Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at RateBeer Best 2016. Pour is black with a minimal coffee-colored head. Aroma and flavor of toasted almonds, chocolate syrup, strong maple, vanilla extract, pancakes, and fudge. Finish is chocolate pancakes + booze.
haukur (1588) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 27, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black. STRONG mocha, espresso aroma, some slight hint of syrup, high amount of roast. Feels thick on the tongue, strong coffee presence, maybe the most coffee forward beer I have ever had. Super complex though and tasty, acidy and carb levels perfection. Awesome sutff.
RRistow12 (585) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from draft at Hunahpu Day 16. Pours black with dark brown head. Aroma is maple syrup, bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Taste is super thick and chewy on the mouth. Lot of maple syrup. Flavors also of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits. Awesome beer.
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boisebeerguy (168) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at rbwg. Wow this was great. Looked like motor oil. Tasted like thick coffee and chocolaty amazingness.
popery (1850) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Combining notes from bottle and draft pours. The beer is black with a small to medium light brown head. Pretty good retention for a big stout. The aroma is big and sweet and wonderful. Lots of coffee, chocolate and caramel with a big maple syrup and vanilla note. Coffee is mildly fruity with a nice gentle roast and stays in more of a supporting role than expected. All of that maple and vanilla makes it smell like some sort of delicious breakfast food dessert. Big fudgey chocolate Taste is sweet and provides more chocolate and coffee to balance out the maple, not that the aroma is unbalanced in a bad way. Nice, thick mouthfeel. Chewy stout goodness. I really, really like this beer.
Leighton (17210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at RateBeer Best 2016. Pours oily black with a creamy brown head. Lots of ashy roast in the aroma, some dark chocolate, cocoa. Big sweet flavour, which clashes somewhat with a hard ashy aspect. There is also a lot of espresso and scorched earth. Full bodied, oily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Bitter finish with more baking cocoa, scorched earth, strong roast. A very good beer overall.
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1/31/16] Draught sample at RateBeer Best festival in Santa Rosa. Black, motor oil-like, thick and viscous. Huge chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, cookies, maple, nuts. Sweet. Really thick, slight booziness. Wonderful.
Theydon_Bois (15549) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at RB Best ’16, 31/01/16.
Black toppped with a moderately appointed tan covering.
Nose is rich malt, chocolate, coffee grinds, light spice, tar.
Taste comprises chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit rinds, raisens, light spice, toffee fudge.
Full bodied, oliy feel, warming alcohol in the close.
Solid impy, well balanced, drinks below the ABV, good coffee hit.
joeneugs (5269) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at RateBeer Best 2016. It pours a dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma is extremely intense with coffee extract and mild hints of maple syrup. Very chocolaty as well. The flavor is equally intense with chocolate brownies, coffee and more mild hints of maple syrup that’s perceived more in the mouth feel than the flavor. Coffee roast and chocolate in the finish. The body is very thick and decadent. Pretty awesome stuff. Glad to have tried it.
DuchessOfIowa (154) - Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Deep molasses, coffee, and chcolate notes. Palate is very, very sweet. Has a nice dark mahogony hue with a thin vanilla/tan head. It’s a very good beer, dense with flavors.