pinkzambia (1461) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Monde market in Philly: pours thick like old motor oil and Amost impossible to create a head. Small light brown ring around the edge. Dark dark in color. Aroma of burnt malts, dark chocolate with some coffee. Coffee bitterness in the flavor followed by some sweet bitter sweet choco notes. Thick, full body - feels great inter mouth like a liquid pillow. Tasty!
jcnielsen (2058) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Burnt, roasty, malty, tobacco aromas. Charred, roasty, malty flavors. Pretty tasty.
bolthead101 (6) - Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Immediately I am able to detect the unmistakable aroma of hops. If there are any other underlying scents, they are quickly subdued by the smell of hops. It has a black hole like appearance with a lingering, somewhat substantial, tan froth. I am no fan of hoppy beers, but this stout is quite pleasant. Unfortunately, as with the aroma, the taste of hops permeates it drowning all else. It has a full body with oily texture and a bitter, hoppy finish. Overall, I find it to be a very good beer. I would’ve rated it significantly higher had I been a hop fan.
devman171 (953) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Aroma is rich roasted malt and light coffee and chocolate. taste is full bodied roast with a slick finish, good one!
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where and how: bottle 355 ml Grape and Gourmet
Aroma where is this softness coming from? Mild fruity tones with paired soft alcohol warmth, coco nibs , vanilla and quality chocolate. Touch of mungo beans. Solid!
Top: lighter white cap, nice ring on edge. Minimalistic.
Base: dark brown into black.
Palate : full bodied with medium plus carbonation, tad frisky.
Taste: Softness of aroma transferred into flavor. Gummy like, soft with mild vanilla to it. Mild dark roast with mild prickly heat form booze.
Other notes I have been tasting beers for almost 15 years and yet I find such gems that make me wonder how they were done...this one if one of those.
thornecb (4369) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Dark fruit and chocolate aromas. Hot with chocolate and dark pit fruit front to back. Lasting espresso finish.
Luvystypotables (625) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, no head great dark brown colour. Bitter taste of coffee, and dark chocolate. Creamy feel with a bitter palate.
stevoj (2110) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick and viscous black/ruby stout. Small creamy silk beige head, lacing coats the glass. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, burnt toast, wet wood. Taste is smooth with a kick of roast grain bitterness on the finish. Velvety mouth feel and lingering finish. A sipper, and a keeper.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Big, roasty, surprisingly heavy of dark fruit. Coffee and chocolate cocoa goodness with nice dark fruit for depth.
bth122 (1261) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a thick dark black with medium head. Aroma is roasted malt, bitter chocolate and slight coffee; pretty much like the description above. Heavy bodied. Creamy texture. Slight warming alcohol. There is a bitter hop finish. A big, complex, tasty full-flavored beer.