3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask pint at Zeno’s Real Ale Fest. Thin tan head on a cola colored dark brown body. Thin coffee and burnt/char aromas, with heavy notes of old, soggy coffee in the nose. Texture is very weak and thin by cask beer standards, with heavily astringent coffee and chocolate and char, with more of that old, stale coffee ground note. Finishes thin, weak and wet. This is really a terrible beer to offer on cask, and it didn’t sit well in my stomach at all.
shrubber85 (8306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Chocolate barley malt aroma. Very dark chestnut with moderate head. Chocolate-coffee malt flavor with a light hay hops flavor. Very nice.
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capone’s. Dark blackish brown pour with minimal off-white head. Aroma of roast dark malt, some chocolate syrup. Medium palate heft, with a rather disappointing flavor profile, containing notes of roast malt, some chocolate, and an overall dryness throughout.
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught 15 cl as part of a 6 beer flight at the Lagerhaus brewpub in Palm Harbor, FL, on January 20, 2014.
Clear dark brown to black color, teal to tan head. Sweet, malty, light roasted, grainy taste. Malty, grainy aftertaste. Fizzy a bit thin mouthfeel. Sweet, malty, grainy scent.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro tap. Pours with a near black body with a nice looking creamy to milky, tan nitro head. Aromas are bready, smokey, roasty with hints of coffee. Light floral hops. Flavors are watery, tobacco, nuts, tea, coffee grounds and leather. Somewhat more assertive mouthfeel than some nitro taps but still feels a bit watery.
DrSilverworm (7778) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at Twenty Tap. Black color. Thin khaki head, with good retention. Thicker lace. Good milk chocolate, lightly roasty, lightly dark fruity nose... Classic, clean irish stout aroma. Maybe a bit more earthy hop bitterness, than say, a Guinness. I like it, though. Lighter body. Smooth, kind of creamy, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. A solid dry irish stout. I let robotopera have the last 1/3 of my taster. He called it "overwhelmingly mild. Like there’s nothing there; like it’s cut." I guess he’s not used to dry irish stouts.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger’s Victory event. Pours a deep mahogany black with a large beige head. Roast, toast, chocolate and toasted marshmallows. Medium bodied, lots of chocolate and a bit sweet. Caramel and vanilla, nice sweetness. Smooth, chocolate, caramel, roast and coffee on the finish.
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Nitro. Blackish beer with a dark cream colored nitro head. Light malt aroma. Light malt and light grain flavor. lighter bodied. Light malt and light cocoa lingers.
sebletitje (7120) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Trappeze, Athens GA
Pours dark brown with thick mocha like nitro head
Aroma was rather weak and watery with some malts for a charcoal nose.
Taste, light, some roasted malts and thin touch of coffee with undertones of mocha with a lactose like palate.
Overall mouthfeel was fluffy and silky/creamy with good nitro presence. Victory’s version of Guinness? dry finish, simple, light, too watery for my taste but very drinkable.
marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro tap at Boneshakers, Rocklin. Pours black with a pretty beige head and a smoked cocoa aroma. There is a medium-bodied treacle flavor, very creamy, with a dry burnt finish.