neos57 (1) - - JAN 7, 2018 does not count BeerBitch12 (16) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUL 13, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had first rated this beer as low as it could go. I thought it was horrible. My review was apparently so bad the system decided to chuck it.
I stopped smoking a week ago and decided to retry.
It still didn’t smell all that flavorful...it was still dark and thin, but I could taste some of the dark chocolate and coffee and malt this time around.
I got NO oatmeal, so that was still disappointing.
Not my favorite beer, not the worst.
Reminiscent of Rasputin Imperial Stout. Also not a favorite for some reason.
So, don’t be angry. This score is better than the 0.2 I think it was last week.
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2018 première impression loin d'être positive dans sa robe trop claire et sont aspect trop acqueux pour une stout. Bonne surprise au nez avec des arômes de café assez fortes. en bouche un goût très léger qui ce laisse boire mais pas une bière de dégustation. shanoknowsfood (104) - Hawaii, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle from Butcher Block, Sarasota - Pours black, minimal head.. Aroma of roast, cloves and Holiday spices. Tastes of roast, Christmas spices, cloves, smoke, and bitter dark chocolate. Palate same. A bit watery but overall a wonderful brew. One of the best Sweet Stouts i've had. Definitely recommend this one! deanso (10282) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 8, 2017
Sample at a beer tasting.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Bill Becker (2009) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 20, 2017
From Mar 2007
Pours from 12oz bottle a very dark brown with a large tannish head of foam that shrinks to a solid layer with lacing.
The smell is light but I note roasted and sweet malt.
The taste on first sip has a lot of semi sweet malt to it with some roastiness and grain. Further sips in and there's a touch of citric bitterness midway through and through to the finish. It's a bit thin when it comes to the mouthfeel and the finish itself is on the watery side. Hmm.
Bottom line: This is an okay Stout but I've had many "regular" American Stouts that were much better.
Thanks to Wsatch for this sample! rumore (869) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 5, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours black with abundant brown foam. Aroma is vanilla and roasted coffee. Body is slightly light with rather low carbonation. Delicate. Taste is moderate in both sweetness and bitterness, the roasted feeling being dominant. Finish is not very interesting.
ccex (1391) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2017
12 oz bottle pours an opaque dark brown black with small vanishing tan head and no lacing. Aroma is full of roasted malts, with touches of almonds, vanilla cocoa and coffee. This one is as flavorful as an imperial stout, but much easier to drink. Taste is moderately sweet at first with a dry finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. This was a pleasant surprise, to which I hope I may return. hamilton_w (281) - - AUG 12, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2017 Medium roasted aroma. Black, medium light brown head. Medium sweetness and bitterness, light sour. Medium body, light bitter after taste. AleRider78 (1503) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
Pours a large frothy brownish head. Has a clean, dark brown appearance. Lacing is ok. Aromas of coffee, dark roasted malts and earthy hops. Flavours of dark chocolate, roasted malts, light caramel and toffee notes as well as toasty and nutty malts. Also some hints of vanilla. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Really smooth and easy going down. Displayed as a strong beer at 5.8%, but quite deceptive as it does not feel like a strong beer whatsoever. andrepintado (3753) - Porto, PORTUGAL - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown red black. Thin medium brown head. Taste is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter. Thin body. Aroma and flavour is roasted, coffee, nuts, cacao, . I was expecting a thicker smoother body. mike_77 (7273) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2017
Black with thin, quick fading head. Aroma and flavour have a very good balance of sweet and bitter. Smooth roasted malts. Light bitterness. Well rounded.