Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing a bottle during his 50th birthday bash. Pours jet black with a medium thick foamy tan head that dissipates slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, chocolate and resiny hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of GT. Thanks! Black pour with a khaki head. Herbal and piney hop aromas along with plenty of roasted malt, licorice, and dark chocolate. Some burnt sugar, caramel, and a hint of smoke. Bitter and hoppy flavor. Tons of pine and woody herbs. Roasted malt, char, licorice, and burnt sugar. Dark chocolate and some coffee, light malt sweetness.
Minderbinder (1860) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, bitter, some hop features. Palate: Medium-full body. Overall: Pretty good.
tom10101 (2847) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks Kevin! Black with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, citrus, hops and light chocolate. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with roasted malt, citrus, light pine, light chocolate and light to moderate bitterness. Medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry. Good Stout that is not far from being a good Black IPA.
zgaier (1400) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and so,e hoppy notes. Taste is of roasted malt with balancing hops along with chocolate notes leading to a slight bitter, roasty finish. Interesting stout, with nice hoppy, roasted flavors while very tasty and drinkable
jjgmd (1448) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark black color with no head. Nose is subtle coffee and actually hoppy ! An even mixture of malt and hops, not your typical stout. Very drinkable and complex. Finishes with some citrus notes and bitterly so. A very different stout . Quaff score 7 / 10
beerbaaron (1259) - Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost Black. Medium creamy, lasting beige head. Aroma is quite hoppy, some sweetness,light roastiness, some chocolate. Flavor follows but not nearly as bold. Medium to full body. Smooth, soft, and creamy. Long bitter finish. Quite hoppy. Agree its more of a black ipa than anything.
hamilton23 (608) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours black as night with a nice amount of tan sticky head. Aroma is campfire, some smoke and toasted malts. Taste is minimal coffee with a fair amount of smokiness. Decent beer.
DalzAle (1988) - 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 (1576) - 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.