lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
like pouring brown ink. smell both chocolate and espresso very defined. cinnamon. smoke. the taste is dark sugar, herbal, dried cherry, and alcohol. body is flat and slimey. late finish.
GregJayson (2) - North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I took a sip of this beer and I woke up. I could definitely taste the coffee. Definitely not a beer I’d drink more than one pint of in a sitting, but I’d be more than willing to get one again.
jsh420 (11) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
notes from turkey day 2008
served @ room temp
agressive pour leaves 1/2" tan head and a body that is pitch black.. smell is coffee coffee coffee like jaun valdez and his mule popped out of the bottle and said "Buenos dias" - beyond the coffee is some nice chocolate and raosted malts. taste is even better then the smell bitter chocolate with lots of coffee and a nice earthy hop bite finish. mouthfeel is thick and creamy but not too much that you feel you have to use your molars to chew it down. overall this is one of the best stouts i have had. this stout is best when fresh say 1month after bottling. after that the coffee fades and takes it out of that mind blowing beer level.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle Pours a deep reddish brown with a disapating tan head. The head laces well. Has good aromas of chocolate, coffee, spices, and fruits. Has a good carbination. A hearty mouthfeel. This one is full bodied with a thick texture. The flavors are good with lots of chocolate. Has a good solid finish and a good aftertaste. This is a real good beer.
beerlud (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark, and murky with a tight subtle head. Nose: chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, fresh red apples. Flavor: chocolate, espresso, and licorise. Smoky , oily, and bitter.
kappldav123 (5890) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The bottle looks great, the beer in the glass also. Starts malty and very dry. Notes of strong black coffee and liquorice. Prickly-strong finish, also scratchy. Really good beer!
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent brew, poured very thick black with deep caramel colored head. Aroma gave strong coffee and chocolate tones. Tasted of really sweet chocolate with a very complimentary coffee/espresso flavor. Almost good enough to have in the morning!
monkeychugg55 (1028) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2009 Pours black as outer space with short lived light brown head. Smells like coffee, with a hint of coffee and a touch of coffee. Also some roasty malt and chocolate in there. Flavor is smooth with chocolate malt upfront, fading into coffee bitterness. Pretty good. Might start drinking this before work in the morning.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[1938-20090110] 355mL bottle. Sweet chocolate coffee grounds aroma with dark wood notes. Black body with a quick dark brown head. Slightly bitter coffee grounds continues in the flavour with lots of sweet chocolate. Full body. Very delicious coffee and chocolate notes, great balance between the two.
(c/o DuctTape, w/ him, jerc)
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark black with a brownish dark head. Beautiful coffee on the nose, chocolate, oatmeal and toffee. I could see having this for breakfast sometime. Full bodied. Nice and balanced if that is what you require from a big stout yes it is possible with this beer. Coffee on the front with the palate with really everything else in the nose tucked away in there. You also get oatmeal in the aftertaste as well. Wonderful stout and very highly recommended.