GenDV138 (3534) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Bottle date of July 8, 2015. Dark brownish black with half a finger of tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, caramel, roast, subtle licorice and oats. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, roast, hint of licorice. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
tom10101 (4018) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle (12 oz) at home. Bottled on July 8th 2015. Shared by Minderbinder, thanks!
>>> A well balanced sweet stout that is rather dry chocolate forward for the style. Tasty.
- Dark brown with a small with light brown head and little to no lacing.
- Well balanced aroma that includes cocoa powder, roasted malt and mild fruitiness.
- The taste isnít too sweet and thereís an interesting caramel malt backbone to support other flavors.
- A mild acidic presence that is well integrated and gives the beer a nice refreshing aspect.
- The finish is of dry chocolate, which is a bit weird for a sweet stout, but it fits nicely.
- The mouthfeel is a bit chalky.
Flavors: Chocolate, cocoa powder, mild fruitiness, caramel, chalky notes.
bookman10 (744) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, cola-brown/black with little by way of head. Aroma has some hints of chocolate and coffee, along with dark fruit. Flavor is dry, with coffee, chocolate, roasted grains, some leather, and kind of an "off" finish--hard to describe, but it isnít quite as smooth as Iíd expect, nor as sweet as some oatmeal stouts.
neepsntatties (1420) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by "hannont". Colour...ebony with a thin khaki head. Nose...very roasty and quite nutty, with hints of cooked oats and Bakerís chocolate. Palate...an interestingly zippy start to this beer, which is followed by toasted oak, bittersweet chocolate and a dry feel. The mid palate gets creamy and the finish is equally velvety.
Christpuncher (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong chocolate and roasted malt notes. Hint of oatmeal. Perfectly balanced. Really like this stout. Smells like chocolate and coffee. Pours black with almost no head. Had out of a 12 oz bottle at home
edgallow (2879) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate and very smooth.
demmbonz (672) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Thick and dark. Tan head. Chewy. Sweet. Chocolate. Roast. Very tasty stout.
johnnymusky (593) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Again a tasty ass beer...sweet delicious and yummy...not the usual anise finish...top 5 brewer...no doubt....
shrubber85 (9135) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cocoa powder, coffee, roasted oat malt, and dry grass aroma. Oil black with nice tan head. Sweet chocolate, coffee, oat malt, and lightly bitter herbal ash flavor. Good body. Very pleasant.
tfratzke (69) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark tan dissipating head. Jet brown in color. Taste is more chocolate, coffee with some smokiness. Nice oily mouth feel very smooth. Great.