anders37 (19534) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a creamy tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty creamy chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of coffee.
bhensonb (12587) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells toasty, but lightly so. Deep brown, with a head that ran away at once. Starts with toasted malt, develops some sweetness, followed by a hint of sour, and not a lot of bitterness. There is something uncommon, and I guess that’s the cream aspect. Very smooth mouthfeel, but there’s a slight burst of sour, if you swish it around. This is really something that stands alone. The aftertaste is a combination of sour and bitter - but low levels, and it’s just very good and uncommon.
argo0 (12315) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Brown-black body with creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cream, roasty coffee, light chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, cream, coffee, light chocolate. Smooth medium body.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a descent-sized tan head and fair lacing. Aroma of chcolate and roasted malts. Flavor of coffee and dark chocolate with a dry, carbonated mouthfeel.
Ratman197 (11368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear deep dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and hints of carmel and charcoal. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, bitter chocolate and hints of vanilla and charcoal with a smooth lingering charcoal finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
black, thin tan head, drops of lace, sweet lactose and vanilla aroma, creamy body, sweet roasted flavor, touch of vanilla, light chocolate, astrengent bitterness eventually shows up and ruins the show, and then some dry stout sourness
Score: 2.7 to 3.1
same sweet milk and vanilla aroma, rich chocolate flavor, none of the astrengency or sourness, rich flavor and very drinkable
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brewdad, thanks for the extra! Porus a dark brown with a small/medium tan head. Aroma has nice roasted notes with chocolate, and some notes of heavy whipping cream. Flavor has some sweetness, chocolate, roasted malt and a slight sweet coffee finish. Good beer.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a pitch black stout with a creamy, huge head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavour has a nice, but rather pronounced bitterness and notes of chocolate, a light, smooth sweetness, coffee and licorice. It’s a nice stout with a relatively low ABV and a lot of flavour - I like that. Thank you After4ever/Tom for this one, that I had on my wish list!!! 2063
hopscotch (10133) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... NTB Ernesto Festo ’06... Drank this one while checking out the beach around 10 AM, September 1st. The beach, from the dune to low-tide water (80 yards) is completely flat, damp and hard. Looks like khaki-colored glass. Surreal... post WWIII looking. Dry sand blowing up the beach (south to north) like snow blowing across the highway during a cold, dry winter storm. Eerie, but cool looking! Anyway, the brew... it pours pitch black with a small, fizzy, light brown head. Very rich, chocolaty nose with lots of toasted nuts and heavy molasses. The flavor matches the aroma with an additional touch of caramel. Nearly full-bodied and very creamy with lively carbonation. Toasty, moderately bitter, lightly tangy finish. Better than expected. Thanks kenb!
hopdog (9990) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. This one poured all head. Settled into a dark reddish / brown color. Aromas of chocolate, roast, light caramel and light smoke. Tastes of bitter chocolate, roast and coffee.