BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Can. Black hued body with a large tan head that lasts. Aromas of dark fruit esters, plums, dates, vinous Belgian yeast, bready malt, leathery and floral with a moderatly strong chocolate presence and some earthy chipotle. Baked apples and chocolate muffins. Flavors are earthy, bready, dusty and roasty with mild pepper and stronger chocolate. Medium bodied with a roasty finish. A bit drier than expected. Medium carbonation. lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2013
355 ml can.Ernest (7694) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours a pitch black colour with a dark beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, strong smoked peppers, leather and lavender. Flavour of strong roasted malts, cherries, spices, smoked peppers, coffee, chocolate, mellow caramel sweetness and bitterness. Medium bodied, a bit thin mouthfeel and a very rich, dry, warming, malty and mellow finish. What a great complex stout without being overwhelming.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is black.
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate / cocoa powder, caramel, roasted grain/coffee), with notes of vanilla, smoke/char/ash, celery.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
A bit clumsy and cluttered, but ok. The spicing is fairly mild; this is a stout/porter first and foremost, thankfully...was worried this was going to be overly vegetal or cinnamon-like. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 10, 2013
12oz can. It pours a dark brown color with a large mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts chocolate, dates and some herbal notes. Taste is dark chocolate, malt and light spices. Some dark fruits and bitterness with a semi-dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Very good BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2017
12oz can pours out a dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts some spice cinnamon and a little sweetness. Taste is more of the light spice cinnamon chocolate sweetness.
Sledutah (7530) - Utah, USA - JUL 11, 2013
12oz can picked up at Wilburs in CO GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and spices. Taste is roasty, grainy, dark chocolate, peppers, dry finish
A nice stout.
From notes, consumed on 4/25/13. Can poured into a snifter. Pours black with a finger and a half of tan head. Aromas of clove, chocolate, ginger, cinnamon. Tasting notes of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, subtle chipotle and spices. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Was expecting this to be a bit better but still solid. tiong (7270) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
355ml can from Ales by Mail5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours pitch black with a large thick foamy brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, spices, hints of ash, cocoa and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, sweetish, slightly roasty and spicy with a touch of cocoa, cinnamon and yeast. Finish is smooth, sweetish and slightly ashy with hints of roastiness and spices. Decent, a bit unbalanced spicy stout.
can:   Nearly black, thin sudsy beige head, little lacing.   Sweet roasted malt nose, some chocolate, perhaps even a little bit of pepper.   Sweet roastiness first, sweet pepper second, a touch of cinnamon last.
This is tasty!   Brings me back a little to when I had Morning Brunch, except that was twice the beer this is (sorry Maui).   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Roasty, chocolaty, with some minor pepper and even more minor
cinnamon on the finish.   I bet this on Nitro would be fun! Braudog (6712) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Can. Nice muddy pour, deep and dark, with a thick tan head of foam. The aroma is also compelling, hinting at some spice and roast. This drinks with a nice character, rich and thick, but not overwhelmingly so. The base is definitely baking chocolate, but the peppers give it a nice little earthy swirl, too. Good stuff. (#5281, 10/8/2013)