating. In the wake, there’s a nice semi-thick coating of lace.
The smell was full of roasted coffee bean amplified by a deep dark roasted chocolate malt coming forth like milk chocolate.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors to town to let in a fury of roast and bitter. As it continued to warm, sweet chocolate invades yet balances very nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. The carbonation was smooth. This one really ramped up a nice rolling sweet bitter roastiness coating my tongue.
Overall, hot damn! I really liked this one. I would love to have this again.
Erzengel (5082) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to Chris for bringing this can. Great chocolate beginning. Nice smooth roasted, milk chocolate, slightly bitter. Ideal and smooth. Dry, but still slightly sweetish. The aftertaste is long, roasted malt, smooth milk chocolate, nicely bittered. Great!!
slowrunner77 (6752) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
notes: pretty mellow, but VERY drinkable. malted milk chocolate and lactose perhaps? Roasted malt and just enough bitterness to temper the sweet. nicely done, though not quite robust enough to be a standout."
DrSilverworm (8182) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison during GTMW this year. Can indicates a best by of 10/10/13... Better late than never, I suppose. Pours a very nice black color, with a great bigger brown head. Leaves great, thicker lace. Awesome dark chocolate, brownie, cocoa nib in the nose. Mild to moderate roast, hints of coffee, very mild dark fruit. Hint of smoke, and some earthy hop. A lot better than expected already. Medium plus body, with a great thicker stout like chewy texture to it. Light dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Mild bite in the finish. Pretty enjoyable stout. A lot better than expected. Probably a 3.7+ fresh... Need to re-rate a fresh example, given the chance.
PhillyCraft (3800) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with khaki head and light lace. Aromas and flavor of char, molasses, caramel, and chocolate and roast malt. Pretty good
Westchesterco (1252) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is a dark amber with a tan head on tap at the brewpub. It has a coffee aroma and the taste is definitely a coffee flavor
nealblind (1007) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour mid tan head that lingers. Aroma of rich char, lactic, choco. Palate is watery. Taste is dissolved charcoal, burnt caramel without the sweetness. wet finish.
sistinas (102) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on tap at the brewery. Poured black with a two-finger tan head. Aromas of malt, chocolate, coffee. Tasted like it smelled, very roasty, not too sweet, not too bitter. Very well balanced. Maybe a little thin but on a hot day it’s hard to complain about that. Medium amount of carbonation, dry finish.