deyholla (9758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Yogi’s. Poured black with a brown head that laces beautifully. Aroma is full of coffee notes with an undertone of chocolate. Flavor is overwhelmingly full of coffee notes. I understand this is what the beer is going for, but still it is overwhelming.
wmubronco1992 (688) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Pours black. Huge dark tan head that lasts forever. Unbelievable aroma of strong black coffee. Taste of coffee, bitter chocolate, and malt. Strong lacing. Serious bitter mouthfeel. Overall a tremendous beer. Sets the standard for stouts.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, dark, dark and delicious. Poured with a thick dark tan head that held pretty well. Aroma was somewhat lacking compared to the taste. The malty, coffee flavor backed up with bitter chocolate undertones are just superb. The palate is simply your morning coffee. Definitely rich coffee flavors and malty chocolate. It kills me to say this, but the best part of the beer was after I had finished it and the last little bit had started to crystalize at the bottom. The smell was spectacular! Awesome beer
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. You get aromas of chocolate and coffee, but the coffee is the dominant nose. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. The flavor lasts and the coffee stays with you for a while. Very nice stout.
hayduke (4460) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Strykzone for this superb beer. From a 12 oz bottle this poured inky black with a fat tan head that lasted a very long time and left very thick lacking rings. The nose is very rich with roasted malts giving aromas of chocolate, rip fruits and coffee. Lots of coffee. About as smooth and rich a mouthfeel as you can imagine, Flavors are dominated by the coffee, but there is still good balance leading up to a long dry bitter finish. Fantastic stuff.
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. pours like kahlua with some carbonation. Small tan head. Good carbonation takes away from some of the bite, but the chocolate and coffee are what really dominate. This could be a little sweeter, but works wel just as it is. I can see why it is rated so highly. I actually did drink it for breakfast and boy was that a great way to start my Sunday. I think next time I’ll drink it alongside a nice steak or maybe with some chocolates. Good stuff!
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great stout. If you like coffee and chocolate this is for you. Thumbs up.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 LOVE this beer. Incredibly enticing smell, like a fresh pot of dark coffee and chocolate. Better aroma then sticking my face into a bag of fresh beans. Waves of richly layered coffee and mocha flavors deliciously blend with roasted malts and oats. Full bodied, silky smooth and creamy with a dry bitter hop finish.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hearty aroma of ashes, cold coffee, chocolate, oats and more coffee/chocolate. Rich dark brown in color with a thick, frothy, dark tan head and huge layers of lacing. Looks perfect. Silky and sweet, mild bitterness coupled by a velvety finish and plenty of good lingering flavors. Tastes of bitter-sweet chocolate, dry oatmeal, coffee with heavy cream as well as some floral, green hops. Very, very good stout. I found it similar to the Peche Mortel in the aroma and flavor departments. Surprisingly easy drinker with a grand and robust flavor profile.
billdrinksbeer (18) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Black Squirrel. Pours a dark black. Thin brown head with lots of retention. Nose is lots of coffee, some dark chocolate, but mostly coffee. Really thick palette. Vaguely reminds me of a Dunkin Donuts Mocha Coolatta. I know it’s sacrilegious to compare the two, but meh. Lots of coffee and roasted malt flavor. Overall very good, but you knew that from the other 1200 ratings. I prefer the Canadian Breakfast Stout, which I think has a more complex flavor profile.