Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: black opaque body mocha head that dissipates to thin ring
Aroma: slight olive, chocolate, fair amount of solvent alcohol
Taste: semi sweet chocolate upfront, dry roastness with slight character of fuggle and cascade. Milky mouth feel. Medium bitterness . Decent stout with no outstanding character besides balance tip more to bitter.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ridiculously deep dark brown coloured body with a large, four centimetre tall deep brown head. A touch of violet gets through at the bottom and is about 90% opaque. Aroma of strong roasted malt, raisins, figs, prunes, vanilla, coffee and chocolate - nice aromas. Medium to Full-bodied; Dense roasted malt flavours with vanilla and oak the strongest tastes, coupled with some milk and brown sugar and finishing with molasses - this is quite strong. Aftertaste is perhaps a bit of a downer with some offensive bitterness from earthy malt, chocolate and a hint of yeast noticeable. Overall, a decent stout, on the border of an imperial stout and also a sweet stout - not great, but nice to sample, especially since this isn’t a common beer for me to see. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Binny’s (South Loop) in Chicago, Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$8.99 sampled at home in Washington on 09-January-2014.
AirForceHops (2562) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Binny’s, Lincoln Park, Chicago. Batch number 70 hand written on the side of label. Black pour with nice tan head on a slow pour into my Bourbon County Snifter. Lasting head retention. Nose is extremely roasty. Coffee, campfire ash and barley. This stout is balanced nice with long lasting dry roast and bitter pine hops. Bitter sweet chocolate and charred barley upfront with whole pine cones with a light citrus nuance. I’m wondering if they used Simcoe or Cascade hops? No matter what type of hop was used, it works well with this stout. Finely crafted and I really enjoyed it! Can’t wait to sample the other imperial stout I have from this brewer.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle pours an inky black with some creamy, beige head. Nose has toast, coffee, rubber, cherry, a little plastic. Flavor is better, sweet, chocolate, coffee, roast, toast, pencil lead, a little glue. Heavy finish.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a nearly pitch black color with ruby edges with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, dark chocolate malts. Flavor is toasted and roasted malts, some bitter chocolate malts. Pretty drinkable.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks noodleuser. Small tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some bittersweet chocolate, roast, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, light smoke. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @Mikkeller Bar, CPH
"Go Fuck Yourself". Opaque color, small brown head. Roasted, a bit vegetably aroma. Medium-bodied. Roasted, some veggie coffee bean notes. Lingering roastyness.
jcwattsrugger (10918) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
batch 20–trade with jtclockwork-22 bottle-disappearing tan-black. Aroasty/chocolate/molasses-dk malt. T-follows.
mcox90 (1428) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours black with a one finger tan head. Minimal lace. Aroma is coffee that’s been left in the pot to long, licorice and roasted malt. Bitter flavor, in a good way, with a light sweetness as it warms. Full bodied.
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a jet black with 2 fingers of brown head. Nice hop nose, a bit of leather and tobacco on the back end, hops on the front end. Good stuff. I was very much in the mood for just this beer, and was please to see Spiteful deliver on the first offering of theirs I have tried.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a half finger of dark brown head. Coffee dominates the aroma but there are hints of vanilla and burnt malts. Taste is bitter. Coffee with a little dark chocolate and burnt malts. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, awesome. I could drink this every day.