DrnkMcDermott (3054) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Goblet at Brixie’s. Black with just a hint of brown at the edges. A tiny bit of foam struggles to stay relevant. Not made with coffee, but roast malts still give it a coffee or Kahlua like impression. The taste is syrupy and kind of creamy and alcoholic, without too much bite. Some yeast in the palate. Alcohol is prominent even without barrel aging.
Ungstrup (36182) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A brown beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, malt, and vanilla. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, vanilla, and chocolate, leading to a dry finish.
monk191 (1924) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spectacular Stout. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is just like s'mores. Lots of chocolate and marshmallow, with a slightly bitter finish, and s'mores aftertaste. Had in the bottle.
Bebum (876) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2016 Opaque, no lace. Very full body, silky texture, dense and intense flavor, very hot mouthfeel, avg length, clean but tasty finish. Intensely bitter, moderately sweet, high acidity. Complex roast flavors, chocolate, coffee, coke. Delicious and well balanced, never sickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Nische (2098) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting. Pours pitch black with small, tan head. Aroma of molasses, vanilla, cocoa and light milk chocolate. Taste is sweetish with vanilla, syrup some oat and chocolate.
markducommun (1021) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super opaque dark brown. Very small tan head. Strong alcohol in the nose. Lactose, cereal, vanilla. Some deep fruitiness. Equally sweet and bitter. Alcohol is less present in the body than the nose. Medium heavy body, slight bit of wateriness. Touch of acidity. Longish finish. Very good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ineedbeer (2079) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle.
Aroma is rather sugary with marshmallow and vanilla. Some light roast and moderate chocolate notes. Light alcohol spice. Faint dark fruit notes.
Pours black with a small, thin, dark mocha head that quickly disappears. No lacing and moderately long legs.
Flavor is rather sweet with quite a bit of vanilla and marshmallow. Moderate chocolate notes with some light dark chocolate and roast character. Medium bitterness. Lingering chocolate, vanilla and marshmallow with some light alcohol spice.
Mouthfeel is full bodied and fairly sticky with low carbonation. No astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright stout but not my preferred type. Way too sticky and sweet and the adjuncts just aren’t my thing.
CofStout47 (24) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to ChaRule. Pours dark black with small brown head. Aromas of cocoa and vanilla. Taste sweet with marshmallow and chocolate undertones. Solid stout
TheAlum (7112) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle acquired from Binnys Marcey (Chicago, IL). It’s kinda shocking I’ve never had the base but have had a few barreled iterations of this. Oh well. Pours a thicker black viscous pour, decent legs and an opaque body. More brownish as we hit the edges but still dark. A brownish smaller head is bubbly but dissipates quickly, small ring remains and laces small. Aromas are caramel and cocoa, vanilla is potent, marshmallow jabs, cocoa nibs, toast and coffee. Graham cracker and carmelized appeal, the mallow standing out, sweet yet calm, smoothing effecr. Initial is fuller bodied but not as heavy as anticipated. Roast and bitter appeal does its best, silky sweet semi sweet cocoa, coffee, earth and roasty malts. The marshmellow/vanilla appeal is less potent here than the nose let on but I think it’s for the best. Providing a nice bitter roast, coffee but a sufficient smoother, silky front end gets you through it. A touch of warmth, a jab of nuttiness, caramel and lingering toasty coffee. A bit more vanilla or marshmallow appeal, but the back and finish is toasty, bitter, and a bit warm as it emerges from the middle. A pretty solid Imperial Stout, very nice potent nose and a beer itself that has a nice flow through the elements, never getting too sweet. Perhaps a touch flabby and the pour could use a little work but this is pretty nice stuff.
popery (2123) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black beer with dark brown edges. Small light brown head. Appears to have fairly low carbonation. It has a nice mix of stout flavors. Medium roast on top of medium fudge with a solidly medium caramel-graham cracker base. Vanilla is fairly mild, and I’d actually prefer more of it. That all sounds dismissive and negative, but it’s actually a very solid stout; it’s just not really remarkable in any particular respect. The taste has a similar mix of stout flavors. They’re all quite nice. The beer is a solid jack of all trades. Mouthfeel is fairly creamy with a good amount of chewiness. This beer is good and well made. I have nothing negative to say. It just doesn’t grab me.