dben900 (8) - richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum! 12 oz bottle at Caliente. Pours a beautiful ebony black with a nice cappucino head. Big coffee nose turns into roasted coffee flavors. Bittersweet chocolate keeps it from being too sweet and the oatmeal keeps this beer nice & smooth. All the ingredients for a great breakfast.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottles have just arrived in Kansas City! Easy on the eyes, pours a jet black with no light breaking through under a thin cap of reddish-brown head that took an aggressive pour to generate.
Aroma is so coffee-dominated that it could be described as walking through the aisle of beans in your grocery. Highlights of coffee and a hint of hops manage to sneak out past the coffee as it warms.
Not much in the way of sweetness here, just a punch in the face of blackened coffee beans and high-cocoa chocolate. Bitterness from the coffee and chocolate is met by some lightly bitter hops to make a face-scrunching brew! Oats are noticeable, but just barely. Heavy beer, not drinkable in weather over 70 degrees, but nice on a cool night.
Svesse (7848) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm) Black colour with huge, frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with loads of freshly ground coffee, slightly creamy. Malty, roasted taste with notes of heavily roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Full bodied, fairly dry, with smooth rounded moutfeel. Sensational balance. Absolutely lovely stout with an impressive coffee character.
finol (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Monks Cafe, Wallingatan Stockholm.
Pours black with a huge chocolate brown and very firm head.
Cocolate both milk and dark, coffe, burned malts and some vanilla.
hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The thickest brown head ever. Taste and smell reminds me of the chocolate drink O´boy. Bitter 80% cocoa chocolate in aftertaste. Add some cream, vanilla and stuff like that.
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz. Bottle. Have heard many good things and am pleased to say that it lives up to its billing. Jet black color with a nicely lacing layer of tan froth. Nose is predominantly espresso with some hints of bitter chocolate underneath. Big roasted flavor that is not for the faint of heart. Can’t really taste the oatmeal, but you can feel it in the texture which has a velvety creaminess. Surprisingly this beer is also very bitter and not at all sugary or sweet. Layered beneath the huge coffee grind roast character are traces of dark chocolate, charred caramel and mint. Finishes with a dry, lingering and slightly bitter flourish that makes you crave the next sip. Alcohol is extremely well disguised throughout and is pretty much unnoticeable even as the beer warms up. Love the kid on the bottle, makes me want to try this in my Cheerios tomorrow.
dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells completely like coffee. A lot of coffee in this, especially up front. This is good but too much coffee for my liking.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to cavie. poured black with a beige head and left some spotted lacing. aroma was chocolate syrup, grains, and coffee. flavor was coffee, dark roasts, and alcohol. had a medium body with some slickness to it.
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to drowland for this one. Pitch black pour with a nice tan head that rests on top of it. Gorgeous warm chocolate aroma. Some amount of roasted coffee ground also. Very nice aroma. Wow wonderful taste. Chocolate with soft coffee taste. Starbucks would be envious! Smooth mouthfeel with a roasted aftertaste that provides the right balance to the taste. I love this!
mansquito (5338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I just noticed that I had this beer multiple times, but never got around to rating it and it seems because of this beer’s fancy reputation it is quite a shame that it does not form a notch in my belt. Black beer with a nice brown head... to put it shortly as stout as stout gets. Aroma is of what we would call breakfast... coffee, oatmeal, burnt sugar, carmelized sugar, the aforementioned two things on said oatmeal... just dank overall. Dark chocolate and dark coffee go do the taste. And unlike the last rater stout is what’s for breakfast.