rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from growler into belgian glass. Aroma is a little underwelming for the style. Picking up a little chocolate, and a bit of roasty malt. not seeing the fruitiness true to foreign stout style. Appearance spot on: dark, opaque color. Nice tan head with good retention. Nice, bold flavor, with big roasty malt presence. Finishes pretty dry. Moderate bitterness, with no fruitiness or diacetyl. Palate: medium body with a bit of creaminess. No presence of alcohol noticed. Very good example of the style overall.
nealblind (686) - 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 (101) - 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 (791) - Kissimmee, 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 (1203) - 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 (2814) - 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 (1932) - 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 (3363) - 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.
arminjewell (6072) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz can, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, caramel, toffee, hints of earth into a bit of dark chocolate, coffee, hints of dark fruit. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, nice caramel, toffee, bitter nutty notes, finishing fairly bitter, dry, slightly spicy.
kathouse (927) - Nevada, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At GABF. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is roasted barley and coffee. Dry light body with espresso and a slightly ashy finish. Nice on the palate.
JStax (2854) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can thanks to buckeyeboy. Pours a near black with a darker beige head of foam. Good retention and lacing. Roast, licorice, walnut, creamer. Lingering bitterness in the finish.