jrodooo5 (1718) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - OCT 16, 2017 3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rating #61 for this brew. $3.99 12oz. [A] Figgy licorice. Slightly smoky, charred, peppery chocolate aroma. Vanilla, coffee, and dark fruit. Astringent booze. Interesting. [A] Pours an attractive looking, thick and stouty brown, sitting black in snifter, ruby around edges. Gorgeous brown cap that immediately recedes to nothing. [F] Upfront and mid is more IPA/Black ale. Coffee/foreign stout flavors with hops. Pepper, fig and chocolatey coffee don’t exactly thrill the palate on finish. Raisins and botanicals. It is quite an odd mix. Something I don’t like here. Cloying, lingering finish isn’t really hoppy bitter, nor enjoyable. Peppery. I will admit complexity. But that’s like saying "I swallowed chewed bubblegum and whole peanuts. See if you can find them in my poop." [P] This ale and its characteristics don’t make for a drinkable brew in my book. 12 ounces is enough tonight. Kind of in-between liking it and hating it. Hops are decent. Mouth is slightly boozy. Light carbonation. Medium feel. Still not enjoying pepper or dark fruitiness together. [O] Never had a Firestone. Never had a 21st Amendment. I hear great things. But as for this Stone collabo. No. Not tonight. Maybe another time. But not tonight. I don’t think this brew was exceptional at all. Read Brynildson’s story on the back of the bottle. He was probably shxtfaced when they got together to make this brew. Moreso than I am reviewing it. That may be the best explanation for this. This brews’ complexity can’t compensate for its flaws. 3.0 on a count of A/A. Sorry guys. Ech.
Pretty, roasty, & boozy! Pours black w/ a big mocha head & scattered lacing. The aroma is roasted malt w/ a hint of chocolate. The taste is roasted coffee, a slight hint of chocolate, a touch of hop bitterness, & booze. Pretty complex & fairly easy on the palate. Delightful! drsordr (2861) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Nose soy, molasses, prunes, raisin, some coco. Taste bitter up front, powder chocolate, raisin and prune, peppercorn in the finish with some chocolate. AndyW68 (1602) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Dark pour. Tan head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit. Taste follows nose with roast malt bitter finish. SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Black with a mocha colored head.
Aroma has burnt coffee, anise, chocolate all blended in a boozy complex mixture.
The flavor follows the aroma and adds a roast malt bitterness that balances what would be a cloying mess otherwise. chinchill (5313) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2017
12 oz can at Soulshine Farm Music Festival.
This strong ale has an exceptionally complex and rich flavor. Not harmonious however, with some sense of clashing flavors. Mild-moderate bitterness. Full body with near medium carbonation.
Voodoo (702) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Pours a near black with a healthy, dense tan head which lingers.....aroma of coffee, dried fruits, chocolate......taste is coffee, booze, dark chocolate, slight earthy fruit taste, finishing with an easy bitter chocolate. Quite nice. Maverick34 (3304) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Pours a thick black with white beige head from can. Smells if malts. Small hints of grain and spice. Pretty good hershiser2 (3666) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2017
$3.00 can from Beer Run. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, smoked peat, fig, oak, coffee, a little earth. Flavor is dark chocolate, dried fig, coffee beans, sweet caramel. Slick, lightly spicy on the back end. This is good (and unexpected as I simply saw a can I didn’t recognize and picked it up). oobawa (1736) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Pours a dark hazed brown with ample beige lacing. Nose is chocolate and vanilla and coffee, maybe a little pine and oak. Taste starts with sweet chocolate, then dries out with a swipe of java. Goes sweet again with a deep vein of fig and black cherry, then finishes dry and spicy, the peppercorns adding a mild kick. Good texture, if a little boozy. Solid. (Rated on BA 9/4/11) AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2017
12oz can from Beer Bazaar in Hainesville. Very dark brown pour with ruby tints. Beige head leaving streaky lacing. Aroma has big caramel, dark chocolate, herbs and spices. Taste is sweet malts, cocoa, herbs and spices. Fairly rich. More than medium bodied. Some alcohol. The blend is decent but not better - and that is an issue in this one. Whatever is blended could be better.13.6