b3shine (7412) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint (thanks Kerry). Looks good; a lightly translucent dark brownish cola with foamy beige head that slowly but steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt and chocolate alongside mild notes of roast and a touch of sweetness. Tastes like it smells, but not as robust, with a medium-light to medium-bodied mouthfeel that’s on the drier side for not being a dry stout. Solid and sessionable.
lownote (429) - USA - DEC 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted chocolate malt aroma. Pours black with a tan head. Opaque. Mostly roast flavors. Some sweet, but it’s not overwhelming or complex Has a light acid background flavor. Thin bodied.
skmikeg (1548) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with brown edges, with a one finger tan head which quickly fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, sweet malts, caramel, molasses, and some light burnt notes. Taste is similar to the aroma minus the burnt notes and with some added light fruitiness. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a decently tasty, easy drinking stout that is pretty sessionable for the style
Dacrza (739) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: November 12, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Guinness pint... OCCASION: a rainy night looking forward to Friday... APPEARANCE: dark black body, as expected; brow, fraying head settles thickly, exhibiting creaminess and consistency... AROMA: chocolate and coffee immediately, as promised; some nuttiness in the malts, but the sweetness and toasted promise is clear and present--a pleasure to inhale... PALATE: creamy early, somewhat smooth in its middle, and lingering in its warmth late... a bit heavy and flat at the finish as well... TASTE: a silky sweetness begins the profile, and its toastiness is palpable but dry; peaty notes make for a rounded, relaxed flavor overall... OVERALL: a stout with little to complain about...actually, flip that--a stout with a lot going for it, and prop to Yards for getting it right...phenolic fragrance detracts slightly from the experience but overall, a solid styling...
anders37 (20895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
MarkSachon (834) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle at The Park House in Pittsburgh. Nice and dark with very tasty coffee and roasted grain flavors. The flavor stays on with you for the whole glass.
SteveOrz85 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle served in tulip. Creamy off white head dissapears completly leaving almost no lacing. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts with hints of vanilla and chocolate. Smooth finish. Medium bodied beer with light carbonation. Overall good easy drinking flavorful stout for a reasonable price.
DiarmaidBHK (3953) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Towne Tavern. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing in the glass. Nice roasted malt notes on the nose. Solid chocolate malt notes on the tongue with enough bitterness on the tongue to keep things interesting without being oppressive. Good example of style.
tzbel013 (6) - Shelbyville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Served from nitro tap in a tulip glass. Had thick light brown head with characteristic wait for it to settle. Malty sweet aroma, but first taste was exceptional. Exactly as described with the super smooth palate, creamy sweet with the bite of dark chocolate and coffee malts. Light on the hops but overall tops in my book.
scarletfire65 (1242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Washington St. Ale House in Wilmington. Thin creamy head. Medium bodied. Smooth and creamy palate. The flavor profile is kind of one dimensional, showcasing deeply roasted malts. No chocolate or coffee noted. Ashy, dry finish. Pretty straightforward. Medium bodied.