GMCC2181 (1582) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Societe. I have to admit I didnt even want to try this beer since all their IPAs were so delicious but a friend said this stout is awesome and I can now confirm this. Black as black. Big roasted malt nose with some big smoke... Taste is roasted malts, nuts, smoke in a big way, spicey. Damn this is good. The smoke and spiceyness in this is awesome. Alcohol is hidden well. Fully bodied but creamy smooth.. Great beer!
GRM (3611) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample, 1-ounce, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 25 2015; eye: black, opaque, sheet of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, vanilla; mouth: roasted barley, vanilla, slight burnt barley, finale in roasted barley with presence of vanilla, full body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, silky texture; overall: nice surprise
Échantillon, 1 once, en fût, durant le Great American Beer Festival, savourée le 25 septembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, couverture de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, vanille; bouche : orge torréfiée, vanille, très léger orge brûlée, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de vanille, corsée, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture soyeuse; en résumé : belle surprise
Marheb (4339) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(En fût à la brasserie): Première chose qui frappe? Les bleuets. Ensuite la mélasse et une touche fûmée. Le corps est très liquoreux, tapissant le palais sans équivoque. Un aspect terreux percutant habite l’amertume, très intéressant comme profil.
SoberDave (182) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 19, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a glass at the brewery. Nice foamy brown head. Strong aroma. Hint of coffee and chocolate. A little black licorice. Creamy and wonderful.
DuffMan (8938) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the brewery. Near black in the glass, copper brown highlights. Hearty dark roast, bitter chocolate and coffee, full bodied, some dark caramel sweetness, undertones of bread and licorice. Nice.
reggiedunlop (3632) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aroma big roastiness, dark fruits, tobacco and a hint of smoke. Flavor follows suit and adds layers of bakers chocolate and a touch of espresso. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a roasty and dry finish that warms and lingers.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black and opaque with a one finger dark mocha head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lace left behind.
Nice roasted malt aroma with sweet chocolate notes. Well balanced with dark and milk chocolate notes, gourmet coffee bean and oatmeal countered by baker’s chocolate and dessert fudge/cake-like sweetness.
Medium bodied and slightly viscous with a nice balance of deep roast and sweet malt notes. Burnt sugars, roasted coffee bean, oatmeal and dark chocolate countered by lactose cream, sweet bakers chocolate, fudge, dark chocolate cake, caramel and toffee. Nicely balanced. Really dry and slightly burnt up front but the lactose and sweeter malt notes come in on the back end balancing things out. ABV is invisible making this beer very easy to drink.
joeworrall (86) - USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Delicious strong stout with coffee and cocoa notes. Not boozy, despite the high alcohol content. Unusual mouth feel
wchesser (1807) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at source. Deep black with coffee cream head. Nose of dried prunes, dark chocolate, vanilla. Bitter dark roasted malt with sweet finish and flavors following nose. Great example of the style.
olio (8802) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ O’Brien’s, Kearny Mesa.
Pours black color with a small head. Caramel malts, cocoa and roasty notes on the nose. Roasty flavor, sticky sweet chocolate flavor, cocoa and rye. Tasty but a bit sweet.
laiti (7890) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ OBriens. Rated on 25.08.2015. Aroma is nice and sweet with lots of cocoa and some licorice. Also tobacco. Flavour has salty licorice, some ash, hints of tobacco and mild coffee tones. Finishes with slightly disturbing alcohol kick. Aroma was nice but flavour is a bit too salty.