xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from hopscotch. Opaque black with brown syrupy head. Strong espresso aroma, light chocolate and roasted grain. Pine bitter flavor with slight alc. Full, creamy body, little carb but surprisingly doesnít get syrupy. Fantastic, certainly a beer Iíll pick up next time Iím in MI.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy shigadeyo. Pours opaque black with a massive, fluffy tan head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation. Coffee and chocolate taste. I probably should have tried this little guy before his big brother, rather than immediately afterwards.
after4ever (6125) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-ounce. Thanks, BitBucket! Pours opaque black with towering blackish tan head. For the longest time, this beer just sits in the snifter, defying you to pour in any more, with thumbnail-size holes in the foam. Thick roasty and chocolatey nose. Medium body, very light carb. Rich forward roast and chocolate on the attack and through the mid-palate. Nice clean finish. Awesome!
Maria (10143) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thank you Yngwie for sharing this marvellous stout, itís been very high on my wish list!! Itís pitch black with a dark brown and creamy head. The aroma is COFFEE, roasted malt and hints of smoke. The mouthfeel is oily and the beer clings to the glass - yummiiii... The flavour has notes of bitter, roasted coffee, a very light chocolate sweetness and light, smooth oats. Itís a beer that I wish would go on for ever..... 2448
POD (198) - USA - JUL 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottles as pictured. Full bodied aroma of coffee and cocoa. Oil BLACK pour with dark tan head. This stout MUST be drank at room temperature to be enjoyed as intended. Full bodied mouth feel with heavy cocoa powder swirls over the tongue. Flavor is roast coffe, toffe and chocolate. Finish is dry and turns bitter. 8.3% ABV is hidden entirely. Superb sweet stout. Too bad itís so hard to find. I would drink more if it in a heartbeat.
GenoG (12) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed this a few weeks ago, and now I am sad that I donít have anymore left.
(snifter) Pours black with a tan colored head that disappears after a bit. Smell is delicious toasted flavors.
Taste is still indescribable but I will try. Dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee flavors.
The mouthfeel is really where I fell in love. It sits on my tongue and just dances and goads me to take another sip.
I need another beer to finish my review!!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Joebrew for sharing. Dakr dark black body with brown head. Coffee nose and roasted malts. Very well done coffee body with only a faint bitterness showing through from the coffee.
Guerde (1167) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 bottle, Thanks Joebrew! Pours a super dark with a very dark tan head that lingers throughout the consumption of this incredible brew. Aroma is loaded with coffee and a bit of chocolate. Taste is definitely all coffee, and the finish lasted forever. This is definitely the best coffee stout Iíve ever had.
Have to give this one a re-rate because I feel either my palate has changed, or this beer has gone completely downhill. Iíve had this multiple times since my initial rating. Gone is any smell of good coffee, and instead it smells like day-old oxidized grounds, with green pepper and smoke as well. The taste is heavy with chocolate and roasted barley along with overly roasted dark roasted coffee. The finish is borderline astringent and full of roast. Definitely not worthy of the top 50.
Skyview (5208) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled this brew at Cellarís weekly Friday evening beer tasting. From a 12-oz bottle, pours an opaque, motor oil black brew with a thick and lumpy tan head that hardly goes away. One of the most dense and thickest beer head Iíve encounted. Aroma of sweet Hawaiian coffee, dark chocolate and oatmeal. Taste is smooth, creamy, very light carbonation with flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Finish has a light bitter taste at first and then a smooth and velvety coffee aftertaste. Thanks goes to joebrew for sharing this treat!
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2012 [Bottle, thanks a lot Joebrew!] Excellent appearance--pours black with a huge dark head. Aroma was coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste was dominated by coffee...but Iím definitely not complaining. Excellent beer, Iím going to have to look into getting more of this some time! Original rating: 9-5-8-4-17=4.3
Re-Rate: Wow, this is not nearly as good as I remember it as being. Aroma is just overpowering coffee with a hint of sweetness and toasted malt. Bitter coffee is out of control up front in the taste, however it is redeemed by the super long finish of strong roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium mouthfeel. The finish is amazing in this beer, otherwise it is just a slightly above standard coffee stout. Old Rating: 7-4-7-5-15=3.8
Re-Rate: Another bottle, another change. Coffee is slightly less prominent, with more chocolate and almost a nuttiness to it. Iíll bump it up only a point this time, but another bottle like this and I may have to raise it back up over 4. Old Rating: 7-4-7-5-16=3.9
Re-Rate: This bottle has a few months of age on it. Aroma is dominated by coffee with only a little bit of dark chocolate and a hint of roasted nuttiness also showing through. Taste is quite bitter from the coffee with dark chocolate again and a good deal of malt. Medium mouthfeel with a long, very bitter finish. Would have given a 3.6, but I will bump it a little since I liked some of the other bottles more and leave it at a 3.7.
Re-rate: About the same score, but slightly different than I remember. Not as bitter, but lots of char. Anise pretty prevalent as well. Thicker mouthfeel, and smooth.