drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours like 40 weight and looks like it too. Very thick, foamy, tan head. Lots of lace. Nose is what label says. Very full bodied. Rich, almost totally bitter, but then goes bittersweet. Long, long finish that becomes warming. Leave sweetness on lips. Opaque. had a bottle tonight at Bodega downtown La Crosse
JoshuaB (473) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark dank midnight black hole black. Head is a beautiful creamy dark brown. Yup, sure is opaque. Aroma is awesome simply put. Smells like breakfast. Coffee and dark roast scream to the forefront, tantalizing the senses. There is also a nice nutty dry coccoa, almost a hint of hazlenut in the aroma as well. Coffee again grabs you as you take the first sip. This is not a bitter acidic coffee note, it is done wonderfully. Also ever present is a great taste of deep dark malts, with some oatmeal hiding behind them. Dry coccoa powder and smoke come into the mix, and a hint of anise as well. Finish is huge and ever lasting. I could literally taste this beer 5 minutes after a sip, not that you should wait that long between sips. The finish is dry Kona coffee,somewhat earthen. Wonderfully textured. Was expecting some more sweetness, and this beer could have used it in some places, but nonetheless, this is a top 50 that lives up to the hype.
CMUBEERMAN (421) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 I think this is way over-rated. It is heavy on the coffee, but it isnít rich at all. You can drink this with a fork? Give me a break. Tastes oily and there is no head.
sliffy (2037) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, oats, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor has a bit of a fruity sweetness at first with an intense coffee flavor. Deliciously thick, I might follow the lableís lead and go get a spoon.
demitriustown (980) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is wonderful with scents of coffee, chocolate, maple surup pancakes, oatmeal, and fresh peanuts. Exquisite taste, freshly ground coffee is most prevelant with many notes of oatmeal, dark chocolate, and dark fruit. This truly is like smelling and eating a rich breakfast. Awesome brew one of the best founders Iíve ever tried.
eboats (1081) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2005 Special thanks to Landseer for this gem! Poured black with a dark brown head. Aroma was huge coffee and roasted notes with such a pleasantly sweet chocolate. The chocolate in the aroma didnít shine through right away, but once I found it I couldnít believe how glorious it was. Sweet, scrumptious, and just plain dominant. Has a lush malty body complimented with a perfectly sweet chocolate. Coffee, oatmeal, and vanilla complimented one of the best if not the best chocolate flavor I have experienced in a beer. This was an unbelievable experience. It was my perfect balance of flavors.
biermensch (64) - USA - DEC 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and what a way to begin! A Christmas gift from my son, I enjoyed this prior to the Christmas turkey. Huge coffee aroma, with an outstanding mouthfeel. Not as much oatmeal taste as chocolate and coffee. Superbly crafted. A new favorite stout.
Kevster (340) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Happy Birthday to Me! Thanks to "Antzman" for recommending this! Bottle pours very dark with a minimal light brown head. Has a chocolate coffee aroma and the coffee taste is suberb. Iím having it for breakfast right now! Very easy to drink!
ebarnes (230) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours very dark with a small head that doesnít linger. Chocolate aroma and flavor with no bitterness or aftertaste. Very easy drinking.
TipsyMcStager (1114) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely port, fruit, chocolate aroma. Pours a very nice reddish-brown, thin head. Earthy and complex palate. Goes down easy. Sweetish wine flavours. Slight sour finish with alcohol.