arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black, healthy head. Smells malty and tastes like it has a touch of cocoa. Not a bad stout and a nice change from all these high gravity stouts everyone seem to make these days. Solid beer and I’m glad my cousin brought it to me and I wish I had a bottle of the old chez monieux to follow it up..
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-14-2008 02:37:30
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Pours a solidly opaque black hue, head is full of off-white biog bubble that dissipates to a relatively thin layer, lacing is moderate on the glass
S- Nose is big-time dominated by huge coffee flavors, this is as close to a cup of java that I can think of, tons of roast and a surprising absence of any other malts or hops, i hope you like coffee!
T- Initial taste is unsurprisingly dominated by bitter and roasty coffee flavors, some slight hops peek through, but this is totally java-forward
M- Light-to-medium bodied, watery texture, light carbonation
D- Very easy-to-drink stout at 5%abv, this is definitely a good match for coffee lovers (everyone else will be less impressed), there are more solid options in both the Stout and Alpine categories (hopefully)
bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Very dark color with minor ruby hilites. Decent tan head. Aromas of chocolate and darkly toasted malt. Medium plus body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is harsh coffee, some chocolate, and a solid toasted malt. Very nice stout.
alexsdad06 (8233) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a medium sized beige head. I had to work to get what little aroma there was. Dark malt, cocoa, and coffee. The flavor had what can best be described as a roasty sourness. This was a bit burned with too much carbonation. Perhaps this was too old and was on the way downhill fast? Needless to say, I expected more.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at The Local. Dark black beer with a creamy tan head. Aroma is lightly roasty with a fairly prominent cocoa and chocolate nose. A light toasted malt character and a bit of herbal hoppiness as well. Good light sweetness and a touch of sweet maltiness through the middle. Lingering sweetness, chocolatey with a good balance of roast and sweetness.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Hophead22. Poured dark brown/black with nice head. Aroma is sweet and caramel. Taste is nice and light with roasted malts, chocolate, maple, and caramel.
GMCC2181 (1582) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by wolf. Black in color, decent head. Sweet aroma, but the taste is roasted malts with a touch of maple that gives it a sweetness. Also chocolate and caramel. Texture is lighter for a stout which is a change up. Overall a pretty good stout.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour a wonderfully rich black with a good cream head. Nose is very appealing, almost spoiled smelling. Lots of malt flavors, caramel and maple comes through as a nice pair. Thin, medium bodied, and refreshing on the palate. A mild bitter finish. A good beer. thin feel, thin feel, astringent,
thewolf (11875) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thank you, myrup]
Pours deep chestnut brown, almost black. a big, creamy beige head. Aroma has lots of roasted malts, good fruitiness - some black currants, dark chocolate, doughy malts, light liquorice. Highish carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Flavour starts off with a fresh, zesty, tartness, lots of black currants. Then the beer turns drier and more stout’ish. Lots of chocolate, soft roasted malts and dry coffee in the finish. Very refreshing, long aftertaste.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@BlindTastingSession. Aroma of black currant, coffee, black roasted malts and black chocolate. Dark ruby color, light brown head, good lace. Light but increasing sweetness, fruity sourness, nice steady bitterness. Red berries, black currant and chocolate. I don’t think this refreshing sourness is supposed to be there (but the bottle wasn’t that old, just a couple of months) but it did suite very well.