ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle into a tulip. From notes.
A: Pours a dark ruby color. The head is a three finger khaki shade with layered foam thickness. Layered foam thickness, folks! Thatís worth bonus points by itself.
S: The aroma is straightforward; dry, powdery chocolate is backed by a touch of vanilla. Maybe hints of cream pop up here and there.
T: Chocolate makes itself known immediately, before transitioning to caramel and vanilla in the middle. Some chocolate flavors return in the finish, backed by a subtle mineral note. This one does a great job of striking a balance between being easy drinking and being dessert-like.
M: I think the body could be a little thicker, and a little creamier as well. The finish is mostly dry, however a touch of chocolate sweetness continues to linger. Despite my complaints about the lack of decadence, this is unbelievably quaffable.
O: Itís not the most complex stout by any stretch. However, the way it delicately balances drinkability with a rich chocolate flavor just impresses the hell out of me. I could easily crush a 750 of this and not grow tired of it.
agtorange8 (5) - - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite beers. Incredibly tastey stout...........................,,,,,,,,, ....................
bigguns22 (525) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color large lingering tan head. Aroma is soft with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Itís nice to have a stout that is this good every now and then thats not 10% abv. Good flavors chocolate and vanilla leading the way and a hint of sour in the finsh. A little bit thin texture but over all very good year round drinker.
DrinkinWell (59) - - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, and caramel notes. Hints of cocoa powder. Not bad.
Jesterdeal (1465) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with my bro round the campfire with símores. Aroma is milk chocolate, vanilla, and a dirty cocoa malt. Pours black with a fizzy white head (a little offputting). Taste is briny and roasty accented with semi-sweet chocolate and a vanilla finish. Neat attempt but the sweet vanilla cocoa is not complementing the bitter oyster roast.
nimbleprop (3845) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle pours a watery, translucent, mahogany brown with some fast fading white head. Nose of dried cocoa powder, malt, a little rootbeer, dust. Flavors of dried chocolate, earthy, a distinct minerality, malt, toast. Odd, chalky finish. Not good.
Jasond612 (164) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/16/13. Bottle from CBO $10.99. Shared with Dan.
Big bottle of disappointment.
750ml of disappointment.
Aroma is artificial chocolate. almost no carbonation. No aftertaste. Swallow and it's gone. Flavor like the smell is bleh. I bought it to trade it but kept it like a dope and traded the nesh Leon
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BillWyce (615) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: Poured opaque black with a 3-finger tan head. Aroma is chocolatey with a touch of yeast. A note of vanilla appears as it warms. Medium thick with a slightly oily feel. Flavor has notes of chocolate and vanilla, with the chocolate becoming more pronounced in the finish.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black, with an off white head. Chocolate, vanilla, roasty, and some earth.
kramer (4344) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a flat black body, completely opaque, with a nice frothy and creamy tight bubbled light brown head that had excellent retention. The nose is rich and chocolatey with a great roasted malt character that doesnít smell burnt at all. Itís slightly sweet smelling with such a nice chocolate character that it smells like dessert in a glass. Smells a bit like thereís a slight note of smoke in here, but I doubt that itís smoked malt. The flavor is a pretty decent mix of slightly sweet chocolate and dry roasted malt. It seems a bit thin and lacking in body though, making it taste a little watery. I do like that itís not overly sweet though, it tastes like cocoa nibs, and not milk chocolate. Finishes with a more roasty character and little brine like salty note. Lighter bodied with soft minimal carbonation. Not a bad beer, but I think if it had a bit more body, that would help.