altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2016 fidelis83 (2535) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a 3-4 finger, creamy tan head and some little tan floaties. Aroma is chocolate, roast, black malt, hazelnut, woody malt, woody, earthy hops and dark fruit. Flavor is sweet and chocolatey right away, drying out a bit as some earth, herbal and mineral notes come in, then nice nutty and burnt sugar notes along with dried tree fruit and some nice dark fruit, woody and slight boozy and vinous notes to the finish. Medium to heavy in body with a creamy, viscous entry, very light, but blanketing and surprisingly sharp carbonation, and slightly dry, still creamy finish wiht a hint of chalkiness. Really solid stuff, I bought it on a whim, basically just to rate in a mix your own section, I think I will go in for a sixer before the cold weather is over.
Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage. Body is dark brown and tan head. Nose is caramel, ashes. Oily texture. Sweet in the smooth finish. andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2016
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at home on a rainy late April weeknight, kind of miserable. This beer was fantastic though. Very rich, decadent sweet stout with huge chocolate and light coffee notes. Chocolate came out fantastically. Kind of a bummer that this is a special release, I would definitely imbibe in this one again. p0rkch0p (138) - Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Part of the schlafly stout sampler pack. Excellent roasted dark taste. Have to remind myself of the 8% alcohol content. Smooth an dry. So good
but gotta cut myself off so i dont feel rough in the morning.
bubblehouse (1624) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Pours pitch black with a frothy head. Had a really nice taste. Happy St Patty parade day. ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pours a lighter dark brown color with an off white ring for a head. Notes of mocha, dried dark fruits, caramel candies. Nice
crossovert (14146) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2016
355ml bottle. Black pour. This smells like guiness, taste is burnt marshmallows, herbs and raisins. hershiser2 (3834) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle. Wine warehouse. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is not strong. Taste is coffee, metal, quite bland in my opinion. Dry, yes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Pours black with light head. Has a faint coffee and vanilla aroma. A very strong coffee, vanilla, roasted malt and light chocolate taste. A dry roasted malt aftertaste. demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Good drinking beer with well pronounced rich/complex flavors and a pleasant dry finish. NAPORT89 (9) - Alabama, USA - JAN 29, 2016 does not count
The first beers I have given a perfect score on on here. I could drink this all day. Not only do I love stouts, I also love dry beers. And this is both. I love the subtle hints of chocolate, coffee and carmel. This would make a great year around beer.