shrubber85 (10263) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sweet chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Molasses and chocolate malt flavor. Nice full body. A great beer.
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a tasty stout with hintsof coffee, molasses, and yes lots odf coco/chocolate. has a nice roasted malty/hoppy taste sweet then fades to bitter. A great brew. Almost as good as the Special Double Cream Stout but not quite as smooth or chocolaty. This one goes by itself NO food needed here... it is a meal in itself !!
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with good head and some lacing. There was a heavy chocolate aroma. The taste was mostly chocolate with some hints of caramel. The chocolate was good and not that stale taste you get with some.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was a little disappointed in this one. The feel in the mouth was thinner than I was expecting, and the flavors not as robust. I enjoyed it; it’s just not one of my favorites.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer boasts an aroma resembling a creamy mocha java. This beer looks and sounds like motor oil when poured into the glass with the exception of the small almond colored head. A creamy rich taste of chocolate, coffee, toffee, malt, and mildly nutty that overwhelms the taste buds. That infusion of flavors fades leaving a sweet and mildly bitter taste lingering on the palate for minutes. This beer would defiantly satisfy the thirst of the Bolshevik philosopher on the label. This is a good beer to fill-in after the supply of Dark Lord has vanished.
rdawson321 (145) - USA - DEC 6, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black with a good sized brown head. Low aroma. Deep chocolate and heavy coffee, sweet to bitter. Complex taste which improves throughout the brew. Finishes well.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a very dark black beer. I would have to say I was impressed with the taste as well as the appearance.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 Had during a beer tasting party. Poured black and had aroma and taste of malasses. Decent but would have liked to see more out of it.
demitriustown (1181) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black with a brown frothy head. Very caramelly aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts very prevalent as well. Exquisitely complex and wonderfully warming first sip. Great Great stuff. Get some it’s an awesome experience!!!
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours black with a tan head. roasted chocolate, hops, almost seems like an oatmeal stout taste is chocolate, coffee and that oatmeal thing again. very smooth with light toasted feel to it. great beer