Darwenus (1135) - Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours dark with metallic red highlights. Smells rich and tastes richer. Slight coffee tones, malt, mild hops and chocolate. Sweet, but not so sweet that I was sick of it before I finished the glass. There are a number of things I’d buy again before I’d buy this, but I wouldn’t object if you were to offer me one. glennmastrange (2868) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Tap. Moderate toasted, nutty and iced coffee for the malt, light herbs for the hops, light to moderate earth for the yeast, with hints of wood and vanilla. Head is small, between frothy and creamy, khaki tan with good lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily verging on creamy, with a soft carbonation and a lightly alcoholic and slightly sticky finish. Full and rich and sweet, perfect descriptors of an excellent Sweet Stout. mike67 (1197) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2012
On Tap from Joe Canal. Pours dark brown with a long lasting, thick, beige head, good amount of lacing and carbonation. Aroma is of bready, toasted malt and dark fruit. Body is full and creamy. Taste is toasted malt, bread, roasted grain, dark fruit, cacao, brown sugar and some earthy hops. Long, somewhat sweet finish. Nice, complex brew. DialSquare (5029) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Had this a few times on tap and bottle - rating from last of a six pack from Liquor Loft. Black pour with hint of red and thin tan ring. Aroma is roasty sweet malt and chocolate. Tastes are sweet vanilla, chocolate and then bitter floral. Dryish hop bitter in the afters. Drinkable stout. yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
On tap at amp 150. Pours dark with minimal whitish head. Nose is relatively minimal with some maltiness and doastiness Overall very easy drinking and relatively sweet. Lacks some complexity but is still quite nice.
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2012
This pours very dark and with a moderate head. Heavy and thick, this is rich without being too overpowering. Nice roasted flavor throughout. PorterPounder (7968) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine and Spirits (Betton) - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby red to black with a quickly fading off-white head. Chocolaty aroma with some creamy accents. Flavor is enticing with nice bittersweet chocolate, a hint of day old black cold coffee, some licorice notes. Mouthfeel has nice lactic notes, creamy and velvety. Very solid. tgncc (3132) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2012
The aroma is cream, caramel, roast, chocolate. The appearance is deep black, big tan head. The flavor is caramel, cream, chocolate, raost. The finish is sweet at first, light roast (lighter than the flavor) and light pine hops. Medium/thick in body, creamy. Pretty good. Scipio (1081) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Pours pitch black with a decent tan head. Has a chocolate aroma, with a very burnt impression. Lighter altogether. Taste is heavy in chocolate, and is extremely sweet. While good, it seems to lacking in anything further than this. Considering that this is more on the stronger side, it is very smooth. Despite this, the fact that it is as sweet as it is makes it not as easy to drink. Not really carbonated, and quite oily upon drinking. There are better stouts out there. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of cocoa, bitter dark chocolate, roast malt, some burnt notes, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. it pours a dark brown with no transparency and a one finger beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with milk chocolate, cocoa, and a hint of vanilla. The finish has some light notes of dark chocolate, roast, and coffee. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall, I remember this hitting my radar and assuming it would be a 22oz bottle that hopefully I would buy every now and then. I only bought a single, but I really like that this comes in 6-packs. As a stout fan, I can see myself drinking a good amount of this.