MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Release #10, 11.1% ABV, poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Opaque, near black with a 3-finger tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of sweet roasted malt, chocolate, mild sweet dark fruit and a touch of coffee. While these words are descriptive of the aroma, it is more like a single aroma than a complex blend. I.e., these elements are mushed together.
Taste of roasted malt, molasses, peat, roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol. Nice complexity of flavors.
Full body and low/medium carbonization.
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Release 13, 10.1% ABV. Pours black with tan head. Low carbonation. Taste coffee, chocolate, and some smokiness. Very drinkable stout, the alcohol doesn't overwhelm it. Doesn't taste anywhere near 10%. Very good.
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Bomber.. Clear dark brown with a chocolate brown head; lasting and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light liquorice and coffee. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, liquorice, coffee and vanilla. Medium to full bodied, cream with a lingering roasted malt and chocolate. Slightly dry. notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Tap at Denver Tap Room - not sure of the batch, but marked as 10.6% - black pour with a fluffy tan head - nose of anise, licorice, smoke, roast, light bitterness - full and bold, but ever so soft in the mouth - dense dark malts provide a balance of sweetness and roast - touches of smoke - light balancing acidity - earth, nori/seaweed, fennel seed - complex, balanced, delicious. mar (5436) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Black pour with khaki head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, fudge, licorice, and bitter. Great palate, heavy chocolate, roasted malts, bitter, syrup, and a hint of alcohol.
onceblind (10322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Inky black with a thin beige head. The nose has a thick sweet dark chocolate aroma, a bit of roasted barley, and some brown sugar. The flavor is big and robust and roasty, with notes of smoke and molasses, with some dark chocolate and a little anise. Bitterness in the chocolate with a thick chewy mouthfeel. Roasted cocoa finish.
3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Bottle, batch #13, 10.1% ABV. Rich chocolate malt / baker’s chocolate with roast and savory black patent / soy sauce playing a softer but well-integrated role. Rich, creamy, seemingly dry, a little bit dirty / yeast. Beefy yet soft malt and carbonation. Fudge and cake-like with full, round mouth presence... I’m reminded of Thirsty Dog and Yeti and from the savoriness come memories of Stormaktsporter. anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Draft @ Epic Brewing Denver Taproom, Denver, CO. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice bitter chocolate finish. Jerm719 (195) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Medium body. Jet black. Roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate, northwestern hops. Balanced. Alcohol well hidden. Nothing over the top, but a good solid stout Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
25 oct 2013, bottle. Release #9. Black. Nose is dark chocolate and roasted malt. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Dark chocolate, a bit bitter, faintly sweet. Nice.
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