diabel (1674) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Düsseldorf Gathering. Muddy, deep black body. Brown head. Pours like sirupe. Aroma of strong pure chocolate and strong coffee. Very nice and intense aroma. My girlfriend is addicted to chocolate, I think she’d like this beer - at least the aroma. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour: strong malts with some complexity and all well balanced.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 Bottle@Home, Jan 09, 3.7: Coffee aroma. Black colour, light brown head, good lace. Sweet coffee, malty, roasted bitter. Medium. Not extreme but nice. I’m a bit fed up by coffee stouts. Dusseldorf Gathering, Bottled, Jan 07, 4.5: Sweet coffee and licorice aroma. Black color, brown head, good lace, pours like soysauce. Loads of coffee in the flavor, milky, roasted bitter, bit smoked, very full. Founders, please don’t age this on bourbon barrels! It’s much much better this way.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duane shared a bottle of this with me, thanks! 2006 bottle. Black pour with a mocha colored head that dissipated away to the rim. Aroma was dominated by coffee, but it smelled almost "green" to me; it seemed very fresh. Some hints of hops in the aroma as well when I swirled it around in my glass. Flavor was roasted coffee first, but as it warmed up some nice chocolate flavors came through as well. Just a bit of hops lurking around in the finish. Lots of flavor in this complex brew. Very smooth finish. Excellent stout. Hopefully this isn’t the last time I’ll be drinking this one.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 1FastSTI. I’m always skeptical when a beer is highly rated, but let me tell you this brew lived up to it’s billing. A very handsome beer. Black with burgundy sheen to it. Robust coffee aroma and flavors. Roasted and soooo smooth on the palate. Nice bitter coffee finish. Excellent beer. Thanks, Blake
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this after the kuhnhenn RE party at like 10am for breakfast. Was a little rough at first but this was really good. I will probably rerate this later down the road. There was a lot of chocolate and coffee and it was very roasty and very tasty.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours pitch black with brown head. great thick deep aroma of roasted cokolate and coffee. nice roast and bitternes.
Ibrew2or3 (7930) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 12 oz bottle. Poured dirty muddy motor oil. With some effort a thin brown head was conjured up. Full strength aroma of dark roasted coffee beans, chocolate, some caramel and molasses. The sip has a nice rich thick mouth feel. There is lots of flavor in this beer with coffee, caramel, molasses, and more coffee. The taste ends with a bit of a building oatmeal flavor. Again, lots of flavor here. Tasty brew. No sense of the ABV either.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 I actually had this for breakfast this morning. Pours deep black with a huge tan head. Looks like a dessert. Aroma and flavor is massive. Roasted coffee beans and bitter chocolate. Even caught some mild hops in the background. It was well worth the wait.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark color, Pours out like its oil. Smell of roasted coffee beans, hops, syrup, alcohol, molasses, bitters, caramel and light dark chocolate. Taste of roasted and toasted coffee, hops, malt, sugar, raspberries, cherries and hints of chocolate. Nice bitterness that lasts for a bit. I think last years had more chocolate backing. Still a great stout.
WJL2 (9) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great color, aroma, and taste. Has a complex flavor of oats, coffee, chocolate, and faint vanilla. Thin creamy head that leaves just the smallest evidence of lace behind. Was every bit what I had expected and could (should) replace my morning cup o’ joe and wheaties.