anthony850 (283) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very bitter don't like it
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ARH (558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, poured into a snifter. Sweet and dark aromas of berries are prevalent with supporting notes of caramel syrup, cream, baked milk chocolate, some spice, a slight burnt note, a slight wood note, and caramel. It’s an opaque, dark motor oil brown with a soft, soapy head. A thick ring is retains with an island and ok lace is left behind. The full bodied beer is a well balanced, medium high sweet and bitter. It’s thick,waxy and sticky with a gritty carbonation. The flavors are chocolate covered with undertones of berries and bitter citrus with a mellow alcohol warmth and roasted finish. There’s some milky caramel notes in there that come through later in the drink with a dry clove / chalky feel. The bitterness lingers a bit and the aftertaste is smokey, ashy, and chalky with chocolate flavoring.
musinj6 (414) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black with off white head. Heavy lacing with one finger head. Very roasty. Black coffee aroma. Moderately bitter. Dry . Soft carbonation. Full bodied. Long bitter and roasty finish . Solid stout.
ibrubeer (145) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Bocktown, PIT. Nice roasty aroma, maybe a little too hoppy. Jet black color, with nice tight bubbles in a thin beige head. Flavor is more like a black IPA, than IS. Full bodied. Overall a good beer, but not really for an IS.
goodmedicine (3) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 19, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
like other commenters suggested, this read more like an imperial black ipa to me. extremely dark and oily with a light beige head. first taste of coffee and caramel followed by a heavy hop bitterness that reminds be of a good double ipa. malty throughout. don’t drink stouts much but this is yummy!
voncrease (38) - - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Tilley’s Bar Newcastle upon Tyne. Flavoursome, rich, dark stout, smooth texture, bitter after taste.
SimplySike (961) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with light brown head.
Aroma piny hop, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, wood, caramel, toffee.
Taste hoppy coffee bitter, caramel chocolate complex sweets.
Mouthfeel oily, bit dry.
BrewTom (324) - - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel smell, coffee taste, dark as a moonless night looks, oil slick mouthfeel. Like liquid burnt toffee flowing down the throat.
Rated by BrewTom
furthur (211) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, black body, walnut colored head, good lacing. Aroma of whiskey, raisin, molasses, dark malt. Taste is bitter malt/citrus rind, hops sprucy resin. Palate is smooth, not super rich, carbonation subdued. This is more of an imperial black IPA.
Mjp12 (424) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, is it stout , a black IPA , or something completely new? Biscuit malts mingle with old hops on the aroma. A luxurious mouthfeel, and the warmth of its abv give a supreme winter beer.