JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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...
Tap at a dive bar in the Oregon coast. Black, of coirse. Served too cold. Heacy roast, some coffee and chocolate. Alcohol is noticeable in the flavor and aroma. Medium oalate, a little cocoa powder grit. Solid beer. luttonm (6276) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Can, shared with the team at Barbarian Brewery in Lima. Dissipating gray-tan head. Rather robust dark pour. Lots of bitter chocolate and some coffee bean on nose. Quite fresh tasting, nice bittering and carb brightness. Some alc at end. Lots of nice bitter chocolate. NachlamSie (3485) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2017
16 oz can received in a trade. Very dark body with a dark tan head. Plenty of roasted malt aroma reminiscent of espresso and mocha which is highlighted by hops notes of pine and citrus peeking out. Mouthfeel is pretty big. This struck me as a big American stout, not quite imperial stout territory, but it’s straddling that line so much so that’s it’s a tough call. Roasty notes of espresso are highlighted by bitter hops but this is balanced by well-rounded chocolate flavors. The finish is on the dry end of the style, but certainly has some welcome sugars to complete the profile. I’m really digging this one. beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
Tall can from Elizabeth Station. Canned on 2016-11-22. Pours an almost black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruits. Taste is oily, roasted malt and hoppy bitterness. Same aftertaste. Quite dry. Good stuff, but I would prefer some sweetness in the taste in order to compensate high bitterness. fiery_1 (1084) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
500ml can @ Portland area hotel room beer. Pours black with a small tan head. Nose is well roasted. Flavour is a moderate roasted bitterness throughout, however some chocolate dances around the palate. A touch bitter for my interests, but good otherwise.
Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Pours two fingers of tan head on a black body. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Taste has some milk, lots of coffee bean bitterness, some dark chocolate. Texture is smoother. c0fein (660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Tap @ Beertemple
ALIBALI (2122) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2016
Black colour with a small white head. Straightforward, salty, light, burned.
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2016 Rund beerensüß. Stouty angecremt und dann bitter schwarz. Solide IS Braukunst..Tap. 0,25/5€. BEER TEMPLE Amsterdam.
dambor (700) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2016
Pours black with small head. Aroma: roasted malt,coffee,chocolate. Taste: nice coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Good. PotjeBier (3350) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2016
Tap at Beer Temple, sample size. Black color. Big Brownish rocky head with good retention. Aroma’s of strong roast, light tar/smoke, some red fruit. Retronasal there’s mocha, roast, some red fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet, mocha, roasty. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Finishes roasty, light ash, light bitter. Pretty good.