hershiser2 (1800) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Costco.
Pours black with a huge dark brown head. Dark chocolate and oatmeal in the nose. Taste is dark chocolate, oatmeal, metal, grasses, roasted barley, ash.
jsporrer (416) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a black with a medium sized tan head. Rich and creamy texture with a slightly oily body. Aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is burnt, bitter, and some smoky undertones. Not as good as I had hoped for or what I had heard. Disappointed.
DuffLover (115) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes of bitter dark chocolate, not the sweet chocolate I wanted. Better chocolate stouts to be had. I would drink this as a regular stout.
coachd (477) - Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells bitter, chocolatey, boozy with a hint of oatmeal. Jet black with a tight ring of brown foam. The taste is also bitter with a strong oat flavor, roasty/burnt, some chocolate and just enough sweetness at the end to balance it out. Weak palate, thin with too much carbonation for an imperial stout. Interesting beer, great concept but just not for me. I’m a huge Stone fan, but I don’t know why they brought this one back.
odinstyr (689) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brown-black with a thick and foamy medium brown head. Smells of chocolate and cookies. Taste is bitter and sweet - chocolate dominates, smooth cookies and flowery hops - very rich mouthfeel.
fuzzcro (150) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A fair stout. I almost didn’t get it because of the "bitter" disclosed right up front....It is def bitter, however, the chocolate makes it a pleasant flavor. My signature comment applies...I wish it was thicker. I prefer a little sweetness which it doesn’t have and it wasn’t expected. The only complaints I have are ones of simple personal tastes...overall a fine stout otherwise.
Obfuscate (436) - Minneapolis, - FEB 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes like a sweet stout with a bitter chocolate bite. Oats, chocolate, only a hint of booziness. Great beer.
keanex (1695) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled January 10, 2016.
Appearance: Pitch black body with minimal head, dark tan head on top though, light coating.
Aroma: Dark chocolate isn’t shy, some dark fruits noted as well, restrained roast.
Taste: Dark chocolate is easily apparent, but not overbearing. Mild dark fruits, dry with roasted coffee and oats are actually apparent. Bitterness is balancing with mild heat on the finish.
Palate: Creamy, but moderate at the same time. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: Solid beer, nicely balanced. Great drinker, doesn’t stand out though.
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Black with one finger head. Dark chocolate forward stout. A bit smokey with a bitter finish. Decent, but not much more to me.
thorongil2 (2148) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap) clear, very dark brown colour with a tall, brown head; aroma of bitter chocolate; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish