corby112 (2679) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger dark beige head. Great retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap/ring. Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Roasted malt aroma with hints of dark chocolate, coffee and oatmeal countered by sweeter notes of toffee, light chocolate and caramel. Subtle lactic presence with faint smoke and honey/agave character.
Fuller end of medium bodied with earhy hops complimenting the deeply roasted dark malt notes. Gourmet coffee roast with oatmeal and burnt toast flavor adds a nice roasted element but it never becomes acrid or overly dry. Piny, earthy hops detectable as well along with dark chocolate, fudge, baker’s chocolate and other desert like notes. Slightly smokey with lactic creaminess smoothing things out. Well balanced and really easy to drink. Plenty of coffee flavor but is never overly roasted, acrid or one dimensional.
Cybercat (4270) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours rich, warm sable with a thick and frothy tan head. Aroma fills the nose with quality roast coffee, toasted malt, molasses, and subtle honey and woody notes. I could inhale this all day! Flavor does not disappoint - toasted malt, quality roast coffee, chocolate, oak and honey notes dance across the tongue. Mouthfeel has firm body and fairly good fizz, leaving a finish that has coffee, roast malt and woody tones. Danged near perfect, as far as i am concerned - probably would keep you up all night if not for the alcohol.
jtclockwork (11782) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla, flaked oats, roast chocolate, lactose, honey - Medium body
Ferris (8929) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Dark chocolate and nice light spice. Deep brown with no head. Dark chocolate, light bitterness and a great Roasty finish. Really nice.
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Lightly woody dark chocolate, cream and strong coffee malt aroma - spectacular. Black with minimal head. Sweet chocolate,creamy coffee malt, and moderately bitter herbal wood ash flavor. A great beer.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose and taste are super duper coffee, awesome stout
emacgee (4450) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black pour with some faint light showing on the edges. A little shake on the pour gives rise to one finger of mocha tan head. Aroma is dominated by coffee, big time. Roasty with some dark fruit skins and a creamy dessert-ish note on the end. Some toasted coconut as well. Medium full bodied with a big showing of coffee. Some dark fruit and burnt sugar on the back of the mouth with a touch of alcohol. Molasses.
Patrickctenchi (5204) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a dark brown ring.
Rich, dark, roast coffee bean aroma.
Flavour is equally rich, deep, roast coffee malt, bitter chocolate, licorice.
Alcohol is noticeable, but mild and nicely balanced.
jrob21 (3046) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decently rich porter with an added coffee element. Honey comes through a little in the aroma with some floral notes. Creamy texture and big body. Nice straight up porter.
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dandelion Market in Charlotte. Pours a black color with off white head. Coffee, roasty, slight burnt ashy aromas. Coffee, chocolate, roasty, alcohol flavors. Thick, goopy mouthfeel. Alcohol very present in flavor. Very solid.