jake65 (2588) - 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 (2984) - 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.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more attractive beer than this one. Pours a stunning ink black with an indestructable cinnamon coloured head. Huge aroma of cold coffee, rum and raisins and dark chocolate. Lots of dark, dark malt and chocolate flavours, with a bit of smoke and soy sauce thrown in for good measure. Quite bitter and salty aftertaste. Although coffee plays a huge part in the character of this beer, in my opinion it doesn’t dominate the taste the way the nose might suggest it would. As for the palate it’s divine - light, whipped cream consistency and a perfect level of carbonation. I’d seriously contemplate drinking this beauty any time of the day.
Had a lot in common with the Tyranena The Devil Made Me Do It I recently drank.
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Strong coffee in the nose. Roasted oats as well. Flavor very similar to Terrapin’s Wake ’n Bake, but less sweet. Nice toasted bread, oats and burnt coffee flavors with just a touch of chocolate and vanilla. A big beer that definitely has more coffee flavors than any other I’ve tasted. Thumbs up from this caffeine addict.
alexsdad06 (5246) - Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured black and viscous with a creamy tan head. If I drank coffee I might be tempted to have this for breakfast as the aroma is as awakining as any pot of coffee I’ve ever smelled. The flavor is coffee with chocolate, vanilla, and oatmeal. It is almost thick enough to chew. Sweeter and more balanced than its cousin Kentuchy Breakfast stout.
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautiful! this beer is like chocolate covered espresso beans in a big bowl of oatmeal. a dark black color with a golden head. wish i could get it more. special bottle list @ rich o’s
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from this year’s release. Pours the darkest brown/black that one could imagine. Aromas of expresso, dark chocolate, and more coffee. The taste is much like the aroma only more intense: bitter chocolate and coffee with a lasting coffee finish. It has a nice effect of starting out sweet and finishing somewhat bitter. I had to remind myself that I was drinking beer not coffee. Very interesting, although not my favorite stout, still a respectable brew.