lownote (378) - USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2015 Pours black into a mason jar from can with a cloudy white thin head. Aroma is heavily roasted malts. Taste is very sweet with some hints of roasted flavors like coffee. Tiny bit or chocolate . Mouthfeel is a bit thick with gentle carbonation
SG111 (663) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. Pours a pitch black color with a small tan head. Aroma is lots of roasted malts and chocolate. Little bit of coffee. Flavor is similar. Roasted malts and chocolate dominate. Coffee bitterness in the finish. Body is a LITTLE weak for such a strong Stout. But overall very nice. No booziness at all for such a strong Stout.
Steve_0 (3584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Road beer - can straight to the dome. I would imagine this would look deep brown, hopefully it would have a good head too. Roasty, somewhat earthy, some caramel, lightly grassy, light cocoa and doughy aroma. Taste is light chocolate, some coffee, heavy brown sugar, earthy, kind of twangy and a weird toasted bread note that seems to linger. Medium body with high carboantion. Run of the mill.
gkeh (332) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2015 Jet black pour with a tan head. Malty, roasted notes, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar. Good on nitro. Update from can: mouthfeel is really creamy, head is white (I prefer dark tan with stouts) but the aroma and taste is amazing.
TxStoutLovers (2) - - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
We’ve been buying half barrels of this fabulous stout (at the same price I might add) every 3 months for 4 years now! No ... we’re not a commercial enterprise, it’s just us 2, at home with our friends, loving the smooth bready satisfying completeness of this outstanding stout. It’s a terrific end of the workday treat and a weekend "get relaxed" brew! We’ve tried so many stouts over the years I can’t count them and BH outshines them all!! Our opinion of course. If you like stouts, give this a try, you’ll undoubtedly fall in love like we did! Thank you SS!!!!
AdamChandler (3878) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from a trade split 2 ways. Fridge is 44F in stemware. here. dark chocolate, 2 finger head, light and easy to see through in the light. Nose is bursting with chocolate and some cedar chips / mulch. Taste is roasty, creamy mouthfeel, some pistachio and walnuts and wood with a chocolatey finish. not terrible.
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: medium dark brown, with clear caramel colored edges and a nitro head and lacing that was thick and off-white. Aroma: nitro-suppressed nose was on the light side, with some chocolate, chicory coffee, slightly singed caramel. Taste: dark chocolate, vanilla, hint of charred wood, caramel, toffee, hint of pine and coffee. Finish: typically abrupt nitro finish, with just a bit of lingering general roast. Notes: Nitro draught at the Hoppy Monk in El Paso, Texas. Pretty enjoyable stout--decent enough. Palate was surprisingly light for an 8.25% abv beer, and the abv was well-hidden. Wondering if this may be one of those beers that’s better not on nitro. Seemed...toned down. Paired well with the sliders.
Bruds (40) - - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at 60 degrees. Smells malty with very light smoke. Tastes of light hints of coffee, smoke and finishes with bitter chocolate.
DrJekyllMrEric (18) - San Antonio Pero Aqui, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very very thin watery bodied stout, nose & palate initial coffee leading to chestnut, reminiscent of a nuttier and thinner ugly pug. Not especially enjoyable.
stxoil (28) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a lot of aroma, but faint coffee smell. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head. Medium bodied with slick mouthfeel. Taste is roasted malts and caramel with coffee overtones and chocolate undertones. Low carbonation.
This is a very delicious stout.