Darwenus (1041) - Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body is a milk chocolate brown, and it pours with a medium. creamy looking head. The aroma is rich and sweet, but not too much so. There’s kind of a latte smell to it that I liked, but it might have been what my mind decided to detect, given that there’s coffee in the brew. The flavor is nice, kind of a bitter coffee bite up front and then a very smooth finish. It’s not a complex beer, it kind of plays it’s whole hand in the first few sips, but it is a winning hand.
gripweed57 (1519) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ouounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a large rocky tan head. Subtle roasted malt nose hints at chocolate and coffee. Flavor is espresso and bittersweet chocolate. Slightly earthy with sweet notes. Full bodied with a chewy mouthfeel. Finishes with bitter, spicy hops. A very good coffee stout.
Tayeth (626) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2017
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Geruch nach Schokolade, Beeren und Rotwein sowie Tabak. Geschmack leider nicht so voll und rund sondern eher kantig, sehr bitter und kratzig im Abgang.
unclefrito62 (225) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Hints of chocolate and coffee for the aroma. Pitch black in color. Sweet, taste of bitter chocolate. Smooth on the palate with a little after bite. Overall this is above average stout.
partchapol (112) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drink from bottle. Smell of coffee, hop. Taste of coffee, smooth, tannin at finish. Good but quite plain, not complex.
bnokk (516) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2016
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
super dark. Hear is surprisingly light.
pretry plain. Not much coffee in it.
gueuze (924) - - OCT 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Schwarz, lichtundurchlässig. Geruch leicht säuerlich und röstig. Im Geschmack dann bitter zum Ende. Sehr gutes Mundgefühl. Leicht alkoholisch. Mit mentholähnlichem Nachgeschmack.
PorterPounder (7730) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boardman, OH - on tap at Magic Tree Pub and Eatery. Motor oil like black pour, sticky mocha colored head, nice rings of lacing. Nice espresso accents and a touch of cocoa in the aroma. Solid flavor, fresh brewed coffee, baker’s unsweetened chocolate, a touch of tobacco and oak in the back end. Nice, thick mouthfeel.
Michael27 (1543) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh from the tap in the Monterey Bar. Full dark with nice foam head. Interesting rosty taste. Light bitterness at least.
olio (9864) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ Tammela Vintage Tasting. Thanks lusikka! BBE 11.07.2016.
Pours dark brown color with a small off-white head. Cocoa and coffee on the nose, licorice, burnt malts. Flavor is coffee and bitter malts, cocoa powder, sweetish caramel. Quite dry, not overly sweet, very nice coffee brew.
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle @ Tammela Vintage Tasting. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of rich roastiness, coffee and some caramel. Flavour of dark rich roastiness, some herbal notes, espresso, a bit of grassy bitterness and mild sweetness. Medium bodied. Quite long, harsh, grainy finish. I’m not sure if this is fresh enough.