kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) black with tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor of roast malt, coffee, hint of hops in the finish.
Strykzone (5391) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle bought in Indianapolis. An almost black pour that has a tan head. An aroma that is full of roasted notes and espresso. The flavor brings coffee and sourness. Citrus hops, black licorice, and oats. Bitterness comes late. This is below average because of the sourness.
maxwelldeux (4138) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose has some nice smoking to it, and almost reminds you of a good steak. There is a bit of roasting in there, in both nose and taste. This is very drinkable, though not in the expected way.
cheap (4487) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wasn’t expecting much from this but overall its pretty good! From the start, poured from a bottle, it has a very attractive smell like a marshmello that caught on fire in a campfire, nifty. Pur is a nice as any stout, big black and a handsome brownish head. Tase uis smooth and friendly, very good. I was expecting an impy stout wannah be but this is well reserved and civilized. Yes, quite interesting an fun. Overall nice beer drinking experience. Pleasantly surprised!
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Champane’s, less than six months old. A serviceable stout. Initially a little musty aroma. Black with virtually no head remaining. A little chalk, roast, chocolate malt. Decent drinkability. Undercarbonated and a bit above average mouthfeel.
matthewjk (966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
First try from Triton - Hmmm... not the best in the business here. Lots of toffee and caramel on the nose; oily and wincing on the tongue. Not something I want to encounter in battle again.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 4/8/13. Pours opaque brown-black with a very thin brown head. Aroma is bread, chocolate, vanilla, fruit, molasses, sweetness (toffee?), hint of coffee. Taste is creamy, chocolate, fruit (berries, grapes), hint of alcohol, roasty; finish is slightly bitter, light coffee flavor. Well-balanced. Some lacing. Creamy, medium-full bodied mouth feel. Medium-low carbonation. Nice, drinkable, acceptable. At the 5.5 ABV, it’s almost sessionable. Wouldn’t write home about it, but I’d order a couple in a bar.
DrSilverworm (8185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, shared. Thanks to radarsock. Very dark brown, but still clear color, around the edges. Good, thin lighter brown head, little lace. Impressive nose - big roasty malt and dark fruit. Nice big flavor, good dark chocolate and roast malts. Light coffee in the finish. Flavor like a 7% stout. Medium body. Kind of creamy, good crisp carbonation. Nice big bitterness. Very solid stout.
b3shine (6405) - Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a fairly opaque black with thin beige lacing. Smells solid too; roasty and malty. Tastes like it smells with a nice, dry mouthfeel. Solid beer.
jhp40219 (355) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Pours black with a one finger tan head that fades into a ring of bubbles and leaves a decent amount of lacing. Mouth watering aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Bitter hops and roasted malts dominate the taste. The hop bitterness is surprising. Did not expect that at all from the nose. Slight hint of toffee after it warms on the tongue. Long finish of even more bitter hops and raosty matls. Full bodied but a little on the thin side for a stout, sticky and creamy texture, average carbonation. Interesting stout in that the hops come through so strong, almost to the point of tasting like a Black IPA. Not a bad thing by any means and a nice change of pace from the average stouts. Overall a very enjoyable stout that I’d go so far as to call crisp tasting. Something I don’t think I have ever said about a stout before.