MrBunn (2658) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bomber. Pour is dark brown with about a half inch of foamy head that dies quietly into the night. Aromas are of burnt cocoa and a bit of peat and smoke. Flavor is fairly empty at first and then blossoms into a kind of smoke-filled chocolate finish. Canít really tell if they hit the mark they were aiming at with this.
westknife (62) - USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of coffee, not enough chocolate, too much damn alcohol burn. Itís a decent beer but not really up to snuff, Iíve had better chocolate stouts.
travita (4754) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in color with a decent dark tan colored head. Smells of roastiness, coffee, and lots and lots of chocolate. Smells good. Taste is really roasty. Coffee and chocolate in there. Dry. Sort of bitter. Smell does not seem to match the flavor.
Dorwart (2498) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent sized brown head of fine bubbles. Light carbonation. Milk chocolate dominates the aroma with some, light coffee, roasted grains and some burnt toats. Color is a very dark brown. More chocolate in the flavor but it really takes a back seat to the dark roasted grains. Good bitterness and roastyness. Little bit on the dry side and not as sweet as expected. Finishes smooth and roasty. A pretty decent generic stout.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ABV: 8.1 %
RateBeer rating: 82
Calories: estimated at 400 C
Volume: 22 fl oz.
Glass: Weizen, English Pint
Purchased at: Joe Canalís Lawrenceville, NJ
Consumed at: home
First Impression: Aroma is nice, malty, syrupy, and dark. Visuals are absolutely black opaque body under a tan head that thins quickly. Taste is chocolate, coffee, malt, and roasty goodness. Delicious. Palate is thin, wet, and sweet. Finish is short lived and simply bitter. Second Impression - not a great beer, not overwhelming, but not bad. There are better beers for less per ounce than this one, but it was a fairly enjoyable experience.
Aroma: 7 out of 10
Visuals: 5 out of 5
Taste: 8 out of 10
Palate: 4 out of 5
Overall: 17 out of 20
DialSquare (4065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber. solid black/brown pour with a thinnish brown head. light coffee and dark chocolate aroma. smooth roasted taste then a dry bitter finish - slightly astringent. like a bitter dark chocolate. fairly drinkable though. K-7
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a black with a thin tan head. smells like roasted barley, coffee and cocca. Tastes like extra strong cocca and coffee like with a sweet and bitter after taste. On nitro it tastes like extra strong guiness.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted malt, Chocolate, and a definite vegetal aroma, also a little copper metal, taste is delightful chocolate cake batter,almost sweet with slight bitter aftertaste. chocolate impression last s for about three sips then its pretty much all bitterness
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 (Sample from June 7, 2008 Beer Club Meeting) Solid black with a dark amber tint. Beautiful brown head. Smell of coffee bean/cocoa. The flavor is light... easy to drink for such a dark and flavorful drink. Light body... love the sensations in the back of the throat. Iím highly impressed!
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(n) Solid black color. nice lasting tan head.
Nose of heavy roasted burnt bittersweet smells. Overroasted coffee and bakers chocolate.
Good flavor, follows the nose- heavy doses of roasted dark malt flavors, bitter chocolate, and some espresso. Bit much alcohol heat for the 8%, but not distracting. Flavors meld well together. A bit overdone on the carbonation, gives it a bit too much of a "zesty" character. Overall pretty good though.