Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee with a slight hint of alcohol. Flavor is heavy and chewy up front with the roasted malts and coffee. Finish is slightly sweeter with the chocolate. Slight alcohol warming on the finish.
jsporrer (717) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown to black with a thin tan ring. Nice aroma of sweet roasted malts and a hint of dark chocolate. Light carbonation with some lacing. Thin to medium body. Taste is roasted malts and semi sweet dark chocolate. Fairly smooth finish with some lingering flavors. Not as good as I expected but not bad.
bytemesis (6731) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is cocoa, loads of molasses and tobacco. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body.
freekyp (1926) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bittersweet, big, bold, black stout beer. Lots of chocolate and dark malt flavors. Thick succulent mouthfeel. Label says, honey, and while the sweetness is very mellow like honey, I could not detect any honey myself. The cocoa nibs are right there in the front though. Some earthy spices show in the otherwise chocolaty finish.
HourGlass13 (609) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours up a dark brown, nearly black with a nice brown head. Aroma is nearly all chocolate. Taste is chocolate with an earthy, bready malt, a touch of dark fruit, and some black molasses. There is a light spicy note on the finish, but nothing you can put a finger on. Full bodied. Smooth, sweet, silky. Good stuff.
ChainGangGuy (4803) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Greenville, South Carolina.
Appearance: Slips out a black body crowned with two inches of tan-hued suds.
Smell: A leading sniff of soy sauce, as well as roasted malts, clearance chocolate, burnt sugars and spiced honey candy.
Taste: It’s sweet, moderately so. Hinting of honey sweet, even. Sweetness is blunted by roastiness with some low-grade chocolate. Very mild spice element for a little, low pepper note. A bit of umami. Sweetish, honey-roast finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: At best it’s so-so.
ryanscourt (1362) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bittersweet but mostly pretty bitter - not hop bitter but the taste of dark chocolate. Unable to find much other honey flavors. Cocoa finish is best part.
AirForceHops (6196) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at 7-11 Kittery. No head on a pitch black oily black stout. Aroma is light honey, dark chocolate, mild roast. Nice
The honey gives the mouthfeel a slick / oily feel in a full body. Nice mouthfeel. Deep roasted grain base, good amount of chocolate. The roast is pretty good and balanced by the honey. Pretty damn tasty.
Beerman6686 (6329) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, roast and a bit feety. Flavor similar, lightly lactic milk character. Meh.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.25 S: This smells pretty damn good. Cocoa nibs are most prominent. Supple roastiness, honey, caramel, and molasses. The nibs just smell so damn good. Can’t smell this enough.
4.25 T: Taste is just as good as the nose. Again big cocoa flavor. Supple, soft roastiness. Honey isn’t too pronounced, but does add a bit of complexity. Caramel, molasses, and neutral malty sweetness. Again, quite good.
4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess and super smooth.
4.5 D: This is surprisingly a really good beer. I think I have to pick up some more of it.
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DavoleBomb, May 14, 2014