PhillyCraft (8198) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2017 mcberko (19866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of grassy hops, dark roasted malt, and some mild dry cocoa powder. Flavour is quite full for being only 6.5%, with dry cocoa powder, some milky qualities, some dry roast, but keeps bringing me back to milk chocolate / caramel qualities, Quite full-bodied for the strength, finishes slighty sweet and milky, with a slight hop kick. Solid stout.
Backlog. Bottle in 2011 with Shaun and Pat. pours a black shade with thin head. Not much lace. Notes are hickory, brown sugar, espresso bean, overly roasted malt, licorice, and mocha. Really dry in the finish. papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2017
Appearance: Nice cola-colored body with massive light brown head and a nice cascading effect.
Smell: As i was pouring, aroma was already all around. Dried fruits but the major coffee and cocoa kicks in. Smell a little like fresh-brewed coffee but more roasted than bitter. Some hops in there for good measure.
Taste: Sweet chocolate, very strong taste. Not as roasted as the smell, more on the malt side. A good hop presence near the middle to the end. Coffee in there also. Very good balance between sweet & bitter. Quite harmonious.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth & milky. Rather low carbonation but very good body (medium). Literally wants to stay in my mouth.
Thechasm442 (1006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Draft. Black with an average tan head. Aroma is coffee grounds, cocoa, and dark roasted malts. Taste is espresso, cocoa, and a little vanilla. Average thickness and dry on the finish. baraciisch (3440) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Dark black in color...Aroma of light roasted malt notes, oats, light coffee... Flavor is lots of dark fruits, raisins, overripe fruits, dark roasted malts, oats... dry finish... Great beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone b3shine (9267) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Draft to taster at The Pint Room. Looks good; a translucent cherry cola with foamy mocha head. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, caramel, roast, and piney hops. Tastes like it smells, but less piney, and a touch floral. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Solid, but smells better than it tastes.
Christpuncher (3215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Super tasty stout. Very dry and coffee flavored. Easy to drink. Pours dark brown with a tan head bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Black pour from bottle at home. No head. Has a mild whiskey aroma with cocoa and fruity notes. good shit boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bomber shared with brian sara pledge lamont Dallas. ..pitch black pour with kaki head. .good shit thomashall (1249) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours dark brown with big head. Smell of roasted wood and malts. Taste of strong roasted malts. Smooth finish. Good beer. ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
October 25, 2014 - bottle at Darkness. Dark brown pour with big head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt and hops. Relatively smooth and mild bitter finish.