Darkmagus82 (2197) - - FEB 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer served a pitch black color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading to leave some rings of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a roasted malt smell along with hints of chocolate and a little bit of caramel and molasses. Along with these aromas comes notes of vanilla and a little bit of crème.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice roasty base that has a light level of caramel and milk chocolate sweetness. Along with these flavors are notes of vanilla, which grow stronger in nature, along with a little bit of more earthy hop taste. The sweetness grows stronger in nature as the taste advances and is joined by some other darker flavors of coffee and a little bit of molasses. With some light woody tastes and a hint of herbal hop coming at the end, one is left with a lightly sweetened and chewy, but easy and flavorful dark flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is average. I would have liked a little lower carbonation for the dark flavors of the brew, but overall it was pretty decent due to its nice moderately dry character.
Overall – This was a rather enjoyable foreign extra stout. The abv. of 6.9 is very hidden rather well. It is a little sweeter then what I am accustomed to for the style, but very enjoyable and flavorful none the less.
travita (4750) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. The look is dark, brown to black in color, tan head. The smell is chocolate, malt, slight roast, slight sweetness, and ok. The taste is a slight vinegar, acidic, malt, charchol, heavy acrid taste.
jkwalking05 (4530) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Black in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate, an roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malts, light vinegar, coffee, an light ash.
BuckeyeBoy (5174) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can pours out dark brown almost black topped with a nice tan head. Nose is coffee cocoa roast malts some black licorice and a little smoke. Taste is more of the roast malts sweetness chocolate and coffee.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Cottonwood in Houston. Super dark pour with a beige head. Roasty and sweet. Delivers more on appearance and smell than taste and palate. But decent.
SHIG (4380) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: Poured a black sludge with two finger tan head. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is sweet silky with nice mixture of malts and chocolate, but has a roast balance.
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Oscbert (1214) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malty aroma, licorice root, milk chocolate, berry.
Pours black with small creamy brown head
Sweet malt with a slight raspberry like sourness, caramel, milk chocolate
Medium bodied with medium high CO2, lingering sweet sour finish.
Enjoyable FES. I prefer the fruity side to the FES opposed to roasty ones. Interesting. Makes me want to continue drinking it. Like the sour touch
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HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Roasty, cocoa, subtle dark fruits.
A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head.
T- Roasty, dry, bitter, cocoa.
P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, dry finish.
O- Naturally, I hate the visible yeast. Beyond that, I’ve heard a lot of negativity surrounding Upslope, don’t know a lot about it but this beer certainly wasn’t positive. Yes, I had it on the last day before the "best by" date (which I have never really seen on a stout before) but it lacked a lot of dimension other than having a lot of dry bitter cocoa and roasty.
markducommun (821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep opaque black brown with a minimal tan head. Coffee and dark chocolate, molasses, some light licorice notes. Quite bitter, some sweetness. Heavy body, carbonated, long oily finish. Quite good.
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can, rich brown color with short lived foam, roasty malt nose, flavor is sweet licorice, roast, lively carb finish