nick76 (4291) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is not overly sweet or dry with coffee and molasses. The appearance is black with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is typical. Overall a good stout.
Palidor19 (3011) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It's a nice well balanced beer with some nice malts. It's not over powering with the stout aspect. It hides it very well and gives a nice drinking with a punch
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Ratman197 (10446) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of licorice, roasted malt, yeast, dark fruit, cocoa and light toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, dark fruit, licorice, yeast and light spice with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
burnt umber hue with voluminous red brown topper, medium high carbonation, smells at first like a hoppy brown ale, dark fruit, molasses and a very slight smokey whiff. Earthy spicey hopiness, prune, trace of smoke in the flavor. Medium and lively body. I don’t really know what constitutes a foreign stout so can’t say much about how it compares to others or if it is true to style. After the sip a slowly subsiding biterness gives way to smokey sweetness.
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Nose is interesting - earthy and spicy with roasted malt, cinnamon, currant and fig. Body starts big like an imperial stout but turns out to be more light and lively than that. Taste ventures covers dry stout territory as well, but is lighter and fruitier with some sweetness like a Scotch ale. There’s the expected roasted malt and notes of coffee and chocolate but also plum, currant and brown sugar coming through and just the barest hint of smoke. This is an unusual beer, blending qualities from disparate beer styles and making them work well together.
unclemike (2359) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque with a medium, frothy and creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (roast, chocolate, coffee, nutty), medium hops (earthy) with fruity esters, smoke, prunes, and licorice. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a sweet finish
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a massive brown head over a black hued body. Good lace. Aromas are of chocolate, nutty, almond, bakers chocolate, fresh bread, roast, weed, hay, earth and smoke. Flavors are smokey, earthy, chocolate, almond, dark chocolate, coconut (almond joy?), ash, lively mouthfeel. Dry. Odd combination. Not offensive, but odd in its earthy character and yeast balance. Drinkable. Bitter cocoa, smoke, lively carbonation, very dark chocolate, low bitterness. A touch of coconut in the finish. Good, but definitely an odd ball beer.
jstraw (1941) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with big, creamy, brown head, fair legs / Mellow, smooth nose of cocoa, roast grain, dark fruit, banana, smoke / Medium body, lively carbonation, seemingly just a hint thin for an 8% beer, but alcohol not noticeable, with mild hopping to match, and dry finish / Muted, mellow flavors of cocoa, cooked prune & plum, cherry, banana, roast barley, and semisweet chocolate / While lacking any form of boldness one might expect in a bigger stout, although this may be the nature of a foreign stout?, this is still extremely pleasant, even interesting with a good amount of complexity of flavor. I may be undervaluing this sort of beer? (Drink another 500 beers and re-assess.)
MadRobin (2177) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria, VA.
Opaque, brown-black with khaki head and lacing that starts out great but slides back down the glass in short order.
Aroma of sweet roasted malt, dark fruit (berries, dates and figs), grain, vanilla, light yeast and a touch of molasses.
Taste of sweet roasted malt, dark fruit (berries, dates and figs), vanilla, toast, light yeast and a touch of molasses.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
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coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma was mild Belgian yeast, dark doughy malt, some citrus, chocolate. Flavor was all of that plus some dark fruit, a slight tartness, moderately sweet. Wouldn’t have thought of this as a ’foreign stout.’ Great twist on the Stillwater profile.