ByTheirLimpin (321) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2016 bagalagalaga (161) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from a bottle. It’s pretty good stuff, delivers on the malts and hint of coffee that I like in stouts.
Stout. Chocolate, roasted malt, little sharp on the tongue for a stout. Right profile, wrong mouth feel. Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2016
Bottle pour. Very rich dark brown/black with a thick tan head that shrinks to cover the top and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is roasted dark malts and coffee up front. Bits of spice is there too. Flavor is dark malts and a little bit of coffee. There are some creamy flavors and a weird underlying fruitiness to it. Not my favorite but not bad. bvbunited (72) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2016
This beer had great color and aroma but had an odd fruity taste for a stout. I would not recommend this beer tbunting75 (42) - - JUL 28, 2015
Pours jet black with off-white head. Faint roasted coffee aroma. Body is thin, fizzy, and acidic. Far too many better options out there. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2015
8 July 2015, bottle. black. nose is burnt toast and the faintest of olive (?). perhaps that is a earthy aroma instead. med/thin body and moderately fizzy. the malt is very toasted/burnt which really seems to give it olive off flavors. i don’t think this is an infection, i just think the result of the dark toasted malt and frequent acidic component of stouts somehow created the illusion of olives. trying to look past that i also taste leather and licorice. still, can’t get past the light olive taste.
sonnycheeba (6126) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with tam head. Aroma is roast and chocolate malts, prunes, and faint earthiness. Flavor matches the aroma but comes off as somewhat bland. Medium body. Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
On tap @ Beer Camp - Chicago. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of coffee grounds, roast, molasses, and brown sugar. Sweet and roasty finish. hayduke (5549) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
This was courtesy of a trade with Strykzone. Pours thick and black with a tan head. Nose of roasted malts and licorice. Medium plus body. Flavor is coffee. licorice and citrus. Finish shows some sourness. Weevo (175) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
On tap, black with thin tan head. Smoke to the nose which continues to the pallet along with some chocolate and coffee. Good beer worth having again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Near black with a very thin tan head. Light aroma of coffee and sour berry. Bitter roasted flavor with an earthy and slightly sour finish. I suspect the beginning stages of infection. Below average carbonation with creamy texture. Dull and underwhelming. Not a beer I would choose again.