Block (3183) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Tasted at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Good flavors, close to style, as expected without too many surprises. j12601 (13104) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep black with a medium sized tan head. Big roast, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, coffee on the nsoe. Medium-bodied, soft roast, cocoa, chocolate. Touches of coffee. Roast into the finish, long cocoa. Warm and roasty. Alcohol is faintly present, but overall very well hidden. Scarily easy drinking for such a big beer. Fatehunter (2615) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Pours a half finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is milk, coffee, chocolate and a touch of molasses.
The taste is a complex blend of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, licorice, milk and coffee bitterness. Wonderful.
The texture is super smooth.
This is an outstanding brew. bytemesis (9237) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Tap. Pours deep clear black, small tab head, decent lacing. Aroma is light roasty, a bit of tobacco, rubber, burned malts. Flavor is light sweet, quite bitter, lots of ashtray and rubber, malts are burned leaving a lot of bitterness, some acidity. Medium plus body. DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
5 ounce sample on tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe several weeks ago. The aroma has a nice, sweet, chocolate character with some anise presence. Slightly transparent dark mahogany body with a medium yellowish head, and fair lacing. Starts with some chocolate roastiness. Anise flavors preside in the middle. Finishes with burnt flavors. A bit too much black patent malt, however. At least this one is drinkable.
Dogbrick (13777) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking. Brownish-black color with a medium khaki head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lace. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. The finish is roasty with a malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall. baraciisch (3381) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Dark brown to black in color... Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, anise... Flavor is very smooth, creamy body, notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice... Nice stout
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4 oz draft at Device Brewing. Black with tan head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, roast. Tastes of bitter roast, dark chocolate, bready notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Thin oily mouthfeel. Interesting idea to use English ale yeast but it doesn’t work for me in a RIS. marcus (10680) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is an intense chocolate and dark molasses flavor that is bittersweet with a hint of anise and the English yeast rounds the sharpness off the various tastes into a mellow culmination. Delicious.oRos (1674) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Earlier Rating: 6/25/2013 Total Score: 3.8
From a pre-release sample enjoyed at Capitol Beer & Taproom. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a powerful coffee and treacle aroma. There is a chewy full-bodied dark malt flavor featuring notes of plum and coffee. This brew is complex enough to satisfy serious dark beer geeks and balanced enough to satisfy more casual beer lovers.
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with brownish head. Taste is roasted malts and chocolate
Earlier Rating: 9/7/2013 Total Score: 3.9
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with not much of a brown head. Taste is roasted malt with some chocolate and some dark fruit