Scipio (600) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is is somewhat subdued, although it is good. Chocolate and cocoa are what I get most, along with toffee, some vanilla, and I guess some slight spiciness. The taste is rich chocolate, a healthy amount of peppery zest, cocoa, a little bit of coffee and still hints of vanilla. This one is kind of sweet, but it isnít over the top, just enough. Medium bodied, a creamy, slick texture, with carbonation being on the softer side. Chocolate, cocoa and lesser pepper aftertaste lasts a long time. I like this one. Iíve noticed that the more I drink, the more I seem to enjoy it.
DuffMan (5828) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with my wife and in laws. Silky super dark brown pour with a finely bubbled brown head. Aroma is fudgy chocolate with vegetal undertones. Sweet chocolate liqueur and dark coffee flavour, quite rich, with a peppery vegetal finish. Light lingering prickly heat at the back of the throat. Unanimously voted a winner-- great stuff!
Dodgrblu (473) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, slight pepper on the nose, some coffee. Slightly muted overall.
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DrSilverworm (4109) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, shared. Black color. Thin brown head. Few ropes of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice combo of cocoa and spice. Light heat on the finish, balanced nicely with the cocoa nib sweetness. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Solid, interesting stuff.
JStax (2413) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a dark brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has spicy peppers and a touch of chocolate. Tastes a little spicy and vegetal. Too much pepper presence for my liking, but interesting nonetheless.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Aficionadoís. Darkest brown to black pour with a huge tan head. Nose consists of chocolate, caramel, some roast and a bit of chile pepper. Chocolate and chile flavor with a lightly roasted finish.
NikkTwist (1257) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Tulip. Pitch black pour with a tan head. Lace. Not much aroma but deep flavors. Sweet smokey black. Cola. Liquorice. Cigars. Leather. Raisins. Prunes. Deep and rich.
madvike (2408) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours black with a tan ring of head. Nose is sweet and milky with some pepper heat. Taste is standard stout with a bit of pepper heat and cinnamon. Very little burn--Iíd actually like a little more pepper. Smooth and well-carbonated. Tasty.
bil4l (5) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A delicious, balanced Stout. The cocoa and spice is pretty subdued, but evened out perfectly by the hops. Nothing overpowering. A nice, solid, drinking stout.
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Patrickctenchi (2516) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a quick, dark brown head.
Cocoa/chocolate malt aroma.
Taste is moderately sweet chocolate,
slight chile spice.
Not too much of any of itís parts....nice balance...
A well done stout.
maxwelldeux (2724) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose has a little bit of spice to it in addition to the cocoa - I get a little cinnamon in addition to the roasting and the chocolate in there. Taste is a little sweet with the cocoa coming through. Nice little drink.