DalzAle (1844) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark black pour, nice lacing and a slightly hoppy roasted malt aroma. Flavor is similar to the aroma; bitter peppery orange nicely melded with dark malt and finished a bit dry/hoppy. Really enjoyable.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Aroma is chocolate, slight roast, coffee. Flavor is nicely balanced, mild, chocolatey, but not bitter at all. Actually could have used a bit of punching up. Pretty mild, but tasty.
Westchesterco (669) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the brew house appearance black with a slight tan head. Carina of chocolate and coffee taste of chocolate caramel and coffee. Long on the palste
Iphonephan (2220) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brew pub. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt flavor with chocolate and coffee. Bitter finish. Nice stout.
AWISLguy (924) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Rayans shared with ck1. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is a nice grassy chocolate. Huge Alpha Klaus memory from this. Taste is of sweet chococaramel, grassy hops, and a bit of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Sweet and grassy/grainy. Not real deep, but tasty. A surprise, although Floyds always has such nice stuff - just had no expectations for this. One to have again says ck1. 15 also.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Ale Alpharetta. Pours black with frothy beige head. Nose was roast, earth and pine. Taste was big chocolate malts, roast, piney hops, coffee. Without knowing what this beer was I assumed it was a slightly faded black ipa as there was still a nice bitterness but the assertive hops had faded slightly. Overall quite nice but perhaps a tad thin (yet creamy) for a stout.
jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at cfobes tasting. I think brad brought this one. Coffee and chocolate. With a little roasty and pine. Pretty solid stuff. I know floyds stuff gets a bad rap sometimes but this is worth the hype.
sherm1016 (997) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, purchased at DLD 2013. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a big tan head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, piney, lightly roasty. Medium on the palate with big, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, coffee, nutty, some pine, some grassy hops, with a smooth, bitter coffee finish. Really blurs the line between hoppy stout and black IPA. Very nice.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle divided by five. I like the label, the best presented of Three Floydís recent offerings. Aroma is roasted coffee and a fried, oily soy sauce meatiness. Appearance is dark black-brown, but itís pretty liquidy and doesnít have the viscosity found in Three Floydís other stouts - appropriate given that this one isnít imperial. Taste is big on coffee and malted barley, as well as the meaty oil presence that has a salty note. Palate is medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Itís approachable, drinkable, and generally understated in light of who itís coming from. Overall, itís a good stout, but have it when youíre tastebuds are fresh because it has some cues that arenít domineering.
madvike (2380) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by cptnspeed1...thanks Brad! - Pours black with a thin foamy tan head. Citrusy nose, with light grassy hops, chocolatey with some light malt. Taste is sweet and roasty with an herbal/citrus hop mix. Lots of sweet chocolate and sweet malt. Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Really never came together for me.