JMerritt (1902) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Black with a large, light brown head. Dark, roasty aroma, lots of coffee and dark chocolate, subtly milk chocolatey. Lightly roasty flavor, sweetness is there but subdued. Finish has some light char, toasted barley and light leathers.
G_Ram9 (88) - - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and tasty. This is a nice stout that is surprisingly mild for a double.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rondphoto (3147) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black/brown color, rocky, bubbly two-finger tan head, thick cobwebs of lace. Taste is strong caramel malt that has so much sweet toffee, that no other tastes have a chance. There is finally some bittering at the end, but it isn’t enough to balance. A big, noticeably alcoholic brew, but enjoyable in small amounts.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of lactose milkiness, creamy toffee, fudge, some liquorice. Taste is toffee, light milky coffee, some cardboard. Sweet, but a bit thin finish.
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - close to opaque black with a nice crema head.
Nose - initial dairy thing, then light cardboard note, then toffee follows it in.
Taste - initially slight oxidised cardboard again, then liquorice, nuts, praline generally.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry and fairly balanced finish.
Overall - this needs to be re-rated as the bottle was a little past its BBD.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Oily black body with a light-tan head that doesn’t last for long. Aroma of molasses, sweet brown sugar, faint coffee, creamy milk chocolate, toasty caramel. Flavor is sweet.. VERY sweet. Loads of sweet chocolate, milky lactose sweetness, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, even some hints of vanilla & toasted nuts. Loads of residual sugar coat your teeth instantly. Too much sweetness to drink a full glass. Not bad but goddamn.
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch black color. Brownies soaked in bakers chocolate. Not sweet nose. Med full mouth, decent bakers chocolate and brownies mouths. Very dry. Lingering chocolatey finish. Fantastic.
JStax (4103) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam. No retention, really. The aroma has milky chocolate and anise. The taste is moderately bitter, with a milky sweetness to it. Chewy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Maybe a little past its prime.
hophead1234 (46) - - APR 8, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured up a black brew with a head that quickly died to absolutely nothing. Looks flat now. Smells of roasted and chocolate malts makes the lack of any head seem not so bad. Taste did not disappoint either and was the same as the aroma. Silky smooth to drink but only marginal carbonation feel. So it tastes great, needs improvement on body, but the price is not too far out there and the 7.5% make it worth drinking.
cwill (34) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma and taste of chocolate and coffee. A little boozy for a 7%ABV Not bad. Definitely not my favorite of this style.