bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of molasses, honey, macadamia nuts, chocolate, brine, and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, brine, roasted malt, nuts, salt, and coffee.
Tmoney99 (9592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark chocloate bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good beer.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black in color with a finger of tan head. Smells rather salty. Nice roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavor has just a hint of bitterness. There’s really nice roastiness, good chocolate notes, light saltiness, and a hint of graham cracker.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roastiness, coffee and saltiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roatiness, coffee, bitter chocolate, saltiness and light vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The aroma is an elegant blend of confectionery and tree nuts - fudge, chocolate dipped almonds, cashews and pistachios. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is chocolaty, nutty and moderately sweet. Finishes minerally, roasty and mildly bitter. Bottle generously shared by landhoney!
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Roasty and toast aroma, some light smoke, very light coffee. Flavor is roasty with a bit of smoke, no real note of the brine/oysters that Ive had in past oyster stouts. Still a very quaffable brew.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a deep brown hued body with a small tan head. Not quite black nor opaque. Aromas show some light esters, leathery, dusty, chocolate, bready, light roast with low salinity. Flavors show some coconut, medium esters, bready, rounded malt character, toasty, chocolate, mineral and tobacco. Lightly tea like. Medium carbonation with a medium body.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-07-08. Black body with a nice modest tan head. Lightly roast aroma, very slight "salty" tang to it. 7+ Flavour is similar, modest roast throughout has some nuance to it, sweet base malt peeks out then finishes dry and modestly roasty in the finish. 7+ Medium bodied palate suits it. Pretty solid, very drinkable. Simple but full flavoured. Bottle shared by liamt07
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL thanks to nuplastikk. Pours deep brown to black with a medium, tan head. Rocky head retention. Nose is dark cherry, sweet milk chocolate, small saltwater brine. Taste is dry, tangy, mildly salty. Bitter dark chocolate. Quick finish. Easy palate. Dry and clean. Nice raw chocolate bitterness. Palate is crisp, clean, on style.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: Brownish-black pour with a medium light tan head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing. The aroma consists of earthy malt, molasses and chocolate. Light to medium body with a roasty character and flavors of malt, salted nuts and mild hops. The finish is semi-sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Above average overall.