thomaspwrs (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a chilled 12 oz single purchased at Beckley’s liquor along route 15 in Frederick MD (near intersection with Willow Rd). Excellent deep dark pour with rich mahogany head. Head fades eventually to nothing, but very impressive in the glass. Aroma of roasted nuttiness. Taste was more chocolate than coffee when cold. Upon warming the coffee comes through more clearly. Hnts of vanilla. Body was mid to full and the feel was quite creamy. Finsh is smooth roast with plenty of coffee; no bitterness or burn. Nice work all around.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. This brew came highly recommended as a cheaper DDC Peche Mortel. Would that it were! Pours dark and grainy with only a sliver of a tan head. Body is fairly still, like flat cola. Nose has some mild roast coffee notes, but mostly chocolate notes. Body is far too thin and slick, with very little carbonation to speak of. And the flavors continue to be too sweet and chocolately, with very little coffee - at least in this bottle.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle batch 2.Black pour with a thin brown head. Scent is coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is sticky sweet with roasted coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Pours coal black with a small, fizzy, beige head. Fantastic, creamy retention – its staying power is amazing. The aroma presents boatloads of acrid espresso and hefty doses of blackstrap molasses and dark chocolate. Full-bodied and silky with tickling carbonation. The flavor offers tons of deeply roasted coffee, black malts and dark chocolate flanked by a hint of blackstrap molasses. Unfortunately, it’s about as sweet as molasses. I wish they had balanced this out more. Burnt, carbonaceous finish with acute, lingering sweetness.
erickok (2807) - Tours, FRANCE - APR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2012 A very dark brown beer with small yet thick head. Coffee, roasted nuts, earthy and dough. A stout as it should be with great amount of balanced sweetness and a lingering bitterness throughout. Pleasant stickiness. Maybe misses a little complexity in the end. Great taste throughout; highly recommended. (355ml bottle)
Dfonorow (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown/black with a thick tan head. Great lacing. Aroma of ground coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is very sweet but well balanced at the same time. Milk chocolate and vanilla at first with a roasted bitter coffee finish. Great mouth-feel, medium bodied.
Hoprider (60) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown head and a mellow coffee aroma. Now the mouthfeel and the integration af flavors and alcohol is this beers force majeure. Its so drinkable it needs a warning sign.. Anyway, all of the aromas and flavors are subtle and in great ballance. Aftertaste doesn’t get bitter or drying in any way. (batch 2)
LetsGoState (545) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark appearance with a medium brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate malts. Taste is a perfect blend of roasted chocolate and coffee with some bitterness. Overall one of the best I have had.
radioseer (297) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12 ounce bottle - tumbler glass) Pours a black color with a brown head that dissapates fast. Aroma is of vanilla oak roasted malts and coffee. Has a great coffee taste with notes of chocolate and darker malts. Has a velvet like texture and, for a stout, a suprisingly pleasant carbonation. Wish they made more of these.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Victoria Gastropub. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a color that is close to black with a thin tan head and just a bit of lacing. The nose is some roasted coffee with the tiniest hint of coffee and roasted. Mild chocolate. The taste is some moderate coffee as well without too much else going on. Medium body with decent carbonation and a slight dryness. Drinks fairly well but is just a fairly decent coffee beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-11-2010