tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Bottle: Super deep; essentially black, huge and frothy tan head that lasts forever; chunky lacing left all over the glass. Aroma is light grassy hop, earthy wood, roasty malt, dark cocoa notes, a touch of nuttiness, and very very timid dark fruits. Taste is chocolate malt forward with a light nutty, earthy, and woodsy character. Some light milky notes, enough to balance the roast nicely. Good amount of hops, not enough to distract. Mouth feel could be thicker, but overall I really enjoyed the flavors of this one. burg326 (5569) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
22 ounce bottle shared at Berliner bask
H, poured a dark black color with aromas of chocolate, roast, light chalk, and some licorice. Flavors follow suit, solid stout overall, would easily drink again. Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bomber at C&G with Scott and everyone. Pours black with spiderweb head the leaves minor lacing that stays for a while. Aroma of light malt. Taste is smooth mild chocolate mild malt. Finish is medium and great. Very we'll balanced beer delicious! arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of chocolate, toffee, lactose, hints of orange, slight pine and grass, hints of roast and dark cherry. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, some coffee, caramel, toffee, hints of dark cherry, orange, hints of grass, finishing roasted, slight sweetness. Pretty nice. sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Pitch black. Pretty golden bubbles up top. A little cold to be smelling it, i’ll come back to that. But it’s a bit chalky and chocolatey. Flavor is straightforward smoked malts. Quite balanced flavor profile, front to back. Alcohol well hidden. a bit creamy like a lactose stout. Hint of cooked vegetables.... That’s a new flavor suggestion from the site. A lot better than stuff like Edmund Fitz to my preference. A bit on the thin side for what otherwise seems like an impy. not really fair to call it a stout probably. Good show.
Beardaxe (293) - - AUG 4, 2013
Just ok. Reviewing after the fact but it did not seem like a stout. More like a black IPA. Citrusy and piney. Lacking depth and roast.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JulienHuxley (5877) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle. Pretty, opaque black pour with lacy tan foam. Very hoppy, hop forward stout, almost a Balck IPA, light chocolatey notes, roasted grain. Flavor is quite hoppy, chocolaty sweetness, light fruity notes as well, a hint of booze. Well carbed palate, full bodied. JaBier (8112) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Big hop nose with additional notes of roasted malt and chocolate. Malty and smoky flavor with a bitter grassy hop finish. Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing a bottle during his 50th birthday bash. Pours jet black with a medium thick foamy tan head that dissipates slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, chocolate and resiny hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good all around. brokensail (16601) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle courtesy of GT. Thanks! Black pour with a khaki head. Herbal and piney hop aromas along with plenty of roasted malt, licorice, and dark chocolate. Some burnt sugar, caramel, and a hint of smoke. Bitter and hoppy flavor. Tons of pine and woody herbs. Roasted malt, char, licorice, and burnt sugar. Dark chocolate and some coffee, light malt sweetness.