reedcd2 (47) - USA - MAY 5, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured dark as oil. Thick, good dark tawny head. Unbelievable coffee in the taste and smell. If you donít like coffee, stay away, otherwise it is delicious. Both thick and smooth, it is very sweet but not overdone.
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer! Could use a thicker body, but then, Mona Lisa is ugly, but makes a great work of art!
railcat1 (672) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
AWESOME BEER THICK CREAMY AND VERY CHOCOLATEY BUT SMOOTH AS SILK I LOVE STOUTS AND FOUND THIS VERY PLEASING
NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to Brennan from Kahnís for the bottle. Aroma is of Strong coffee, Oatmeal and Chocolates. Just as advertised. Small redish tan head that lingers for quite some time. The darkest bee I have ever had. Solid black pour. WOW! What a flavor. First off you get very intense dark roasted coffee. Then you taste the smooth creamy chocolates. Than finally you finish off with a nice bitter oatmeal aftertaste. Thick? I donít know wether to drink it or use a spoon and eat it like....well like breakfast. Thanks again Brennan!
NYMojoMan (12) - Arden, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2006
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz. Bottle. 2 years old Absolutely every sip of this Amazing brew came on strong with all flavors of Oatmeal, Coffee, and Chocolate as promised. Just like the westie 8 each flavor melts in on your tongue as it fades away into the next flavor. Thanks Jason for this rare bottle. I will continue to dream of it until I can get some more
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle into Duvel tulip, once again thanks to cquiroga, my beer pimp, summer 2005. Dope. First of all, itís beautiful: opaque black as expected; head is dark reddish tan and fizzy, producing spotty lace of uniform bubble size. Racing is amazing, deep and elegant. The flavors and smells blended sweetness with dry earthiness, a great counterpoint of two usually distinct stoutish qualities. Dry baking cocoa melds with creamy milk chocolate and slightly burnt coffee roast in the nose. The flavor begins as melted smooth dark chocolate, coating the mouth with semi-sweet opulence, then belying sticky coffee character which comes on full-bore at the beginning of the finish. Right before the finish, a slight acidity tingles on the sides of the mouth. Long after the swallow a slight roasty tang emerges. Delicious beer.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to OhioDad for this brew. Aroma is a ton of coffee, butterscotch, caramel, chocolate, with a hint of hazelnut. Body is black, no head forms. Taste is coffee, chocolate and caramel. Pretty good brew, but could use a thicker body.
temporrari (377) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 Pours damn dark, opaque in the glass. Aroma is huge of cold coffee. Yep, thatís right folks, cold ass coffee. There is a little chocolate in there too. But, if you were to brew a pot of coffee, let it get cold, it would smell a lot like this beer. And that isnít a good thing. So, itís mostly a wet coffee bean aroma. And the flavor isnít much better. Cold coffee my friends, with a touch of chocolate. Who likes cold coffee? Not me. And the body on this is a little thin. Lacks any kind of silky luscious mouth feel. I can almost feel the grounds in my mouth. This doesnít blend the coffee flavors into the beer, it puts them right at the front. That just doesnít work. This is no Speedway Stout, which masterfully blends the coffee flavors into the beer striking a great flavor balance. This is just ruined by way too much coffee. And I love coffee. I just like my coffee hot.
UnsofistaCat (228) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black, not much head. Coffee, as one might expect, but also a little roasted malt. I had this a couple weeks ago and havenít got around to rating it until tonight. Pretty good stuff.
Brigadier (2610) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2006 12 oz bottle
Pours very dark but not as thick as some imperial stouts. For a sweet stout, however, this is definitely the darkest and thickest pour Iíve ever had.
It smells like chocolate, oatmeal and fresh ground coffee beans (fresh off of the bushes of the Kona Coffee Company). The first impression is very thick but overwhelmingly much like straight black coffee. After getting past that, there is a slight taste of chocolate and oatmeal (no suprise there) with some subtle liquid smoke. Initially it comes across as too bitter but eventually mellows into something more enjoyable. By the time it starts to fade, the balance of flavors is perfect. I donít know that I would have this one that often because of the taste but I can see why it is so highly rated.