yngwie (16482) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, from trade with the_epeeist. Jet black pour, with a small, tan head. Dry, coffee-ish nose with chocolate and some burnt malt. The flavor has coffee, bittering hops, roasted malt, pines and chocolate, leading to a finish with coffee and chocolatey bitterness and piney, resiny and hoppy bitterness. Oily, full, slightly warming mouthfeel. The hoppiness in this one is a tad better than in Terrapin Wake íní bake oatmeal imp stout, else that one is just slightly better. Both being just lovely. Yum! By the way, the commercial description says you have to love coffee to appreciate this beer. Thatís nonsense. I do not like coffee at all. (070719)
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A less than careful pour resulted in an immense head reminiscent of a rootbeer float. Aroma is filled with strong coffee and background notes of chocolate. Flavor is all coffee and chocolate but the oatmeal comes through nicely in the mouthfeel and the finish. This would be a damn tasty breakfast.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2008 12 oz bottle courtesy od RollinHard! Pours pitch black with wonderful dark head. Espresso aroma and very viscous. wonderful lacing. coffee, chocolate, oatmeal for flavors. finishís bitter. this beer has it all!!!
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 (2165) - 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 (7534) - 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 (10214) - 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.