Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in a snifter. An aggressive pour of this viscous stout grudgingly yielded a small and short-lived head. The liquid itself is impermeable to light, and the small ring of dark-drown head is the only clue as to its real color. The aroma is of a fine, coffee-flavored dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is dense, syrupy thick, almost oily in nature and with a modest carbonation. The flavor has a rich roastiness with strong bitter-coffee notes. The long-lasting finish is dominated by a robust roasty bitterness.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
founder’s knows their stouts. the coffee aroma and flavor is evident the whole way in this very thick, great looking brew.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 This is perfect. Read the label.......and just feel every flavor develop on your tounge. Totally awesome!!!
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured was alllll black small head that left a thin head though out the beer. Aroma was all coffee right away. Flavor was a smooth not bitter coffee and after the coffee taste the chocolate jumps in so smooth. Mouthfeel was amazing. This one is done perfect need more of these.
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 what else is needed? Bittersweet Chocolate... coffee and you can drink it in the morning...did I say chocolate?One of those beers that’s wonderful to pour - thick and inky, almost black, and unmissable strong black coffee aroma. The coffee defeinitely bears the roundness of pure dark chocolate. great mouthfeel and aftertaste. among the tops
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks to pantanap and justincredible for the bottles. watching it pour out of the bottle it looks like oil. thick, dark, motor oil. the head is smallish and chocolate brown. the aroma is of dark chocolate and a little coffee. the mouthfeel is thick and rich...with the flavor of a mocha coffee with some malt. delicious
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to RagallachMC, moejuck and Silphium for their generous bonus bottles. My cup runneth over. Pours black with very little head. Aroma of coffee, more coffee and roasted malt. Very rich, with coffee, sweet malts and a little chocolate. Full body and chewy taste. IMO, not an over-rated beer.
MiP (15264) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 8.3%. Fresh coffee aroma. Pours thick and very black. Small dark brown head. Nice, creamy coffee flavour, and the same in the late aftertaste. Very late, quite distinct barley bitterness.
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(sampled at the Düsseldorf RB gathering)Black coloured with a short brown layer. Thick roasted grains and rice aroma with coffee and liquorice. Light sweet flavour with roasted bitterness, full to medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Fat and oily chocolate-like taste with roasted grains; dry-ish, moderately bitter finish with notes of coffee and chocolate in the aftertaste. Well rounded brew.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep black with a brown head. Aroma is of dark roasted coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is strong dark roasted coffee with a bitter finish. Nice mouthfeel.