shrubber85 (10366) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (gusher). Molasses malt and hay aroma. Dark brown with giant head. Sweet molasses/prune malt and bitter herbal hay flavor. Dusty finish. Excellent.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head and ruby highlights. Very rich and roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Roasted chocolate and malt aroma at the start with some dark fruits and rich chocolate at the finish. Bitter coffee-like finish and some mild spice. Smoke comes through a bit at the finish. Nicely blended.
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle .. . Pours a hazy dark amber .. . Lots of foam .. . Yeast, dirty hay, and bored head .. . Mild mouth .. . Goes in so many directions, but none with a map .. Pass on this .. . . You are a buffoon. Now cut my beard!
Concealer (1141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours near black with a chocolate brown head; foamy and lasting. Aroma roasted malt, caramel, fruit, yeast and coffee. Flavor is sweet caramel, fruit, chocolate, semi-bitter roasted malts and coffee with underlying yeast notes. Medium bodied.
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One hell of a great label. Although it looks like it says "art is anal." Just pointing that out. Pours an opaque brown with the enormous, fill-the-glass bottle-conditioned head. Initial aromas of chocolate and root beer, but then acetaldehyde invaded and ruined the beer for me. Flavor is very similar to root beer, but the invasive pumpkin flavor is very apparent. Good enough to drink, but flawed.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very gassy stout dark pour tan head in colour aromas coffee grassy fruit dark chocolate the flavours caramel roasted coffee dark chocolate grassy notes dark malts molasses brown sugar very rich stout the finish good body tastes rewarding best of them rich malts roasted coffee bitter finish so good
stantheman (881) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 750ml bomber, purchased at Central City Liquor Store in Surrey. Almost black, with prodigious orange-brown head, quickly collapsing, but with good lacing. Sweet fruits and malts on the nose. In the mouth it is a somewhat sweet and very smooth and subtle rendition of one of my favorite themes in beer, which is to say "stout".
Yes, there are flavors of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and fruit to be found here, and the hops are well hidden, but at the moment I don’t want to be too analytical. I just want to savor!
tkrjukoff (4294) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC 2013. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma is malty coffee some vanilla fruity nicely roasted. Flavor is ashy dry thin body roasted slightly sweet fruity.
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hotel Sofia. Pours next to black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some ash and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some dark berries, rotated grains and coffee. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. It pours a next to black body, topped by a dense, finger-thick light tan head. The aroma is roasted, with a touch of dark berries. Roasted malts, some dark chocolate and coffee too. It’s full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated, with flavors of roasted malts, some berry hints, dark chocolate and a touch of warming alcohol. Long, roasted, chocolatey finish. Most definitely a nice one, like so many others from Stillwater. 130814