jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Chocolate and Roasty coffee with a little smoke.
kaser (4647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Leather and tobacco flavor, burnt coffee Not a fan but drinkable. Black pour from draft at side project brewery.
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at side project brewery with friends of St louis.. nice creamy coffe chocolate...goid shit sirs!
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, thick black pour with tan head, aroma has roast, cocoa, lactose/creamy notes, hints of coffee/espresso, nice caramel and vanilla notes as well. Taste is a mix of vanilla, grass, roast, hints of dark fruit, nice lactose into some chocolate/cocoa powder, finishing sweet, thick. Nice for 4.4%.
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is coffee, roasted malt followed by a good malt bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. an ok beer by me especially at 4.4% quite a bit of body and flavor at 4.4
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 Bottle... RBSG 2014... Pours black with a small, creamy, off-white head. Nutty, chocolaty bouquet. Medium-bodied with buzzing carbonation. The flavor offers deeply roasted malts and light lactose sweetness. Carbonic, ashy finish.
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of milk, lactose and light cocoa. Lighter medium body.
CanIHave4Beers (3677) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Draught at the brewery
Pours basically black with a good head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is roasty & mild with some chocolate and some espresso.
The flavor is chocolaty with a touch of sweetness. The roasty malt is pretty dominant and I get a touch of smokiness from it as well. The beer has a little metallic tinge.
Thinking about it logically I love everything about this beer, but sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants, and when I was drinking this, I sort of didn’t want it.... but sort of did, weird
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ The Civil Life. Black pour with a tan head. Nose of roast, licorice, and toasted nuts. Slight vanilla, coffee, and dark chocolate. Nice dark fruit. Slight bitterness to the flavor. Lots and lots of roasted malt. Coffee, cocoa powder, some ash, and sweet dark fruit. Nice vanilla and molasses. Liked this one.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap during RBSG and now from the howler I took back to Indiana: Pours nicely deep brown with a fading head and not much lace. A nice SESSION sweet stout with roast, bread, faint chocolate and coffee, light handed noble hops notes. Some raisin and plum undertones too. Smooth and thin but pretty much is spot on for the genre. A hint of dark fruit too and at 4.4% ABV you can start at 11 in the morning.