AdamJackson (2105) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light black. Nice head. Pine cone on the nose. Espresso and grapefruit. This is a black IPA. Not a stout
tdmuel (250) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a dark black with a little bit of red around the edges, and a light mocha head. Lots of toasted malt on the nose, roasted coffee, some light floral hoppy notes coming through and some milk chocolate. More dark coffee comes through on the taste, there’s a nice hop bite to it as well, some nice toasty malt, and hints of chocolate. Well rounded, medium bodied. Quite tasty.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black oour with minimal tan head. Dark, malty with hop, and some soy sauce. Taste is lighlty roasty and smooth with some chocolate. Easy drinking.
TheEpeeist (3185) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thick tan cap. Nose is grass, pine and coffee grounds. Holy crap! First sip is creamy then it smacks you with a bitter, zesty tang, almost like a seltzer. Veins of syrupy sweetness add to an already impressive mouth trip. Taste a similar explosion of pine, kiwi and coffee mellowing into mocha and plum. Lingering spicy finish. Kick ass stout.
allfreej (550) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with a fine tan head. Lots of lacing left on the snifter.
Aroma is grassy hops, a hint of roasty malt. A little floral as the beer warms up.
Flavor is roasty malt sweetness balanced by a nicely bitter hop finish. A little bit of grassy floral hop flavor in the finish. Some lemony notes.
Mouthfeel is a little thin, medium carbonation. Slightly astringent finish.
Very enjoyable. Not what I would call world class. The thin mouthfeel detracted from the overall quality of the beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Three Floyds, Black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and almost roasted coconut. Taste is chocolate malt and piney dry hop finish
Tortman18 (175) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a very dark brown, almost pitch black with a finger of effervescent, chocolatey head that dissipates quickly. A HUGE amount of lacing. Aroma is chocolate, alcohol, caramel, roasted malt, coffee and a very well hidden hop presence. Delicious. The alcohol is present, but perfectly balanced with everything else. Mouth is very boozy up front with coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Citrus hops definitely come into play here. Absolutely delicious. Three Floyds has definitely upped the ante with this brew.
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with big, creamy, foamy, brown head, good legs / Unusual, herbaceous nose of weed, dandelion, pine, roast barley, baking spice, bread / Medium to full body, smooth & creamy, mostly dry with some astringency, good fruit but could be fuller, with bitter finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, unsweetened chocolate, roast grain, pine, weed, with notes of caramel, date / A little over roasted and hopped, such that the body fruit doesn’t quite hold up, but still a fine stout.
kmbrewmaster (6) - - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great balance, smooth taste, burnt flavor. Touch of hops, but not overpowering. My wife likes it.
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with a medium, creamy looking tan head. The aroma is unusual. It contains coffee, caramel, and some chocolate. Additonally, there is lots of citrus notes of grapefruit and orange. Taste continues along the odd first impressions. There is plenty of chocolate, licorice, and some coffee, along with grapefruit and pine as well. Aftertaste is chocolate, licorice, and some big pine flavors. It lasts a long time. Although it isn’t the strongest, the alcohol content makes itself readily known. Medium bodied, with a chewy texture, with some surprisingly lively carbonation. What a strange beer. It might be mistaken for a black IPA actually with the different things going on in here. But the only thing that matters is that its really good. Get this if you find it.