StilleStorm (1579) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2016 Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh from the 22-ounce bottle its sets an onyx color, the head a two-fingered chocolate brown, creamy and as it ever so slowly vanishes, the lace forms a thick and surrounding sheet. Nose is full of chocolate, sweet and chewy, hops and a bit of smoke backs it up, a delectable treat for the olfactory senses. Front is rich in malt, sweet and thick, hops and burnt grain provide a delectable spicy bitterness, top is full bodied and rich. Finish has a fair to middling acidity, the hops pleasingly spicy, a touch of warming and the aftertaste thick and dry, a stout lovers dream.
DWF; Bottle, large, drunk at Cardinal. Pours moderate, black with a bobble, lacing and lasting tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted malt, tar, chocolate, coffe, moderate dried dark fruit . Taste is heavy sweet and bitter with a lasting roasted, warming finish. Body is full, texture is thick, carbonation soft.
bergstaden (3180) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2016
Black with a small light brown head - Roasted malt aroma - Roasted malt body that has some chocloate and coffee notes with some bitterness in there as well - The roasted malt with bitterness goes into the finish - This was nice blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Draft. Pours deep brown with a light beige head. Espresso-like coffee, relatively light sweetness, low bitterness, and a nice roasted coffee finish. Pretty good. Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
27 May 2015, tap at Oggis. Black. Nose is licorice, acidic black malt. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Black toast, brown sugar, licorice. Pretty good! snoworsummer (6071) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Draft at Oggis Point Loma. Pours very dark brown with a thin, beige head. Tastes like burnt malt, burnt toast, a little bit of sweet chocolate, and some dark coffee. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like burnt toast, burnt malt, some dark chocolate, and some burnt coffee.
VertBaconStrips (2402) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAR 2, 2015
Disneylandish. Slammed this because we had to leave and I found the need to stuff in an extra pint. Also cuz it was average and required no thought but ’consume’. Roast, choco, bit o’ coffee, slight ashy thing, sweetness close to licorice but not close enough. Off to find any shitty store that sells liquor and without doubt will carry a small selection of eye opening craft at prices that will make me weep. voyageurmike (510) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Draft sample at Oggi’s in Garden Grove. Black with tan head, medium body. Mildly bitter coffee flavor, clean finish. toml219 (284) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Poured black with tan head. Smell of chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste of chocolate and caramel with a hint of coffee.
jandd1983 (4604) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. It poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of coffee. The taste was of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Very nice. bytemesis (9237) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Tap. Pours deep reddish black, medium tan head, great lacing. Aruba is roasty, bit of ash. Flavor has roasty coffee, a bit of smoke. Medium body, quite nice.