joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pitch black with tan head. flavor is of roasted and caramal malts with a slight hop character at the end. not much alcohol character. a very flavorful stout very nice
harrymel (419) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by 10DEC15 - reviewed 19NOV12 (about two years old?)
Black, light tan foam. Spots of lace. Smells of malts, oats, coffee, toasted barley and some char. Tastes like a middle of the road RIS - bitter with malt and toasted flavors with some burnt cracker. Thick body with a dry finish. Carb is tight and sharp. Fine beer for a hardcore night - tend to like my beers a bit smoother these days.
Best by: 12/10/15 - Reviewed 24FEB11 - 3.5/4/4/3/3.5-3.78
A: Pours a deep brown with limited translucency which illustrates at the edges only with tilt. Single finger, dark latte head dissipates quickly and retains a thin sheet of the same. Lacing is limited.
S: Very resinous hop nose cloaks the chocolate malts, coffee, and lightly sweet backbone. This combo allows and convinces me the beer is both ready to be consumed now, or can stand the test of time in the cellar.
T: Again, the hops are immediate in this as they were in the nose. Almost a thickened ABA. Great coffee, cocoa, black charred malts again in the backbone.
M: thicky, sticky, tacky, lip-smacky. Resonates with heavy body and moderate carbonation. Maybe a hare more spritely than I would prefer in the style, but nonetheless, above average.
D: Very good beer, I venture to say I would enjoy it even more with a year or two on it. Good beer, wish it was a little less intense on the hops up front.
Serving type: bottle
graham_murphy (154) - - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love the big bitter citrus taste from the hops. Solid taste from the roasted malts too without too much chocolate or coffee. A very strong stout.
devman171 (502) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery, black pour with low head. Aroma is huge roast and chocolate, taste is similar with a big bitter finish.
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not a huge fan of hoppy stouts but the flavors work well,light grapefruity character and roasted malt chocolate coffee. Biggest gripe is with the thin mouthfeel that seems inappropriate.
VastActiv (1570) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.335l at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 24112011. Colour is black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Nice and warm.
ryanscourt (456) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong hop aroma, initially presents like a dipa. However, chocolate and expresso flavors finishes out the palate. Very much an America representation of a stout.
DocJitsu (586) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a tan-mocha, smooth head. Gorgeous beer. Not much going on with the nose. Some nuttiness, but faint. Coating mouthfeel. A bit of a freezer burn flavor. Nutty, some coffee, but pretty lacking, given the style.
Scrapersnbeer (1246) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big aroma of burnt chocolate, strong coffee and ashy hops. More or less solid black. Strong, unsweetened chocolate taste. Pronounced bitterness, noticeable fortitude. Thick body, stops short of the sludge factory however. Certainly a hop forward stout.
Zer0 (784) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a great looking brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and some caramel. Moderate to heavy bitter and moderate sweetness. Medium body with soft carbonation. Expected a thicker texture.
trapped (451) - TURKEY - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drought. Black brown with creamy tan head, slightly burnt aroma, low carbonation, bitter roasted malt taste with undertones of sour cherry, long bitter finish. High alcohol content nicely masked but a bit too bitter