Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 12oz, courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de café espresso, de chooclat noir (notes de chocolat au lait), de malt assez rôti, moyen de houblon herbeux avec des notes de crème et des traces réglisse noire. Ronde-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture riche et crémeuse. Notes de chocolat au lait et de crème (faibles notes lactiques) accompagné de traces de réglisse noire et de levures fruitées (notes de mûres, de raisins et de prunes) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute très rapidement un goût amer de malt très rôti (brûlé) et de chocolat noir (traces de mélasse sucrée) parallèlement à un goût de café espresso corsé qui est présent jusqu’en finale où l’on retrouve un léger goût de houblon herbeux ainsi que des notes de noix asséchantes et d’alcool doux. Post-goût très long et un peu sec, amer de café, de rôti, de chocolat noir et léger de houblon herbeux avec des notes d’alcool doux.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to bu11zeye for this gem. Pours a black color with a nice tan head. Roasted malty coffee aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Long roasted malty coffee finish with hints of chocolate. Very nice!
jrob21 (2286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one has been sitting in the fridge for a while and i’m not sure why i pulled it out now other than the fact it had been staring at me asking me to drink it for so long. Pours like any other stout black with a minimal brown head. Completely opaque. Big coffee aroma. Getting some licorice in there as well. Coffee and melted milk chocolate flavors are delectable. Slight hop flavoring to balance all the crazy ass malt out. This is one of the more entertaining impy stouts i’ve had in a while.
ilovedarkbeer (2184) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 Pours a think jet black color with the darkest brown poofy head I have ever seen. Smells like a cup of fresh roasted coffee. The mouthfeel is so soft and the finish has no alcoholic bite at all. This is like a cup of to dark coffee and chocolate. Taste is intense roasted with a lasting chocolately finish. It does not get much closer to perfect than this.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pitch black pour with almost no head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is coffee, coffee coffee. Alcohol is fairly strong. Pretty good, but nothing about this beer really grabbed my attention.
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I served this at cellar temperature into my DFH snifter. It pours jet black with a very thin mocha head that falls quickly. The aroma is all strong coffee and dark chocolate. There is also some sweetness in the background. The taste is really powerful. The coffee just smacks me in the face and brings its friends roasted and dark chocolate to work me over also. The dark chocolate lingers beyond the rest of the flavors and there is some sweetness as well. I expected a bit smoother flavor from the oatmeal, but it wasn’t there. This is a good beer but certainly not a session beer.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a loose quick black with dark caramel head. sweet chocolate, prominant coffee aroma, sweet front with coffee middle and slight bitter finish. good and smooth, loose palate, very well balanced and complex, good stuff.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2008 This brew pours black as night. Creamy head, Very smooth and drinkable, for a higher abv, heavy looking brew, Lots of great coffee taste. one of the best coffee brews out there
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 29, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2007 I woke up this mornin and somethin was stormin inside of me. A dark walk through a black fruity oatmealcoccoforest.Before i likd coffee I mixed a packahe of swiss mix in it every morning. I i had this beer then, i would have been an alchy.
Breakfast for breakfast lunch dinner & dessert
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle and served in a snifter. This beer poured a deep, dark brown with a thin, tan head that quickly diminished into a few lingering bubbles. A small amount of slippery lace was left around the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, and some charred malts. The flavor consisted of strong coffee, oats, charred malts, molasses, and a touch of smoke. Not overly complex, as the coffee tends to dominate, but still delicious. The mouthfeel was full-bodied but not overly heavy or filling. The carbonation level was minimal. Very drinkable for the style. A really nice beer that was as enjoyable to smell as it was to drink. A must try for coffee or stout lovers.