AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Black body with lasting tan head. Kelpie, earthy hop, dry black malt, dark chocolate aromas. Frothy light mouthfeel. Bitter dry chocolate, earthy hop flavors with a table sugar sweetness--not bad. KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2012
16oz Can. The pour was a muddy pitch black with a large (2-3 finger) khaki colored rocky head that slowly receded, down to a thin film with a medium collar and produced good sticky streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt, pine hops and a leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and possessed a moderate alcohol odor.
The taste was quite roasty and rather malty with a bold bitter chocolate presence early on, becoming quite a bit hoppier with a nice roasted coffee note and a bit of alcohol towards the finish. The flavor lingered for a very long time proceeding the swallow, with a bitter hoppy taste left behind to settle in on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was full in body with a dry, creamy texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall this was a nice hoppy Stout that had a nice thick creaminess to it. This is definitely a brew that a hophead would truly enjoy, in fact it’s kind of like (but not) a thick Black IPA...
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On draught at Mo’s in Cannon Beach. Chocolate and coffee notes, dark black in color, easy drinking. reebtogi (6246) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
473ml can pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and roasted grains with a hint of coffee beans. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a light citrusy and roasted grain bitterness. Medium to heavy body with moderate carbonation providing a nice mouth feel. Nicely done brew is appropriate for the style and recommended. pictoman (1084) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
16 oz. can pour. Appears dark black with frothy beige head. Aroma of Sweet roasted coffee beans and hints of chocolate. Light creamy texture to taste with flavours of coffee and hops. Bittersweet to start with a lasting roasted coffee finish.
Caskalefan (168) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Nice black body with off-white head, creamy, roasty, hoppy, coffee-ish, and a nice balance of chocolate with a nice dry (but not overly so) finish. Unpretentious and delicious. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Deep black pour with a tight tan head Nose is quite roasty and hoppy. A little bit of fruitiness with some light citrus and pine. Light lingering bitterness. Fairly sticky palate with a nice lingering sweetness. Very tasty brew.
JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Can shared by Dogbrick at Septoberfest V: Septoberfest Rises on 9/29/12. Brown in color with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt and dry roast with a molasses note. Malty flavor with some licorice character before a chocolate and roast finish. CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Tall Boy Can. Arachnid black in appearance with a half-inch of light brown head. Aroma is a blend of molasses, licorice, dark chocolate and lightly roasted malts. The flavor is heavy on the bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and espresso notes in addition to some brown sugar, mocha and pine. Mouthfeel is mildly creamy with medium-level carbonation and a slightly charred, lingering bittersweet finish. Well-balanced for the most part with a surprisingly strong hops presence. mcberko (17334) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
500mL can at Saraveza, pours near-black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and soft chocolate malt. Flavour of chocolate malt upfront, noticeable roasted malt, but this is characterized by the chocolate mostly. Slight astringency from the roasted bitterness. Great stout.