markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Thanks to burg326 for sharing this one at Berliner Bash. Pours a toxic sludge brown-black with a tan head. Nose is dark malts, roasted malt, some black coffee, some bitterness, and a hint of molasses. Flavor is similar with roast, black coffee, some hoppy bitterness, and slight molasses. A medium bodied, roasty and bitter stout. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Black pour, tan head. Good retention/lace. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast, bread. Taste is chocolate, roast, coffee, a bit chalky, pine. Palate is soft, creamy, light bitter finish. Dented81 (3) - USA - JUN 1, 2013 does not count
Bomber bottle. Guinness glass. Nice head and retention, with a decent lacing. Deep dark color. Hop nose with hefty resins. Pine is really all over this. Fades into a woody saw dust taste with a chocolate and slight coffee finish. DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours black with a big, tan head that dissipates into a cap. Had a mild aroma, which included roasted malts and citrus notes. Taste is heavily bitter, what a shocker from FFF, and the roasted malt flavor in the middle. Medium bodied beer which leaves a long grapefruit finish. In a blind taste test, I would think this was a Black IPA. AirForceHops (7676) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2013
22oz. Bottle. Pitch black pour in my Allagash chalice. Nose is all pine hops witcfaint chocolate hiding underneath. Flavor is all resin hops with a very faint traces of chocolate. How can they call this a stout? It taste like a very piney hoppy Black.IPA. meh
AdamChandler (5150) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Pours light black. Nice head. Pine cone on the nose. Espresso and grapefruit. This is a black IPA. Not a stout tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Pour is a dark black with a little bit of red around the edges, and a light mocha head. Lots of toasted malt on the nose, roasted coffee, some light floral hoppy notes coming through and some milk chocolate. More dark coffee comes through on the taste, there’s a nice hop bite to it as well, some nice toasty malt, and hints of chocolate. Well rounded, medium bodied. Quite tasty. Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Black oour with minimal tan head. Dark, malty with hop, and some soy sauce. Taste is lighlty roasty and smooth with some chocolate. Easy drinking. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thick tan cap. Nose is grass, pine and coffee grounds. Holy crap! First sip is creamy then it smacks you with a bitter, zesty tang, almost like a seltzer. Veins of syrupy sweetness add to an already impressive mouth trip. Taste a similar explosion of pine, kiwi and coffee mellowing into mocha and plum. Lingering spicy finish. Kick ass stout. allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Dark brown pour with a fine tan head. Lots of lacing left on the snifter.
Aroma is grassy hops, a hint of roasty malt. A little floral as the beer warms up.
Flavor is roasty malt sweetness balanced by a nicely bitter hop finish. A little bit of grassy floral hop flavor in the finish. Some lemony notes.
Mouthfeel is a little thin, medium carbonation. Slightly astringent finish.
Very enjoyable. Not what I would call world class. The thin mouthfeel detracted from the overall quality of the beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.