troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Can] Opaque black colored pour with a large head of brown foam on top. Nose is of charred malts, anise and an earthy bitterness. Overall, the flavor is very acrid. Burnt malts, unsweetened chocolate, ash, charred wood, coffee grounds and light booze. Thin finish is more burnt tasting than anything else. I wasn’t a huge fan.
Bill Becker (430) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at Old Chicago.
Pours a black colour with a small off white head of foam.
Things got weird. ..I get no roasted malt, maybe a hint or 2 of chocolate, but the smell I get the most is a fruity tartness.
Tastes like it smells, complete with that fruity tartness.
I read a few reviews after drinking this limited Upslope brew and didn’t see a mention of any tartness. Doesn’t fit the style anyways. Infection?
Edit: yep, it is referred to so I guess this is what the brewer intended.
HIGHB4LL (713) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can from the Pour House in Montrose. Appearance: 2 fingers chocolate head, opaque, black color, good lacing. Aroma: chocolate, light grass, light roast. Palate: full body, average carbonation, bitter finish, oily texture. Taste: sweet malty chocolate and roast into fruity sweet and bitter grass. Fruit lingers. Overall, very unique, enjoyable, love the body and taste.
VoodooBock (2) - Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinking out of the can...
mild flavor is the best description I can think of. Not off putting but not exciting. Meh.
ajtrupp (292) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This jet black beer has coffee notes with dark cocoa bitterness. It might not be fair to rate this as I'm sick, but I'm not really digging this. Note to future self: feel free to order again, but proceed with caution.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
scooterbub (881) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can. Pours a dark black with a one inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, milk chocolate, smoke, dark fruit and some caramel. Similar aroma. Has a decent body with a mostly clean finish. Reminds me of Guinness, but with a more flavor. Very good and worth having again.
TheGB (524) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice lasting head. Nice aroma of malt and roasted barley. Nice roasty taste and a nice palate
Guerde (1192) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(can from Sparky, thanks!) Pours a jet black color with a large tan head that retains well. Aroma of stale coffee grounds, roasted malt, cocoa, and light smoke. Flavor holds a little bit of tartness in the mid which creates a berry-like effect followed by sour and bitter coffee before rounding out to a fairly even roasted malt finish. Mouthfeel is fairly full and smooth. Carbonation is moderate. Overall a solid foreign stout.
DesertDevil (561) - Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. can. Aroma of effervescent ginger, charred bark, well-browned biscuits, a semi-sweet brown malt, peanut butter, an earthy touch reminiscent of wet garden soil, some baker’s chocolate, and a very slight phenolic tone. Pours a clear medium black with an irregular tan head full of frogs’ eyes. The refined and balanced taste features a solid semi-sweet chocolate punch, a moderate roasty bitterness, a pleasant peanut butter nuttiness running through the background, a vague woody characteristic, and a cola and root-like bite. Well-carbed with a somewhat creamy texture and a sweet and dry finish. A fine example of the style.
Oakes (12849) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, light cocoa. Seems a strong, slightly alcoholic stout. Sweetish cocoa character. Fudgey. Touch of that going nowhere fruitiness of a lousy foreign stout. Misses the style mark by quite a bit, and isn’t all that interesting otherwise.