dnstone (2272) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black and tastes of chocolate covered espresso beans. I also noticed very slight banana undertones, probably from the yeast.
MadIndian (2509) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing. Bold black pour with huge aromas of roast, coffee and chocolate.
Taste matches the aroma, but the coffee flavor is really good and there is hitns of smoke and wood. Great!
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, but sadly too cold served by the brewer himself :-) Black color with small head. Lots of nice coffee flavor. From my Backlog
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of dark chocolate, bitter coffee, spicy, some burned sugar, molasses. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, bitter, some dark fruity hints, coffee, touches of cherries with some astringency on the finish.
Chalsk (1088) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. Aroma of coffee and caramel with some dark fruit underneath. Has a sweet coffee taste with some nice chocolate notes on the finish. Smooth and tasty.
holdenn (2085) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Hopcat in the summer of 09. A black pour with a huge head. Raw coffee aroma. The fresh roastedness comes through over the course of sampling. Chocolate roasted malt flavors. Lightly sweet. Chocolate coffee finish.
maneliquor (3365) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best brooklyn beer on tap at the blind tiger so far. Typical black pour with a small tan head. Bitter coffee and dark chocolate are quite standard on the nose. Much more comes out on the taste. Dark chocolate and thick fudge combine to make a very long lingering finish. Loving it
italianjohn (2411) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour tan head ... roasted and coffee aroma .... chocolately and sweet fruity/roasted coffee taste ... a very sweet brew with a bitter roasted finish ... not as intense as i expected but a good brew .... thought it would have way more roasted coffee flavor
vtafro (4057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Light coffee and chocolate malt aroma and flavors. Coffee could br more pronounced.
Nickls (1902) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Old BA rate - cask)
Jet black color, and almost looks like oil in a glass. Very thin, tannish head. Dry-roasted coffee aroma, some booze sneaks in as well but not overwhelming. Not much else outside the coffee. Like the aroma, the coffee characteristics shine through. Alcohol is better hidden in the taste and doesn’t detract from the flavor. Just a hint of bittersweet chocolate among the roastiness. Thinner than it looks, but quite a decent body on this one. Very muted carbonation (expected for style AND on cask). Think the cask suits this brew well. Deceptively drinkable given the weight. Very coffee-forward
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours ink black with no head. roasty, espresso and toasted nuts. body is a bit thin and finishes with some gross astringency. Coffee flavor is not as intense as some other stouts, but I think the caffeine made my heart palpitate a bit.