goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro @ Spuyten Duyvil. Poured a mostly black color with a creamy beige head. Tons of milk chocolate. Like Nestle Quick chocolate milk. It give ST Choklat a run for its money. The flavor had more of a bitter-sweet chocolate. The finish dries out with a mild-moderate bitterness. Creamy mouth feel with a light nitro body. I almost gave the aroma a 10.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro pour at Spuyten. Looks good- takes a while to settle, long lasting frothy creamy grayish white head and great lacing. Aroma is sweet with toasted marshmellow, vanilla cream, sublte milk chocolates and a doughy yeast character- very pronounced despite the nitro factor. Flavo ris a bit more intense and loaded with vanilla bean, velvety ligth milk chocolates, almost essence of chocolate- some vanilla- buttery oakiness as well with some light charry roastiness in the middle, then subsides and becomes very smooth and almost slick in the end. Towards the end of the glass though, I was actually getting a little sick of the flavor and the body become a bit hard to take down- it wasnt thick at all, but it was a bit slick. This is a really good stout, but somehow I feel like I was expecing a bit more I guess.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro tap at Spuyten. Fantastically mellow aroma, tons of vanilla and loose bitter chocolate, creamy, a little chalky. The mouthfeel is perhaps a bit loose and thin from the nitro, unfortunately, but clean vanilla notes made this an exceptionally smooth and rewarding drinking experience. I feel if this were not nitro though it could be truly world class.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 on tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Black in color with a small to medium creamy light brown head. Aroma: great which suprised me somewhat since it was poured off of nitro- a ton of chocolate, and moderate amount of roast. The chocolate has a fresh from the oven brownie character- extremely good. The taste is also excellent with all of that aforementioned chocolate as well as a nice roasty coffee- the body is very creamy and full with light touches of vanilla cream, a bit sweet but always kept in check and perfectly balanced by the roasted and chocolate malt. This finishes with alot of lingering dry chocolate, and a good deal of roasty bitterness. This was a phenomenal stout!
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Spuyten. Black pour with thin tan head, nitro. Aroma is cocoa powder, but I always find it difficult to get much aroma from beers on nitro. Flavor is chocolate, some roasted matl, and much like amore aggressive young’s double chocolate. Smooth palate with a bitter finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Spuyten. Small head with a huge coffee aroma. Flavor is smooth like chocolate milk. A bit smoky and roasty. As good of a stout that’s out there.
rodenbach99 (2943) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 en fût au DDC. bière noire onctueuse avec une mousse épaisse, brune et durable, goût prononcé de café, finale trop amère à mon goût, ce qui rend le produit moins intéressant.
GRM (2797) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught, 12 ounces, at Dieu du Ciel!, savoured on July 28 2007; eye: opaque, black, no effervescence, tiny beige head; nose: roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, acridness; mouth: roasting, acridness, cocoa, vanilla, finale in roasted malt with a light acridness, medium body, light acridness; overall: fine
Fût, 12 onces, chez Dieu du Ciel!, savourée le 28 juillet 2007; oeil : opaque, noire, pas d’effervescence, petite mousse beige fugace; nez : torréfaction, cacao, vanille, côté âcre; bouche : torréfaction, âcre, cacao, vanille, finale en malt torréfié avec une légère âcreté, corps moyen, légèrement âcre; en résumé : bien
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2007-09-22, 7-3-7-3-14=34
Black color. Phenolic aroma, sweet, roasted malt. Medium body strength, but round, with a unique flavor of dark chocolate. Monodimensional, good, not impressive.
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2007-09-21, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Black color. Strong aroma of medium chocolate. Sweet flavor, medium-light body, very strong chocolatey flavor (reminds me the chocolate Easter eggs), original. Good.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the brewpub - oh god, I can’t believe how amazing this beer is. Appeared the perfect shade of pure obsidian - blacker than black, none more black - with the perfect tan head. Aroma is totally awesome - big notes of roasted malt, dry cocoa powder, sweet vanilla and some plum. Flavour much the same along with some whiskey and a slightly lactic finish. Really robust and thick, something that I find lacking in a lot of "stouts". Really big body here. Perfect. Palate is wonderful with chocolate at the front of the mouth that segues into a sweet vanilla and there’s a touch of warming alcohol in the throat. Perfect. That’s a lot of "perfects" and this one nearly is.....