Bill Becker (2051) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017 DocK (11) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth and quaffable beer. Chicory aroma and flavor is blended perfectly, not too much or too little. Delicious.
Malt: roasty, burnt, bread
Other: woody, smoke
Initial: light bitterness, medium sweetness
Finish: light bitterness, medium sweetness
Finish Duration: average
Body: medium, full
Texture: creamy, thick
From Aug 2007
I got this one in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks, John!
Pours from 12oz bottle a very dark brown with reddish hues and a small but tight head of foam that shrinks to some islands and it has some good sticky lacing.
The smell is of sweet malt, roasted malt, vanilla and wood.
The taste is of caramel and roasted malt, some vanilla and woody notes. Further sips give me a bit of chocolate and a wee bit of fruit and sharp bitterness just before the finish and the finish itself is semi sweet. This is a good taster and easy to drink and it has a smooth mouthfeel and the carbo is light. All in all, a solid American Stout that should please most palates. PhillyCraft (8318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2017
Backlog, bottle from Canals West Deptford. pours a dark brown color with a medium head and plenty of lasting lace on my glass. Notes of coffee, smoke, licorice, crystal malt, oat, and pine. Some more smoked cherry wood as it opens up. Not bad BuckeyeBoy (9219) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2017
12oz bottle. I just had to rate a DFH beer after all the anger about AB this week. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is light chocolate some roast malts and a little hop bitterness. Taste is more like sadness as you can see my shity same old reviews are still mine and not a AB robot. Sure hope this blows over at some point but I am sure the scares are deep. PanMarek (465) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Sampled at Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2016.
Dark, reddish brown pour with moderate and persistent beige foam. Strong toasted malt nose with some cocoa and licorice notes. Medium body and light fizz. Cocoa an anise flavor with a slightly sweet finish.
katrinaez (2411) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Nice woody flavor and scent. Slightly watery up front. Gets a little richer later with the oak. Nice and dark. Tap
hauxe (1063) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2015
Rated from old notes. A workmanlike stout, rich, hints of chocolate and licorice. Served too cold at the time so some of the flavors were probably dulled. Definite candidate to re-rate. DrNosha (2888) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
Vom Fass im Brauhaus. Tiefes Schwarz mit cremigem Schaum. Kaffe, Bitterschokolade und leichte Kräuternoten. Antrunk überraschend herb. Für mich zuviel Kaffee. Meilby (11826) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
Draught @ Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DEyngwie (17367) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2015
Pours dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate, roasted, coffee and cocoa finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
On tap at the brewpub. Close to black in the glass, with a dense light tan finger thick head on top. Roasted aroma with coffee and some charcoal. Nice piney addition too. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, with roasted malts, some coffee and bonfire. Dry, full-bodied and smooth on the palate. Long finish with a nice blend of malts and hops. Lovely, especially considering the abv. 150621 mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2015
on tap,poured into a pint glass..dark brown with a fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee,licorice,smoke,leather..coffee,licorice comes thru nicely with a smokiness that doesn’t linger too long..impressive.