hershiser2 (3205) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
$1.58 Bottle, Trader Joe’s, CHO. Pours black with a small dusting of a head. Smells of dark chocolates, licorice, and fruit. Tastes of chocolates and roasted malts. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brownish Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Chocolate, Dry English Malts, Mild Coffee
T: Chocolate, Coffee, Dry English Malts
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying
Overall, very tmoreau (4363) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass showing a black/brown color with some ruby highlighting, brownish tan, "bubbles & cream" head froth, and ribbony cling to the lacing. The aroma was roasty, with light grain, chocolate, with some smooth creaminess, and a hint of sweetness. Flavor notes were similar, with moderate hop bitterness that possessed an earthy & citrusy astringency, and some lingering nature to it, and decent malt content that generated a lightly creamy mouthfeel. Better than medium bodied, flavorful, with the astringency resisting to bite, even as it warmed. ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Probably the best use of bittersweet chocolate I've noticed in a beer. What kind of English nerd write that description? And I say that as an English nerd. It may not always look like it, because I've noticed a lot of my reviews have error. But that's only because I'm drunk by then.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone llambeth (3) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
Dark black with a tight tan head. Roasty malt aroma and taste with coffee and light chocolate notes. Kind of a thin body and mouth feel. Overall it is a good stout.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle from Winter variety pack. Dark brown pour with a thin, tan head. Dark chocolate, cream and licorice aroma. Bitter cocoa and roasted malt flavors give way to a weak and bitter coffee finish. Average carbonation with dry texture. Body is a little thinner than you would expect. A middle of the road dry stout in my book. mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2013
From bottle. Aroma is chocolate, malt, caramel and licorice. Taste is bitter chocolate and licorice. Bitterness at end. Smooth stout, very good. Silky rich taste. Overall very good. Leighton (21232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle at home in Salisbury. Pours.ear, rich red-brown with a frothy, fading tan head. Nose has toasty and bready malts to go along with a dose of milk chocolate. Medium sweetflavor with burnt popcorn, milky chocolate, some strong roast and filter coffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and silky texture. Decent balance to finish, some chalky cocoa, earthy bitterness, charred malts, wet leaves, burnt toast. Starts a bit awkwardly but finishes well. jmgreenuk (9444) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle from Ales and Lagers, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin tan head, an oily consistency and some broken lace. The aroma is of roasted malt, coffee and liqourice. The flavour is strong bitter with a big liqourice, malty, creamy caramel, coffee, chocolate palate. Very tasty indeed. deanso (10128) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 15, 2013
35cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Thin off white head. Clear black pour. Malty aroma. Malty coffee licorice taste. A lovely stout.