Scipio (632) - 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 isn’t 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. I’ve noticed that the more I drink, the more I seem to enjoy it.
HonkeyBra (3073) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Rating from notes. Pours a very dark brown with a mild tan head. Aroma of chocolate, mild chile notes, some roast and cocoa sweetness. Flavor is mostly sweet chocolate with mild bitter dark chocolate notes and a twinge of spice and heat. Medium bodied, active carbonation. Somewhat creamy palate. Finishes fairly sweet.
Dfonorow (1065) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mash Tun Festival 2013. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of spiced chocolate, chili, must, and milk. Flavor is a milk stout body with a slightly spicy aftertaste. Nose is much bigger on this than the body. Milk chocolate, chili, tobacco, cocoa.
nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Pitch black body. Fading beige head. Chocolate heat tinged aroma. Nails it. Mild spicy heat, but grounded in smooth malt. Well done.
jjgmd (1196) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a dark black brown pour with a java head. Nose is sweet and peppery with chocolate espresso notes. Taste is deep cocoa with coffe and some subtle peppery spice. Finishes on some spicy cocoa notes with some moderate lingering. Nice ! Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1158) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head and chocolate coffee aroma. Taste is creamy and sweet, nice milk chocolate with coffee, roasted malt, and peppery spice that comes through into the finish, especially the longer it sits, with a smooth, chocolatly finish. Delicious stout
DuffMan (6079) - 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 (550) - 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 (4758) - 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 (2569) - 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 (4415) - 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 Aficionado’s. 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.