5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Burnt caramel in color, not too dark for a stout. Thin to moderate sudsy light beige head, spotty lacing. Strong sweet roasty nose. Very smooth on the tongue, very roasty, coffee beans, and also a nice
sweetness. This is not a hop oriented Stout at all. I almost would say Coffee Stout because it seems to have so much coffee flavor. Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. Seems somewhat rich. Strong lactose
and coffee like sweetness on the finish. Very nice, and unexpected!
Patrickctenchi (1677) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with a thick, light brown head.
Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, malt.
Flavour is heavy, dark chocolate and coffee...bordering on vinous....
A little smoky.
1stRndDraught (10) - Birmingham, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh man, what a craft! This stout is hands down in the top three stouts out there. Not for the rookie beer drinker, nor for those that prefer the lighter side of beer. However, even the ale drinker or the novice can appreciate this one. Rather pricey ($11.99 a 4 pack most places), but well worth it!
RABinVA (681) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours like bubbly cola. Moderate lacing. Aroma of plain roast. Taste is sticky sweet vanilla. Feels like drinking a flat vanilla Coke.
lawman834 (171) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled at the Texas Craft Brew fest, my score is based off of some incoherent notes and a 2 oz sample.
This one stood out though. Coffee, Chocolate, Malt. Very, Very good. Highlight of the fest for me.
BeerGolem (499) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bière partagée avec Tom10101, merci! Robe noire (c’est contesté!), avec un léger collet beige. Arôme et goût de malt rôti, de chocolat et de café (au goût, on a l’impression de boire une Coffee Crisp!). Bonne carbonatation. Alcool bien masqué (difficile de croire qu’elle a un ABV de 8.25%!). Rafraichissante.
tom10101 (1052) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. From Daniel, thanks! Black with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of chocolate and coffee (like BeerGolem said to me, it’s pretty much the same aroma than a Coffee Crisp bar). Taste is moderately sweet with chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Slight bitterness. Alcohol is completely hidden. Medium body. Slightly dry. Very good Stout. Drinkable.
Sammy (7034) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Steve in Texas. Appearance of a good cup of coffee. Chocolate malt, chocolate milk aroma. Very smooth though not thick. Tasty stuff, cold pressed coffee, nicely roasted, some chocolate. Very drinkable. Lace trail is left.
kevinator (322) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was the Nitro version, which really made it good. Roasted malt, coffee and some sweetness on the nose. Very dark with light creamy head. Very creamy and heavy. Low carbonation, which was expected. This added to the smooth character. High roasted malts, coffee, almost burnt but not in a bad way. I liked this better than the canned version. It also hid the alcohol better.
JStax (1669) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 ounce can. Pours a dark, cloudy brown with a creamy head of beige foam. Aroma has definitive roasty character with some burnt browny coming through. Tastes on the sweet roasty side. A dry bitterness comes through at the very end. Its a little thin in body. Solid stout, though. It could just use a little help in the mouthfeel department.