watson1977 (2362) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown/black with a thick mocha head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma is big and roasty with lots of dark fruit...fig, plum...a bit boozy. Flavor follows suit and adds some burnt notes...very roasty, very hoppy...nice bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is burnt and bitter...very dry and lingering, warming.
Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours black with a medium dark tan head that diminishes slowly to a film. Rings of lacing on the glass. Notes of burnt malt, coffee and caramel in the nose. Medium body with a roasty character and flavors of malt, black coffee and fruity hops. The finish is moderately dry with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Solid beer all around.
WVHouseofBeer (706) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A quaint roasted malt and burnt office-coffee nose rises from a picture perfect pitch black body. A tannish head laces well down the glass and a palate of coffee, mild chocolate, and noticeable hops packs a punch. Personally I thought the flavor could have been a bit more credible, as the beer does so many things well but lacks in that "a-ha" moment when tasting. Easily one of if not the best FXS that Iíve had, the Zatek 2011-A is an exception to this oft-overlooked style. Just donít overlook this brew.
Darkover (1499) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice and some dark fruits. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness, with coffee and roasted malts, full body, thick feel, average carbonation.
douglas88 (4602) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. I think that Foreign Extra Stout is basically my favorite thing ever, so when it is done right itís great! Pours a totally black hue with a medium light beige head. A sweet nose of ash, caramel and plum. The flavor is lovely; sweet cocoa and caramel, light citrus hops, some fruit, dry ash and roast. Certainly some bitterness in the finish pushing this towards a hoppy brew, lingering coffee in the tail. Some metallic bite. Lovely.
Lowe1983 (1297) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, slight citrus hops. Flavor is stronger of the roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Slight bitterness on the finish.