musinj6 (415) - 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 (147) - 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 (965) - 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 (330) - - 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 (214) - 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 (444) - 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.
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours black with a thin tan head. Really roasty nose, ashy, a bit of piney hop presence, Same taste--lots of charcoal, dry dark roast, pine hops, bitter finish and a bit warming. Slick and fairly thick in the mouth.
Christpuncher (1396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong roasted coffee start with a bitter hoppy finish. Slightly smokey flavor. Smelks chocolately. Pours black in color with a tan head. Had at home
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone