Maverick34 (3390) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2018 cblado (298) - Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a rich, deep black color with a nice tan head. Thick lacing. Aroma is quite sweet up front, with raisins and chocolate malt. Flavor is very complex, quite sweet and yeasty, with chocolate and coffee undertones. There is a strong, but not unpleasant alcohol flavor as well. This beer also has a very malty aftertaste, which I didn’t appreciate at first. The mouthfeel is thick and velvety. Overall this is a great beer. Really perfect for the cold weather setting in.
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 pours opaque from bottle with beige head. very roasted with coffee notes. pretty thin feel. a good obe tderoeck (10617) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2017
26/VIII/17 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle, shared @ RBBSG17 - BB: n/a (2017-1362) Thanks to Mathieu the bottle!bytemesis (9502) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Clear dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: malty, grains, bit yeasty, pretty roasted. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very roasted start, bitter, malty, some coffee, chocolate. Aftertaste: rather bitter, some coffee, chocolate, caramel.
[email protected]Martinus (4737) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2017
I remember drinking this beer back in college when I first started my craft beer journey. Pours opaque black, medium creamy tan head, dispatching slowly with good lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malt, Baker's cocoa, molasses, hint of chicory, ash. Flavors is light sweet, medium plus bitter that lingers into the far finish. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Pretty solid straight stout. Welcome change from the pastry variety (all though full disclosure I love those too).
Black, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts. Malty flavour, light bitter. Malty finish, roasted malts, dark bread crust and burned caramel. Decent, but too roasty for me.jbruner (5463) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2017
(from 65cL bottle @ RBBSG '17. Thanks for sharing, hamirubi!)
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with bubbly tan brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of mild chocolate and earthy roast, a touch of burnt coffee. Taste is smoother, good roast, good chocolate, good earthy hop, mild fruity yeast. A solid stout.
77ships (11481) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2017
Thanks to Hamirubi! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG17. Black, little head. Nose is herbal cacao, chocolate, overly roasted malt. Thick herbal cacao, chocolate, heavy roast, low burned malts,… Bitter cacao bodied. Too roasted for me & not as thick as you would hope, expected more from a beer that is top 50 in its style. Benzai (16922) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2017
Sampled @ RBBSG 2017. Opaque pitch black color, average sized beige to brown head. Aroma and flavor is malts, dark malts, some roast, malt bitter, milk chocolate. Nice! ! TimE (6268) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2017
Pitch black color. Thin brown head with notes of coffee, molasses, caramel, dark chocolate in the nose. The mouth starts rich, dry, with lots of roasted malt and dark chocolate character. A bit too acrid for my liking. Solid bitter finish with dark chocolate notes. OK, but didn’t match my expectations. ILoooveBeer (1) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2017 does not count
Bottle purchased locally in Seattle Aug. 2017. This beer is delicious. It’s quite dark, strong, chocolate/coffee taste and despite a 7.0% ABV it’s easy to drink. I will DEFINITELY have this again.
chocolate, coffee, clove, smoke, heavy cloying sweetness, thick feel, slick feel, alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2017
22 oz bottle via trade from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium plus sized tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, some coffee, earthy bitterness, drinks bigger than the 7%, solid stout.