5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Black, moderate frothy tannish head, nice lacing.   Sweet cream heavy like roastiness on the nose.   A bit more roastiness on the tongue, mild hop bite, sweetened coffee that is heavy on the creamer.   A bit more bitterness on the backside, and roasted character.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not as sweet or milky as others, but instead a bit more on the hop side.   Not out of balance at all, just a little more hoppy than I expected.   Body and mouthfeel are average, or moderate.   Somewhat of a cold coffee finish, lots of creamer involved, and some lingering hoppy notes.   Not bad, but not as creamy smooth or milky sweet as others.   More hop sided than most, which is fine.   Enjoyable for sure, and clean!
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Nice sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish.
Beerathon (1491) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome! Black in color, creamy khaki head. Lacing throughout the duration. Coffee and chocolate in nose and taste. Full mouth feel. Loved it.
sm89walt (1793) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. Poured a deep, opaque brown/black with a thin tan head. Big, fruity raisin & prune character with some booze, sweet choccy malts and a delicate dry roasted malt backbone. Medium body, a smooth mouthfeel beneath medium carbonation and a decent finish. A good stout with good bittersweet balance.
after4ever (6552) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. Pours jet black with no head, lace, or legs. Big roasty, ashy nose, along with some bittersweet baking chocolate. Creamy medium body with flabby carb. Roasty, ashy, chocolatey mid palate that tastes good enough to make up for the flaws. Not a great beer but maybe a repeater in a pinch.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger light beige head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Roasted malt aroma that smells slightly burnt. I was expecting it to be sweeter smelling but its almost acrid. Lots of dark chocolate along with some roasted coffee. Some lactic cream and sweeter chcolate but the robust roastiness overpowers things.
Tastes very similar to the aroma. Thinner than expected with lots of overly roasted burnt malt flavor. Overpowering dark chocolate along with burnt coffee and smoke with hardly any sweetness for balance. Very faint lactic cream presence with a touch of lighter, sweeter chcolate but again the overly roasted dark chocolate notes overpower everything. Lingering dry acrid finish. Pretty disappointing coming from a brewery that usually nails dessert beers.
harrisoni (14850) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pre GBBF shindig 2012. Stout aroma. Its a very decent choc flavour and very tasty drinkable and i liked it
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at chrisO.... deep black... thin tan head ... deep dark roast ... that malt I don’t like ... sweet malts ... toffee malts .. not right for me
Koelschtrinker (12180) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Süßer, fast etwas künstlicher Beginn von Schokoladenmalznoten. Dabei dumpf herbe Noten, süß bleibend, zunehmend bitterer, was aber im Hintergrund bleibt. Davor finden sich die konstanten Röstnoten, die nussigen und auch leicht bananigen Noten. Intensiv, sehr nussig werdend, gut! 10/13/12/10/10/11
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Three Cellars. Pours near black with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and bit of nuttyness. Flavors of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, and light hop note. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Solid all around stout.