vogt5059 (30) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is boozy and oaky. Appearance is black with no head. Low carbonation. Taste is oaky, roasty, some alcohol heat, and finishes with heat and a little roasty smoke. Very little hop presence in either bitterness or aroma.
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JaBier (4983) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids. Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Nose consists of sweet malt, fig, maple and dark fruit. Malt and smoke flavor with some dark fruit before a boozy finish.
kkuipes20 (2) - dorr, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has the aroma of vanilla and oak, the appearance is jet black with no head. The taste is complex with strong vanilla notes up front and a toasty slightly sweet aftertaste that could come frome the maple syrup that is used in brewing this beer. Overall is a good stout but could be more carbonated but has a good overall taste.