brystmar (1074) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells a bit oxidized. Thin body; blackened malts and a bit roasty, yet doesn't grab me in any way. Little high in booze. Bad.
gerbewa (195) - - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stout had a six pack from home with Vince. Good stout but forgettable. What else can I say, notes of coffee, dark roast and toffee.
djroehler (289) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is almost completely opaque black with mocha head. Aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee, caramel. Taste is toasty roasted many, sweet caramel, chocolate and coffee, some milk sweetness, raisins and light licorice, some cinnamon. Slightly slick body.
NasalBasil (19) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a faint beige foam that tries to form a head, but fails. Aromas of malty espresso and sweet chocolate. Little to no carbonation, full bodied and delicious. Goes down very easy for such a high alcohol content.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a oily black brown with a tight creamy soapy tan head that fades to a thin soapy collar. Aroma has licorice figs/dark fruit and light soy sauce subtle chocolate. Taste is bitter, soy sauce dark fruit figs plums and raisin roasted malt. Palate is medium slick little sticky and warming with a dry finish.
Jimsal27 (150) - New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 Pours jet black with just a small tan head. Head fades quickly. Aromas of yeast and sweet molasses. Taste up front is sweet malt and molasses. Hints of chocolate and coffee on the back. Could use a touch more hops to balance sweetness. Medium body and just the right amount of carbonation. There are better stouts out there.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a dark brown head that disappeared quickly into some light lace around the edge. Smell was huge sweetened chocolate rounded off with dark molassas and currants with a pretty distinct alcohol punch. The taste was bittersweet chocolate, malt and candied fruit with some mildly discernable hops in the background. Lighter than medium body, with moderate fizzy carbonation.
Lognar (33) - - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(1/26/2013) A - pretty dark, not much head, just a tan ring around the glass.
S - Wow, a lot of that soy sauce umami like Stone RIS. Fairly sweet and a decent roastiness to it that conjures up some dark chocolate.
T - Pretty standard here. Small for an imperial stout. Roasted maltiness and a mild sweetness.
M - Thin to medium thin, but smooth and creamy like a milk stout.
O - Nothing special, but I really liked the brew. No frills, just a straight up and easy drinking stout. However, the nose on this is killer. It really set it apart for me. The sweet umami savoryness is just really pleasant. I would definitely drink this one on a regular basis.
JBPortland (402) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours black into tulip with good 1 finger mocha head that fades fast. Nose is boozy chocolate milk, mocha, latte. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, a little sticky. Taste is dark chocolate, bitter roasty coffee bean, almond. The alcohol is a little hot. Finish is warm bitter smoky mocha with a trailing sweetness. Well done.
AndyW68 (744) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma black cherry and malt. Taste does not live up to Aroma. Taste is black cherry and dark fruit.