Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, thanks Ughsmash and Hopschotch) Pours black with a huge light brown head. Strong roasted and burned coffee aroma with tones of salty liquorice, new asphalt hyacinth and maybe some smoke. A lot of coffee in the flavour as well with some notes of liquorice, chocolate ice cream and some tar. Soft, smooth but thick and oily mouthfeel with a near full body. Lingering burned coffee and dark malt aftertaste with a light dryness and bitterness. Not overly complex but truly ass kicking.
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ughsmash. Pours jet black in color. Dark roasted coffee beans in the aroma. Smells like an iced coffee or sticking your nose into a can of ground coffee. Some sweetness right up front. Roasted coffee dominates. Bitter burnt coffee finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Great stout.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Major thanks to boboski. Ebony black pour with a dark head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate dominate. Palate is more of the same, slightly oily. I could go on and on...Great brew.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amusing label with bibbed baby. Classic stout appearance of ebony body and small garnet fringed tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and Kona coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, bitter roasted coffee, soft oats and a hint of nuttiness. First rate stuff that you really can enjoy for breakfast.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 On tap at brewery. Nice tan head. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roast and malt, very creamy, with a nice balancing bitterness. A very balanced brew with a great mouthfeel. Very good stout.
Re-rate: I have had this many times since. Overall, a tasty brew, but lacks the complexity I find in the really top notch imperials.
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2010 As soon as I opened the bottle, my nose is filled with a rich aroma of coffee and chocolate. Roasted malt and sweetness soon emerge. The pour is a rich, dark brown with a huge tan head. Thick, creamy mouthful. The taste is coffee dominated with compliments of chocolate, hints of bitters, and roasted malt. More coffee in the lingering finish. Thanks to badbeer for sending this sweet brew!
DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A top 5 heavy stout. This cellared nicely. At the end of long, cold day, I know a bottle of this stout (with its unforgetable gleeful, gluttonous baby boy label) will warm the soul and bring a wry smile. A little on the sweet side (which I tend to like), but still at the far end of the complexity scale. Heavenly mouthfeel.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy boboski. Strangely silent pour. Black. Small, light brown layer of foam. Nose of roasted coffee beans, burnt malt, bittersweet dark chocolate. Similar flavor, more intense, adds fresh oats. Bitter, roasted finish. Finish and aftertaste are rather short lived. Wonderful palate on this one- medium/full body, foamy yet creamy, very drinkable. Would be an excellent breakfast beer, well named. Great stout.
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Real dark body with chocolate-milk like head. Very dry aroma: wood, coffee, alcohol, vanilla, cherry and lactic notes in the pleasing aroma. Starts out with a dull tartness and an underlying bitterness with some lactic qualities. Develops some creamy and chocolate sweetness. Alcohol bite hits at various points of ones palate. Hops balence well, with a long, cream and alcohol finish, with an even longer chocolate finish. Very tasty and dense.
robinvboyer (2877) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
jet black.......aroma is BIG coffee with a slight chocolate. mouth fell is a little watery, but overall very good. flavour has some nice sweetness from the chocolate flavour, and the aftertaste is ALL coffee, and a beautiful bitterness. world class.