PhillyCraft (5736) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Split with Sean. Pours sinful black, with massive and beautiful tiny bubble coffee colored head. Aromas and flavor of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, roasted grains, tobacco, earthy yeast, cherries and other dark fruit, light vanilla and some nice hoppy notes. Medium body.
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy SantosLHalper. Pours black with brown, rimming fizzy head. Tobacco and figs, chocolate covered raisins and cherry. Tobacco and chocolate, gamey venison, cherry, dry roast. Mldly astringent.
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Jon. Pours black with fizzy brown head. Carbony sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor is a dark burnt bitter and tobacco. Surprisingly light and refreshing body. Finishes dry. Very tasty.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Mineraly, effervescent, a bit of roasted malt. More minerals on the palate, can't really taste the escargot shells. Reminds me of an oyster stout -- but better than all of those. Not a style I love, pretty decent though.
jmm635 (991) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black and inky with a thin, quickly dissipating head. Aromas I roasted malts and sour milk. Something about this beer is just a bit off. I’m guessing the snails.
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tired Hands. Earthy roasted aroma with light alcohol, beef bbq, and chocolate. Herbs. Dark brown opaque with thin head. Medium-heavy body light carbonation. Rich earthy, chocolatey, beefy. Roasted with Twizzlers and light bitter tangy finish. Neutral fruity character, rich and sublime with nice after.
jkwood04 (5280) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours very dark brown with a lacy head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light chocolate, earthy tones, and some floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A decent stout.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow - super unique and interesting! Pours unclear dark coffee in color with a cinnamon beige head. The aroma is sweet and earthy, quite potent but enjoyed. The flavor brings the brine, more prevalent than any other brew with shells I have had. There are sweet malts as well on a decent body.
egajdzis (6100) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown / black with a medium sized tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, come chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits and a bit of alcohol. Taste of roast, cocoa, coffee, minerals, light salt, and a dry finis.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Tired Hands. Amazing pour. Perfect deep black
pour with reddish, thicker mocha near nitro foam with mega retention and
complete sheety lace. Nose is sharper coffee porter. Opens up as it
warms and gains beautiful savory complexities- woods, campfire,
wildflowers, some black cherry chocolate souffle. Taste is very
bitter, small alcohol sweetness, bitter tar and charcoal pencil, black
crayon waxiness. Ends with sharper acid and massive tree bark, earthy, rindy bitterness. Interesting. Could pass for porter since it’s not overly thick or dense. Very bitter thick dark chocolate is forefront. Agree with the style switch from Imperial Stout to normal Stout.