Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. Sweetish aroma, touch of fudgey, sweet, Iíd say nutty but Iím not really getting that. Just kind of a sweet stout.
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-tan/lt brown-dk brown. A-roasty/chocolate-dk malt, some salty, earthy. T-follows. Rich, full body.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour is opaque dark brown with a beige bubbly head. Nose is clean roast, chocolate, molasses, and a hint of nuttiness (no seriously). Taste is very big, strong roasted barley and lots of rich chocolate fudge, again there is a roasted almond flavor towards the back of the palate and a hint of sweetness. Relatively thick viscous body but falls off a touch in the finish. The roast lingers. I was terrified but actually pretty decent.
Strykzone (6637) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received in a trade. This poured a very inviting black with a dark tan that soon dropped down a few shades. An aroma that had roasted notes and some chocolate. That was the flavor, too. Fortunately no testicles were tasted! Well, testicles or not this was pretty decent.
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 330ml @PBFVIII
Dark opaque color, small brown color. Sweet, toasted aroma. Some apple notes. Medium-bodied. Sweetish toasted stout. Chocolate. Not salty testicles found.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can split at the sausage party. Aroma is roast coffee, chocolate, and metal can. Pours black with a nice white film and good carbonation. Taste is roast coffee, some dirty grinds, and just a hint of iron. Roasty and delicious, not too much sweetness. Solid stout.
Cunningham (6906) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black color with a thick beige head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Coffee and licorice.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Mild chocolate, coffee and licorice.
Overall impression: Tasty nice stout.
Personal stats: Can from a trade with RobertDale
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to a trade! Pouurs black with a dark brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a lots of dark grains and roasted malts with a hint of umami backing. Flavor has strong roasted malts up front with a note of umami with a strong dark grain backing and a hint of bitterness.
BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Beer Advocateís ucsbmullet
Purchased: Received it on Oct. 10, 2013
Consumed: Oct. 18, 2013
Thanks to Nick for the chance to try this.
Poured an almost pitch black color with two fingers of almost reddish tan head that dissipated surprisingly quickly. Almost no lacing along the sides of the glass on the way down. Minimal retention on the top.
Smelled deep notes of tobacco, coffee beans, toffee, caramel, raisin, dates, roasted nuts and faint plum.
Tasted altogether a bit better than the smell. Got caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, Irish whiskey (I think), light coffee notes, nutty, dates and raisins.
Full body. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Long, warming finish. This just kept getting better. Alcohol was well hidden. Definitely the best part of the beer.
A very nice stout that just kept getting better as it went down. Iíd definitely have it again.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can as a generous extra. Thanks so much for this interesting piece. Pour has a super dark brown color with a ring of off white foam on the glass. Aroma has earthy sweetness that I just try to convince myself is not form the bull balls. Dark malt, chocolate, and salty dust. Not as bad as it sounds but boy is it a mental challenge to even take this in. Mouth feel is somewhat thin with lower side carbonation. Flavor has malts, fleshy salt, chocolate, and a lingering finish. Not much here outside of the novelty but it was great to open with a bunch of the guys and see the reactions when they learned what was in it. :)