DrSilverworm (8541) - 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 (3954) - 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 (1389) - 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 (1095) - 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.
WVHouseofBeer (931) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Very nice aromas of coffee, charcoal and dark chocolate. Flavors are more of the same along with a slight bitterness. About the only negative I can think of is the body is a little thin, but other than that this is a very good beer.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, malty, retains good head. Roasty with hints of espresso in the nose; taste follows suit with burnt charcoal on the end. Solid.
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A very roasty stout. This was one of the favorites I picked up in WY with the family over Christmas in 2013. Tons of chocolate and licorice too.
snoworsummer (3237) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like roasted grains, chocolate, light coffee and burnt toast. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like chocolate coffee and burnt.
sonnycheeba (4239) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, light lactose, light earthiness, and faint plums. Flavor is dry roast and chocolate malt dominate with some earthiness and faint dark fruit esters; dry, ashy finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.