drpimento (3635) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Appearance is very good with a huge frothy tan long lasting head. Aroma is dark roasty and dark ripe fruits. Flavor is similar to nose with licorice being prominent I don’t pick up much cocoa or coffee plenty of black patent malt. Great clean finish. PugUglyBrewer (658) - - JUN 8, 2017
Opaque black color with light brown head of pillowy foam. Rich caramel malt and roasted coffee coming on strong like a caramel macchiato. More roasty than anything else from start to finish. jsnicholas (627) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2017
Bottle (500ml): Black with one finger light brown head. Light roasted malt aroma. Taste is mostly toasted malts, smokey and a little ash. Medium body. I am not tasting a lot of caramel or chocolate. Maybe a little coffee. Dry, not too sweet. robforbes (2243) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Pours an opaque with a very small khaki head, and great lacing.
Smell is of bakers chocolate, a roastiness, malt, some caramel, and coffee.
Taste is creamy, espresso, chocolate, malt, and a slight sour. onceblind (9663) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Black hue with a lasting foamy light tan head. Sumptuous dark roasty black malt and bittersweet cocoa and some anise. Smooth roasty chocolaty and super subtly caramelly malt tone on the flavor. Dark and a tad roasty but smooth, delightful, slightly earthy and chocolaty with a kiss of coffee lingering throughout.
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Thanks to Nate for sharing the bottle! Deep cola brown pour. Significant roasty/bitter notes counter the sweet chocolate in the aroma. Flavor follows. The hint of deep, dark roasted malts -- just enough of them -- do well to keep this on the complex side. Almost tastes like it’s got some lactose, or at least some wheat in it -- this is nice and smooth. luttonm (6273) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2016
TGG, Seattle. Nitro. Creamy light tan head, dark black body. Pretty. Balanced roast nose, sweet clean body with nice dark roast malts. Touch of syrup, mild body but balanced and tasty. Cool and clean. zoucrew102 (1877) - - DEC 27, 2016
500ml bottle. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, caramel, and light coffee notes. Pours black with one finger of light brown head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt and sweet caramel malt flavors as well as a rich full body and silky smooth mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and dry with dark chocolate and some roast coffee notes that linger on the palate. Excellent, flavorful stout. Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle (Oct 26 bottling).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting.
Body is opaque black (flashlight tested).
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, coffee, dark chocolate), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with light notes of blackcurrant/blackberry.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/oily/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Surprisingly nice. Total opacity on first pour and a lasting head gets an easy 5 for appearance, and the aroma leans to the roasty side and offers some dark berry notes too...not all that complex, but definitely pleasant (and thankfully not so one-dimensionally chocolatey like so many stouts/porters these days). Likewise the flavor balance is good, although the mouthfeel is a tad limp and watery for this sorta thing. It’s stuck in between a quaffing stout (too much booze, bit too sweet) and a rich sipping stout (too watery/thin, not quite sweet enough) and sadly doesn’t satisfy the needs of either...that is perhaps its biggest fault. Darn close to being great though. IndianaRed (4619) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2016
On Tap milk chocolate brown. Thin but dense creamy nitro head. Light roast armas and flavors. Tootsie rolls and chocolate. Light bodied and appropriate bitterness. Surprised at the ABV. Doesn’t feel that big.