pstorvik (60) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle produced June 2005. Poured with a tight tan head having a sweet chocolatey caramel malt aroma. Full rich malt flavor with hints of chocolate. Just a hint of bitterness and well masked alcohol. I liked this better than the 12 oz bottle. If it weren’t $18 a pop I’d buy more of this to lay down.
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
looks like it should pours black with brown head. smells roasty, malty, with a tinge of sweetness and booze at the end. tastes pretty nice, but has an interesting bite at the end. hoppy for a porter, but it’s imperial, i guess... a little thin on the palate, but not bad overall.
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pint pours a viscous near black with luxuriant lasting mocha foam taking upper 3/4th of glass. Coffee roast, cocoa and vanilla bean essences carrying over in silken palate. As they gain complexity, mild heat picks up along with bright hoppy sear. Leaves generous savory coat of melded flavors. Tad discordant at first but more balanced as it approaches room temp.
Mysan_brewing (60) - - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, frothy cream coloured head. You can smell the hops and the 9,2% abv:) first taste impression is sweet, malty. The aftertaste is bitter, almost like a grapefruit. I really like that combo:) definitly a beer I will buy again the next time I find it.
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HopKitty (59) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Minimal lacing, opaque, black appearance, burnt umber when held to light. Aroma is a very subtle roasty chocolate. Taste is earthy, nutty with a bitterness that fades quickly on the palate.
NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark redish color. with little to no head to speak of. Aroma is of coffee, chocolates, malts and maybe a touch of sour cherries? Taste is very nice. Has a nice bitter front to the beer. And then mellows out to a nice, smooth coffee finish. Coaffee, malts, chocolate, a slight bitter hop taste in there to. Not to bad.
mcferc4 (59) - New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting. I was really surprised with this one. Flying Dog’s best beer, in my opinion. Very dark. Strong malts. Chocolatey roastage. Diggin’ the 9.5% alcohol. A solid brew.
Fungrim (57) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a thick brown-ish head. Surprisingly weak aroma, some roasted notes, some almost wheat-line tones, cold coffee, and some background hops. But disappointing, served too cold? Hm... Creamy body with light carbonation. Semi-sweet, with a click medium to full body with roasted black malt dominating with coffee and bitter chocolate, then leaving a long rather bitter finish. Some sugary notes is mixed with a twang of alcohol. I had this one some 8 months ago and was impressed. This time, not so much: still a good stout, but not a standout.
novedyarg (56) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2005 A dark and thick muddy brown body with a frothy dark tan head. Very hoppy aroma with a nice hint of dark chocolates. A thick malty and chocolate flavor with roasted tones that fade into a light spice hop ting at the end. What a beer for what a man.
Berserkir (56) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, poured dark with little head. Aroma and flavor of dark malts with hints of coffee and chocolate. a great beer for a great man!