Scipio (591) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an oily looking black with an average tan head. Aroma is more sweet and consists of chocolate, licorice, raisin, smoke, and roasted malts. Taste is similar to the aroma, but it is more roasted as opposed to sweet chocolate. In addition to these roasted malts, chocolate and licorice are still the other dominant flavors. I get some smokiness and coffee here also. It is sweet, but not to much. Aftertaste is a smoky chocolate with licorice undertones. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Not a whole lot of carbonation in here. Very easy to drink this one. It isnít anything over the top in any way. Its just a solid, well made stout.
Reynolds314 (1877) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer with solid roasty backbone and a nice mineral rich salty sweetness hidden in there. Really easy to drink and just full of tons of roasty flavor.
alexsdad06 (3803) - Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by jmborggren (April 2012). Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, soy, mildly briny character, some earthy bitterness to the finish. This was not bad, but is a style that needs to be done really well to pull off.
Ernesto987 (3009) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer thanks to mike, salty and roasty, thick and sweet, syrupy and roasty, a little too thick like tar for me
burg326 (2714) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, poured a light black color with aromas of anise, light roast, some earth, and a touch of light chalk. Flavors are the same, a little earth and ash, mixed with some grounds, decent beer overall.
ddemmingjr (638) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 5/11- pours opaque blackish brown, dense khaki head that settles to a fine coat. Anise, molasses, roasted malts, nuts on the nose. Lighter bodied with milk thistle, roasted malts, chocolate malt on the tongue. Mellow oyster stout that's nice if not overbearing
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dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber via trade. Poured a medium to slightly thinner density dark black with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of older chocolates, stale bread, flat cola, soy and a hint of oxidation. Thinner to possibly medium body, watery mouthfeel, lighter carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor is a step up from the aroma, notes of light roasted malts, some chocolate, soy and cola, hint of root beer, and a touch of oxidation. I liked this one despite the thin body.
pineypower (2305) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared much thanks to Dave. Pours out an almost cola brownish color with a small off white head. Aroma is of molasses, light chocolate, dark dried fruits, soy sauce and light cola. Taste is roast, chocolate, molasses, soy sauce, light earthy notes, some sugary syrup. Solid.
dresden (641) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found my last bottle of this while moving, but now realize I never rated it...so this has quite a bit of age on it, but it held up really really well. Aroma is earthy, with mushroom, coffee and smoke. Taste is very salty, soy sauce, cooked mushrooms. Its a really interesting combination. This beer has a fantastic mouthfeel and a short tan foamy cap that just follows the beer as you drink it.
Alphadelic (1728) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet mellow and a little grainy on the nose. A good mix of sweet and savory. 5 on looks for the label. A little chalky mineral.
Plovmand (6022) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle provided by Hopscotch. Thanks man! Pours opaque black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet roasted malt, chocolate, creamy, light coffee and light minerals. The flavour is chocolate, light salty, roasted malt, light tar and liquorice. Full flavoured for the abv. Great stuff.