HourGlass13 (525) - 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 (4714) - 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: Itís 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 itís so-so.
ryanscourt (1260) - 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 (5778) - 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 (6053) - 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. Canít smell this enough.
4.25 T: Taste is just as good as the nose. Again big cocoa flavor. Supple, soft roastiness. Honey isnít 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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rumproasts (4719) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with one finger head. Light honey sweetness with big chocolate flavor. Mild spicing. Smooth and eat top drink. Well constructed stout.
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look - Watery black body. Medium tan head and dissipated quickly. Little lacing.
Smell - Honey. Apples. Chocolate. Coffee.
Taste - It advertises honey but it reminded me of Mottís Apple Juice. This initial apple taste quickly transitioned to the traditional chocolate and coffee flavors. Bitter at the end. Faint tobacco in after taste. Higher score for uniqueness.
Feel - Watery yet creamy. Not as heavy as expected. Alcohol is apparent but not overpowering.
Overall - I like the apple juice taste. I know it sounds crazy but I didnít have a wrecked palate before drinking this. Found it aged and thoroughly discounted!
Ron (3422) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Erica for Fatherís day. Poured a dark brown color with a small brown head with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malt, Coco and honey aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium roasted sweet flavor and chocolate with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. A very nice Stout!
tillmac62 (640) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black. Normal head volume and retention, above normal lacing.
Light, but complex, nose of coffee, roast, cocoa and an underlying honey sweetness.
Medium bodied with a thick smooth body that approaches creamy. Superb carbonation with a nice prickly effervescence from the middle on.
The outstanding flavor profile is intense, complex and superbly balanced. It begins with a blend of flavors that separate into cocoa/roast over a very subtle coffee like aspect. The middle allows the underlying malt base to provide a balancing sweetness, with honey aspects, to a mild roast bitterness. The finish is where this stout really shines as a burst of effervescence separates the flavor components over a rich honey flavored sweetness and leaves you with a amazingly tart like residual that has
notes of spice. A fine beginner stout.