johnnnniee (1951) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade from brentk56, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black with a huge tan head that Slowly subsides and leaves lots of stickies. The aroma is not what I expected, lots of caramel, chocolate, earth, and dark fruits, not much roast or Belgian yeast inspired esters. The flavor compensates with a bit of roast coffee and chocolate up front. Some caramel and dark cherries and raisins round out the flavor nicely but still not much in the way of Belgian inspiration. Medium to thick body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet creamy tart fruity type mouthfeel. This is a nice stout, it has a foreign extra meets quad kind of feel to it. The Belgian influence is subtle, but it works. This was probably a little better when fresh, I wish I hadnít lost this one in the back of the stack.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle that pours a dark brown, almost black color, aromas of soy sauce, coffee, caramel, and some light molasses. Flavors follow suit, with som light chocolate.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 5/13/10. This beer pours a deep dark black with a thin tan head on top. No retention, no lace. Big scents of roasted malts, cocoa, wine, and a bit of char. The mouth is smooth but a little thin at times. Nice chocolatey flavors right away, some vinous grapes, and a little yeast on the finish. This is a good stout. Good beer.
gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. aroma is alcohol, coffee, licorice, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, coffee, licorice, moulasse, chocolate. Full body. Nice beer.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #205. Black pour with a dark brown head, not much of a head at that. Sweet and fruity, red grapes and darker fruits co-mingling. Sweet flavor, getting more grapes or more to the point, raisins, with a little roast and toast in the finish with a bit of an alcohol burn right at the finish. (2198)
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew mostly is mostly Dark Fruit heavy. Plums, raisins, figs. I also picked up some toffee, small amount of roasted burnt malt, and bittersweet chocolate in the aftertaste. Nice and smooth mouthfeel. This one comes in at 8.50% abv and I enjoyed it a lot and was surprised how well it held up age wise.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 12/16/2011. Acquired via trade. The beer pours brownish-black with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. The aroma consists of sweet malt, yeast and cocoa. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate and yeast. Something in the background akin to black olives or black beans too. The finish is roasty with a sweet and salty malt aftertaste. Overall not a bad hybrid Stout but the off flavor behind it all takes away from it.
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, molasses, soy sauce, caramel and yeast. Flavor is sweet chocolate with some coffee, caramel, roasted malt and soy sauce. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Nice well balanced stout.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours black witha slim tan head and lots of lace. nose of malt, dried fruit and raisins. flavor pretty musch follows nose with fresh and dried fruit notes. medium bodied, clean finish. i really couldnít identify the ingredients or style of this one, it is a little muddled.
GTAEgeek (1023) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours pitch black with a sizable, light brown head. The aroma is coffee, raw chocolate, molasses, ripe bananas, and figs. The flavor is very sweet, with roasted bitterness through the finish. The palate is medium, malty, creamy, and very effervescent for a stout. Overall, a very delicious and complex beer. I hope they bring this one back around.