PhillyCraft (7934) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle from Michael, Shared with some friends at the compound session. Black color with syrupy mouthfeel. Smell and taste of Licorice, nice roasted coffee, dark malt and rich milk chocolate. bitter as fuck with some brown sugar and dark fruit as it warms. jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft - pours black tan head -nose/taste of flaked oat, chocolate, coffee roast, dark fruit - full bodied Ferris (16519) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
Draft - Dark boozy chocolate with some dark fruity notes. Jet black with a light brown head. Dark sweet chocolate and a silky almost dark fruity finish. DocLock (11049) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Bomber via PUB’R. Pours thick and jet black with no head. Nose was heavy dark malt, dark choc, hops. Tastes rich, hefty on the tongue, with dark malt up front, some late chocolate, and some later hops and molasses. Excellent. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of creamy/frothy medium brown head. Retention is about what you’d expect from a big beer like this and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.25 S: Awww yeah! This smells wonderful. Big roastiness to start. Layers of caramel and molasses. Oats and vanilla. Mild dark fruitiness. Bittersweet chocolate.
4.25 T: Tastes like it smells. Moderate sweetness, supple roastiness. Oats and vanilla are super strong in the taste. Molasses, caramel, and chocolate. Subtle warming throughout without much booziness.
4.25 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess and supremely smooth.
4.5 D: Really good beer. Definitely on par with their other stouts.
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Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2015
bottle, bah. Stale and grainy. Lots of oxidation, was this old? The oxidation is dominant, minimal chocolate, wouldnt hvave guess it. bytemesis (9233) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle thanks to alwcordell! Pours opaque inky black with a medium dark brown head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is heavy molasses, cocoa, hints of ashtray, anise. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter, strong roast, baking chocolate, hints of anise, blackstrap molasses, raisin. Full rich body with a creamy mouthfeel. Fritz123 (1597) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Draft at the tap room at HF in Akron. Pours a deep black with a tan roof. Aroma is big dry roasted malts, dark chocolate, nibs, some sweet cookie dough, and some peat/earth. The taste is similar with the dark chocolate and cocoa nibs up front and ending more peat and roasted. Big body, mild carb. Sticky. Very good. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2015
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with a tan head. Chocolate, oats, roast, licorice, coffee, and ashy. Huhzubendah (3740) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Dark brown, opaque, near black body with a thin beige cap. Aromas of roast, char, dark chocolate, rich malt. Similar flavor. Medium thick body with low carbonation. Nicely done. I didn’t realize this was basically a variant of BORIS.