dogfish120love (1000) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown. The aroma is rather funky and includes some hints of chocolate and barnyard possibly cheese. Rather earthy.
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at blue monk. Chocolatety aroma and flavor. Light hint of smoke in the backend. Touch of Belgian yeast. Fuller mouthfeel, nice lacing. Another winner from stillwater
vyvvy (4131) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stillwater’s streak of quality in my experience with them continues. Pours very dark brown with a dark tan head. The aroma is very fruity with lots of berries, roasty malt, cocoa, spice, cream, milk duds and earthy Belgian yeast. It has a medium body that’s a bit rough with sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with cocoa, smooth roast, coffee and fruit from the aroma, but the fruit is more in the back than in the aroma. The finish adds spice, some char and more berries. Nice earthiness of yeast is there as well. Nice stout.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Max’s Taphouse 25 to One bottle. Pours nearly black with a thin tan halo. Aroma is big on the chocolate milk. Taste is bitter, chocolate, over-roasted coffee. Very rich and finishes dry. But man, that chocolate milk thing really goes all throughout.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of chocolate frothy head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Dark caramel and chocolate malts, dark fruits, coffee, Belgian yeast, spices, touch of black licorice, touch of vanilla, hint of booze.
T - Dark caramel and chocolate malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, spices, black licorice, coffee, bit of vanilla, a touch of smoke, and a hint of booze.
M - Medium-plus bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry and sweet finish.
D - Nicely balanced BSDA. Good malty base with the yeast character balanced nicely.
bmerz (715) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown opaque with a big fluffy head and great lace. The aroma is fruity, vanilla, a little lactic, mostly very sweet but not overly so. The flavor is light smoke, vanilla, strong whisky notes. The body is soft soapy but dries at the end. It’s light and not so sweet for so much bourbon. Great components but it doesn’t all come together into something I really love.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Pony Bar-Hells Kitchen. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of bready malts, roast, chocolate, some booze, and dark fruits. Flavors of roasted malts, bready, spices, chocolate, dark fruit, and a bit of warmth in the finish. Body was a tad thin for such a big stout. Solid nonetheless.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This was a bit harsh up front, but better as it warmed. Aroma of bitter, roasted coffee, malted candy, and light booze. Body is quite yeasty, bready, with a good balance, big bite, and light roast. Would have expected the abv to be well over 10%. Powdery malted candy, rich, sweet bourbon, and a good, nutty caramel. Finish is very dark malted malt. Overall, a very strong, interesting stout.
Hair6a11 (1384) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a fine bubbled khaki head in this glass. The nose is roast dominant, with some dark fruits, I suppose. The flavor profile is more roast, with some light smoke, more fruit esters, a little earthy note, coupled with a hint of metallic. This one wasn’t bad, but it didn’t exactly stick out
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Nose is intense fruity, and spicy phenolics with some higher fruity alcohols and nearly some hot alcohol aromas. Flavor is roast and chocolately with sweet fruits at first then gets bitter in the finish. really nice dark malt flavors with a mild Belgian twist. really nice beer.