DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Re-rate 2/18/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market. Thanks zvikar. Black with a light brown head. Great roasty aroma full of coffee beans and a bit of dark chocolate. Slightly sweetish flavor with some dark chocolate, mild smokiness and bitter roasted coffee beans. Rather full-bodied. Very good. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8
(10/13/08) Draught at Map Room in Chicago. Opaque black-colored with a medium light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee beans. Sweet roasty flavor with some Turkish coffee and finishes with lingering bitterness with roastiness and some herbal notes. Rather full-bodied. A very good Stout. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8
TheAlum (6240) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goblet poured draft at Flossmoor Station Brewpub. I jumped at the opportunity to try this draft and save my two bottles for trading / cellaring. Pours an opaque black pour with brown foamy head in the standard goblet. Aromas are very nice: cocoa, coffee, and chocolate with a touch of roasted malt. Sweetness evident. Initial is a wonderful serious but not overly sharp mix of chocolate and coffee, even a bit of mocha even. Some of the sharper coffee bitterness is evident in the body and finish with some subtle yet flavorful roasted malt characteristics. Oatmeal sweetness works into the body part way into the goblet. A very flavorful stout with a touch of warming booze on the back end and the lingering coffee with a touch of chocolate. Very nice. Cheers!
MrMugs (30) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle purchased at Corral Liquors in Granite City Il
As I poured it, I was reminded that I need to change the oil in my truck. Very minimal head.
I’m usually not that good at defining the smells and tastes of the beers I drink, but this one made it easy...Coffee, coffee, coffee and chocolate!
I’ll be buying more.
Drake (10513) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of ucusty. Thanks! Thick, viscous dark brown pour. Lots of coffee and bitter roasted malts in the aroma. Smooth coffee notes in the taste on top of bitter roasted malts and light smoke. Medium bodied.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
<b>Big thanks to Swolf3 for my 100th rating</b>
12oz bottle. Pours black as night with a thin beige collar and some very nice lacing. Aromas of coffee, coffee, chocolate, roasted/burnt malts, and some more coffee. Flavor is a nice rich mouth full of coffee grounds, milk chocolate, lactose, and roasted coffee, and roasted malts. Smooth, silky and easy drinking!
biznizness (1138) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had heard so much about this beer, and it actually didn’t disappoint. Really, a fantastic combination of flavors. Go out of your way for this one.
malrubius (2098) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle split in pint glass. Black with lasting brown head and lace. Dark roasted coffee chocolate aroma. Very dark roasted coffee bitter chocolate with mild dark fruit some earth and smoke and mild bitterness with mild fruity oat tang. Medium (lighter than expected) body and medium carbo with nice soft mouth feel. Very complex, perhaps a little too much coffee. Not exactly to my tastes but still an excellent beer.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pour was thick dark black with a deep and dark creamy tan head. Aroma was robust with roasted malt, coffee, and sweet malt. Mouth feel was very creamy and full bodied with strong but well blended coffee, chocoalte, sweet malt, and a great deal of complexity. I really enjoyed the light burnt and hints of bitter characters. This was a superb beer. Would buy again for sure.
poolboy (66) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my all time favorites. I’ve had it in the bottle and on tap at the brewery. Loaded with roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and toffee. Maybe some creamy oats. Pours black. More drinkable than the imperials in my opinion.
SHANER4 (485) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle - Poured black as coffee with small tan head. Smelled like coffee and chocolate. Flavor brings a smile to my face, it has a light coffee taste along with a rich chocholate, its like eating a doughnut stuffed with chocolate. The best stout that I have had to date. I am happy to finally find this beer after looking for some time.