john44 (3048) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Keg Half Pint at BrewDog, Clapham, London in Dec 2015 - Very Dark Brown / Black in colour. Thick foamy beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of dark chocolate and coffee, caramel, nice vanilla, wood notes. Fruity; some dark fruits. Hoppy; balancing hop bitterness. Good malt/fruit/hop balance. Sweetish roast chocolate and coffee malty throughout. Enjoyed this a lot. Terrific Stout! (2015-12-16)
googleimage83 (164) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2017
Pours effectively black, slight cola head with nice mocha lace. Aroma has the usual coffee and chocolate notes at the forefront, then the smooth vanilla and dessert chocolate kicks in the middle. There’s a floral note mixed in as well so it doesn’t come across as syrupy. Taste is just freaking awesome. Roasted coffee foundation stays throughout each sip - well balanced vanilla, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. A little bit of a toasty hop finish rounds it all out. The palate, while somewhat creamy, has a bit more of a soda character than I’d like, which is the only true negative I can think of. Even so, this is top-tier and I’d buy this at every opportunity I could. fiery_1 (927) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2017
Draught @ Rogue(Waterfront). Pours black with a tiny tan head. Nose is ample vanilla mixed with dark chocolate. Flavour is much of the same, again with ample vanilla that isn’t overpowering as it works well with the dark chocolate. Bitterness is held mostly at bay while not coming off over the top sweet. Bourbon is quite muted, if its even there. That aside, this is a very smooth stout that goes down well.
Bule (2136) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2017
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Lots of vanilla, cocoa and hops. Little sweetness.
milewide (2217) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Completely missing roast aroma and flavor. All about vanilla and chocolate. $5.49/11.5 ounces was expensive in this market.
Leighton (21075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle at home in London. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige ad. The nose holds vanilla, baking cocoa, burnt toast, some toasted caramel, faint oxidation (this bottle is more than a year old). Medium sweet flavour with a luxurious chocolate character, light ashy roast, bittersweet cocoa. Some coffee grounds, earth, woody dryness. Medium bodied, lightly oily, with fine to average carbonation. Nicely balanced finish with more ashy roast, bittersweet baking cocoa, vanilla pods, dashes of scorched earth. Good depth, solid body. Great stuff overall. samzim (424) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
Rich aroma of cocoa and coffee. Opaque, near-black colour. Slightly sweet, dark chocolate front with notes of espresso and vanilla; mild bitter finish. Heavy body with mild carbonation. Great stout. jc1762 (1370) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle into snifter showing pitch black with no translucency in rims with a quickly dissipating half a finger of latte colored foam.
The nose shows deep dark notes of chocolate and cacao in the beginning that lighten up with the vanilla into a caramel and mocha profile.
The palate is surprisingly light bodied and moderately carbonated. Forward flavors of dark roasted coffee with more toasted burnt notes on the mid-palate. Light vanilla on the finish brightens the toasted burnt bitterness with more vanilla on the resurgence and a light lager maltiness shows. Not bad. daje (4341) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2016
Bottle at Ölrepubliken, august 3rd 2016. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma is sweetened coffee with roast and chocolate, vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter, roasty, dark chcocolate. Long complex finish, a very nice stout! ehaak26 (480) - - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn into a snifter. Nice black appearance with light khaki head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, and bourbon.