shadey (2142) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2014
12oz bottle. Black pour, thin head. Aroma is a nice roast and dark chocolate flavor. Easy to drink and tasty. mike5326 (1773) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small tan head. Slight sour Roasted malt aroma. Medium malt and pepper with a roasted finish.
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Pours dark brown and cloudy, small frothy head and short-lived lacing. Licorice aroma, but bitter dark chocolate on the buds. I like this beer. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Bottle: Nearly black with some deep-brown shining through the very top, capped with a thick, beige head that leaves nice lacing behind. Aroma is too mild... Some roasted/toasted grain & malt with a nebulous, non-fitting fruity note of faint white grapes & raisins... Strange. Taste has roasted malt, light brown sugar & some toffee, but there’s a strange, almost tangy dark fruit presence that doesn’t really fit. Raisin, black currant, but almost too tangy & tart without a big enough dark-malty presence to account for it. Hint of burnt wood chips in the aftertaste. Weird stout, not my favorite. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a dark brown/almost black cool with a small frothy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, ash, caramel, and a light nuttiness. Taste ashtray, burnt malts, caramel, and nutshells. Mouthfeel is thin and watery.
annunz123 (962) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Molasses, nuts, and some spice in the aroma. Bready, nutty flavor with some roast coffee bitterness in the finish. Tasty and easy drinking--I liked this a lot better than I expected given the other ratings I saw. Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
I enjoy a good dry stout, but this is not one of them. Very thin, watery like chocolate or coffee flavorings to offset the astringent bitterness. jcnielsen (3413) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Sweet, roasted, slight nutty aromas. Dry, roasty, slight ash flavors. A somewhat mediocre stout. jefcon (1906) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pitch black in the glass with aromas of toast, chocolate malt and cookie. Lots of coffee on the palate, with a light and short finish. A hint of sweetness, but most of the malts are a bit beery to really make the most of the rich coffee element of the flavor profile. bytemesis (8808) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Tap. Pours deep ruby black, small creamy brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, cigarettes. Flavor follows, light sweet, light bitter, roasty, a bit burned. Fairly light body, a bit watery. Not bad, but nothing special.