RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Dark black pour into thick pillowy tan head that slowly dissipates into heavy melting lacing. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt and hop. Initial flavor of dark roasted breakfast blend coffee, chocolate malt, and bitter hop. Initial flavor of dark roast that is quickly subdued by the hoppy bitterness that fades into a creamy to oily bitter finish. Cybercat (6121) - Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Smoky aroma has a strong woody hoppy component, rather like dry hay, and hints of molasses and licorice. It pours a deep sable with a fine-bubbled tan head that leaves good lacing. Smoky flavor has woody hops, molasses, semi-sweet chocolate, licorice and coffee notes of varying strength. Firm, smooth body has a good ragged fizz. Very enjoyable, will definitely take the edge off the winter chill! yespr (47474) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, crisp hoppy and dry dark malty. Bitter, roasted malty and dry bitter grapefruity. Crisp and bitter finish. Bricktop86 (894) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 13, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla coffee and sweet chocolate. Taste follows nose with hints of coconut. OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 23, 2013
A - Reddish/brown head on top of motor oil black body.
S - Roasted espresso, pine and dried grapefruit rind, cocoa,
T - Follows the nose with fresh roasted espresso, roasted malts, green pine needles, cocoa. Citrus hops blast in on the finish to create a very fresh and clean bitterness.
M - Medium body with moderate tight carbonation.
Very focused flavors. The espresso flavor really stands out as fresh and high end tasting. The citrus and cocoa play off each other very well. The end result is a fantastic stout. Just did a blind taste test with this and 2 other very good stouts.
Serving type: bottle
SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours pitch black with a large tan head. Smells a bit chocolaty and a little hoppy. Taste is chocolate, hints of coffee, and bitter. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Choc Winter Stout finishes with a lingering tingle. IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
12 oz bottle from Beerhandy. Nose is chocolate, piney resin, and a decent amount of roast. Black with a medium cinnamon tan head. Flavor is chocolate and light bitterness. Pretty nice hoppy stout. Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Tap at Tapwerks in OKC, OK-january 2013-pours pitch black with a roasty tan head with good retention. nose is woody, roasty lots of black malt here-lite dark chocolate. very nice! flavors exhibit the wood and roast mostly, somewhat one-dimensional however, it clean and well put together. the wood tones here are nice toasted oak. long roasty finish with lingering oak notes. very nice simple impy stout here. I would like to sample this again on my next time through OK. Rasmus40 (21905) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and moderate hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 060413