Pailhead (5820) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of milk chocolate, caramel, espresso, and a touch of roast. It pours dark brown with some orange highlights on the outside edges of the glass. It has a two finger beige head with decent retention that leaves some nice sheets of lacing left behind. The flavor starts with dark chocolate and roast. The finish has notes of espresso and vanilla. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a dissipating tan head. Smells of roasted malt, coffee, peppery, molasses. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasty, bitter, ashy, spicy with a bitter finish.
JaBier (5739) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roast, dark fruit and smoke. Chocolate malt flavor with dark fruit and a roasty finish.
JohnnyJ (4992) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour, small tan head. Heavy dark malts, molasses, dried dark fruits, coffee, slightly earthy, and chocolate. Itís a rich, chewy, sweet, stout; would be good for desert.
ngleason (5) - - MAY 25, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome beer here. Pours very dark with little light penetrating this beer. Very complex aroma of all the right things.
Camons (8032) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottte @ Private tasting, Denver, thanks to Adnielsen. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is belgian yeast, roasted malts, cherries, dark chocolate. Taste is malts, yeast, cherries, draid fruit, raisins. Full bodied with a lively carbonation. 100411
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Rating #117. Dark black pour with a light tan chocolatey head that left a pretty good lingering lace on the glass. Pretty nice dark chocolate roast aroma and also some dark fruits. Light smokey roast, dark chocolate and a little bite in the aftertaste, real nice stuff. (1713)
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, has a yellow border on i guess the newest bottling. Pours a black body with a tan head. Malty body roasted malts, light coffee and dark chocolate sweetness. A hint of smoked malt, roasted, earth toned like hoppiness. Bitter and drying with a warming backbone. Nice stout.
Fantomasus (289) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep dark velvety brown with a nice head that eventually thins out but sticks around... Aroma is chocolate and alcohol... Flavor bomb of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, and oats. Super outstanding brew!
blklab2007 (2106) - Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to whomever sent this my way. pour has a black color and a thick clinging true brown head. aroma has rich malt, dark chocolate, brown sugar, a bit of smoke or roast, and a slight bit of hops remaining. mouth feel coats well but does not get crushing and there is a nice bit of carbonation. flavor has loads of malt, a bit of roast, again some hops coming through, brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, and a hit of heat on the finish. this is a plenty big stout but it is also somewhat simplistic and definitely grew on me as the glasses poured.