phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from kbudd19- thanks again, Kevin! Pours a deep, pretty much opaque midnight color with a small beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Aroma of espresso, of course, with roasted malts, gritty earth, bark, and chalky chocolate. The flavor starts and finishes with espresso, with earth, roast, wet leaves- disappoints, but the finish is nice. Light-bodied, with no carbonation and a flat, thin, watered-down mouthfeel accented by roastiness. Maybe not a great bottle or maybe past its prime, because it seems like there’s something in there with potential. I guess I’ll just have to drive up to Whitehorse and try it fresh on tap.
flip_soeperman (768) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge coffee aroma, and a nice bitterness with some sweetness. Not overly sweet, also not very smooth, missing the creamy aspect of it. For the rest, maybe a bit too much coffee...
DomD (163) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Great aroma of coffee and chocolate. Pours black with minimal tan head. Medium bitter taste. Full bodied, creamy texture, with soft carbonation. Overall an excellent stout that does is just bitter enough, well balanced.
GenDV138 (3231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 bus tour. Brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of pepper skins and light chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate and caramel. Light body with a dry finish.
RobertDale (4199) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SRBG 2014. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is similar. Somewhat sweet. Very well made.
DrSilverworm (8353) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle tasted during RBSG. Black color. Thin ring of khaki head. Coffee, fudge in the nose. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate sweet, light bitter. Solid coffee stout.
deyholla (8028) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Kevin, thanks! Pours a clear amber brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of roasted malts and earthy dark grain with some earthiness. Flavor has musty dark grains and roasted malts with an earthy chocolate note.
anders37 (19148) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.
Homer321 (2631) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled along the RBSG 2014 bus tour, as in, on the actual bus. Some coffee in the aroma. Pitch black pour. Taste is slightly tart with an off-putting green coffee, almost vegetal thing going on.
Frank (3299) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is brown with a fiant brown, fine-bubbled head. It has a sort of vinous cardboard thing going on. It is slightly tart but still kind of flabby and wattery. There’s some decent malt character and coffee but this is just not really good at all.