Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle BB July 2006.. extra thanks to turg! Poured a thick, oily black.. with deep brown highlights. A towering creamy caramel head and a great deal of intricate lacing were also present... just beautiful! Dark chocolate, espresso beans, mocha, and fresh oats blended for a phenomenal deep roasted nose. Flavors of bitter dark chocolate, freshly-ground coffee, and just lots of black maltage... beautifully roasted and complex, especially considering the low ABV. Smooth and perfectly dry on the palate... long roasted chocolate and coffee finish... lightly sweet. This is a most excellent brew!
Bootlegger007 (64) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cast wood aroma mixed with coffee and chocolate, light floral hints, pours black with a small off-white head, good balance of hops and malts, coffee and chocolate finishing with a lingering bitter aftertaste, soft carbonation creamy full bodied stout, excellent.
Fatehunter (1371) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is rich: molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted and toasted malt. Awesome.
The taste is pure darkness: black licorice, bitter chocolate, black coffee and a little salty smoke to finish.
The texture has a fair amount of fizz.
It’s pretty great.
geologyguy (762) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong dark smell, all roasted malt, very slightly smokey, touch bitter on finish, wish it had a less watery finish, slightest bit of licorice,
markas101 (1898) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada vai RCLS. Didn’t realize I haven’t rated this. I would say best price to taste ratio available in Canada. Cheaper than Guinness and one of the best ’non’ Imperial/Russian stouts I’ve tried. Jet black, light brown head. Dark chocolate, raisin and faint spruce aroma. Great texture, smooth, not overly sweet, with a final bitter hop finish with just enough resin to balance everything. Great.
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Extraordinary beer. I don't know what happened but I rated this here before and it's gone now. I loved it then and I love it now, Reuben James. appearances a light brown, big fluffy head with lots of lace and an opaque brown black color. Aroma is a very volatile blend of cocoa dark leather coffee yeast rum. Flavor is like aroma fairly dry some tobacco just enough carbonic tang. Excellent palate. I'd forgotten how good this beer is.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
shdougan (27) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black stout with a nice dark tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, some licorice, very roasty. Medium bodied, creamy but with quite a fizzy carbonation. Not too much sweetness in this one, has a nice dark chocolate flavor with some hints of black coffee, this bitterness is very present as well. Very good stout, for any time.
CRock (66) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was looking for this for a while. Definitely worth the wait. Very smooth and flavourful. One of the best I’ve had in the style.
andyhwcinc (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Beer Temple in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a cold Tuesday night at home. Appearance is a moderately thick pitch black with a nice light tan head. Aroma has a lot going on - roasted chocolate, licorice, oat, coffee, cocoa, very nice. Taste is real good. Equal parts licorice, chocolate, and coffee, finishes lightly bitter and rather dry, fantastic. One of the best balanced stouts I’ve had yet.
BrewHaMeister (178) - - OCT 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours like black coffee with a medium mocha head and slightly oily lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, caramel and leather. Flavor is mild to medium bitter with a slight sweetness in the finish. Tasty!
remice2 (137) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stout à l’avoine.mousse moka, effluves de doux chocolat,noisettes ,caramel et vanille. tres onctueuse,c’est crèmeux léger pétillement,malt grillés chocolat mi amère, expresso mais pas agressif , douce amertume en final. délicieux!!!