StormCoat (118) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a bottle at Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in San Diego, CA. Started to foam over when I uncapped the bottle. Poured nearly black with an enormous, foamy tan head, and seemed overcarbonated with the first sips...but settled down after I let it stand for a little while. Aroma is huge and really wonderful: spicy dark fruits, banana, and brown sugar. Flavors are a very nice, complex mixture of fruit—especially black cherries—chocolate, and a tasty, mellow coffee finish. Medium body and fairly drinkable for a richly-flavored beer. Very good overall!
Nsanders (789) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Near black with a quickly dissipating head. Prunes, dark brown sugar, light vanilla, light oak, cloves and light earthiness. Moderately sweet with a complex spice/woody dry finish. Body is heavier with a sticky feel. Very tasty.
dambor (198) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with little head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, some sweetness like Belgian pralines, vanilla, a touch of lactose. Taste: sweet chocolate, vanilla, a bit of peat, pleasant licorice sweetness and a nutty touch in the palate. At the same time very creamy with alcohol present but in a positive sense. Fantastic, characterful stuff.
Gachupines (1106) - USA - AUG 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a relatively thick but quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is cocoa with a little bit of alcohol and maybe some dark fruit. Flavor is smooth and roasted with rich cocoa and a body that has similarities to a full bodied red wine.
jrodooo5 (1299) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting stout! Pours black w/ the thinnest of head w/out much lacing. The aroma is sweet w/ just a hint of roast. The flavor is complex w/ a silky smooth mouthfeel. The alcohol is well hidden as the beer is quite drinkable. I’m a fan!
colui72 (342) - HONG KONG - JUL 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright black with thin beige head. Aroma of Belgian malts and caramel taste adds chocolate and spices. Sweet, smooth, very low carbonation, "Belgian" finish. Nice.
Theydon_Bois (13373) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 3, 02/05/2015.
Black topped with a decent beige covering.
Nose is Belgian yeast esters, candied fruit peel, light spice, toffee.
Taste comprises dark fruit, cocoa powder, Belgian yeast notes, light charr.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough stout.
conway (2098) - - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark cola with ruby tints around the edges and a quickly dissipating 1 finger creamy tan head. Aroma is cocoa powder, fig, spearmint and a little roasted malt. Taste follows and adds a little toffee and cherry cordial. Thin mouthfeel and moderate carb. Tasty and complex.
Mark_Eck (1250) - - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, chocolate, and some fruits.
stouby (4126) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ CBC2015. Clear black with a beige head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, notes of chocolate, coffee). Flavor medium+ sweet, medium bitter. Medium to full body, smooth.
Bif (1738) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit, hint of chocolate and caramel sweetness. Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, bit of chocolate and coffee with touch of smoke. Has a distinct bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth with a good malty character with no hint of the 8.4% ABV. Interesting and enjoyable beer.