hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thick fluffy brown head. Pitch black. Smells roasty and chocolatey. Light body with lots of roasty chocolate flavor.
tmoreau (2321) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared, cellared bomber, poured to flight samplers showing a black/brown hue, with a light layer of tan froth that reduced quickly to a ring & film, and left some streaks & spots of lacing. The nose was roasted, with baker’s chocolate, a touch of sweetness, and dusty pepper hints. Moderately bitter and medium+ bodied, the taste continued the aroma notes with mellow pepper, a touch of oily texture, and pleasant dryness to the finish. Most likely lost some of it’s original brightness & potency, but otherwise, remained quite tasty.
jmohno (1053) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black opaque,some tan head, some spotty lace.Vegetably pepper spice aroma with cocoa. Same in taste but with more cocoa,strong vegetably pepper taste, with cocoa and smooth light roast notes. Fairly sweet and chewy. Little bit of heat to balance the sweet but a bit on the sweet side. Not a bad thing, gives a rich taste to it.
HonkeyBra (3280) - 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 (1353) - 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 (4299) - 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 (1375) - 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 (1332) - 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 (6552) - 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 (589) - 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 (6027) - 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.