Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Nearly black body with small charcoal head. Nose was of buttery molases and hints of candied syrup. At first the moutfeel was thinner than I expected, although right on for a stout. Nut, chocolae, java, and butter flavor with no alch retention, very smooth and balanced.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The perfect session stout! I’d killed off half this thing within 5 minutes... rich, creamy, chocolately... this thing really goes down well. Well balanced, well made.
shrubber85 (10564) - 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.