DrnkMcDermott (2718) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2009 Bottled. Rating #600! And Iím rating this "live," which means Iím probably swayed by all the great numbers here. But thereís a wonderful oatmeal and coffee smell when I pour it out, into a pitch black body with a short, but dense foam thatís brown as the foam on an espresso. First taste impression is very coffee-bitter. Hell, I never take my coffee this bitter. Almost wonder if I should put in a little cream, or even some Kahlua. Nah, stick it out, Drink, olí boy. Chocolatey like those tiny squares of 75% cocoa chocolate at Starbucks. Alcohol may not be apparent, but I can sure tell itís there. Leaves my lips pretty sticky. Picking up a cherry cordial suggestion toward the end. Oh, and thereís plenty of good beery bitterness to go along. Itís kind of a little brother to a DFH WWStout. I could have followed the example of some other raters and had this over breakfast, but Iím much more eloquent this time of night and besides, I had a Smithwickís for breakfast at Midway airport last weekend that I still must (p)rate about.
njager246 (229) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at founders, a lot of coffee all around on this awesome stout... I am not passionate about coffee, but this is a stout I enjoy often!
bigcat03 (194) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle into a nonick pint. Pour is black as sin with a tiny (but thick) brown head; Coffee right up front (and not that Arabica crap), cocoa, whole wheat bread, and plenty of roasted malt on the nose...I could smell this forever; Very complex taste with dark chocolate up front, roasted malts, and fading to and earthy Sumatra coffee; A full body but not overbearing and just enough carbonation to be noticed. I can see why this one gets so much high praise. Certainly one that Iíll buy any time I can get my hands on it!!
gkeh (47) - Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The hype was warranted! Smokey, roasted, chocolate, vanilla aroma. Pours dark red/black. Nice head and great lacing. Mild bitterness and strong roasted malts. Very good stout.
bjakk (112) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with brownish head that dosnt last. Coffee, smoke hint of vanilla. Coffee, burned chockolate, vanilla. Smoked and mild bitterness in the aftertaste.
JBill42 (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look forward to this one every year. Pours black as night and tastes like moonlight on the tongue. Makes winter worth it.
mmmbeer (1190) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a solid jet black like the oil out of my old ladyís Neon when she forgot to change the oil in a year, darkened tan ring around the glass for a head, nominal lacing. Aroma of coffee, smoke, soot from a chimney that hasnít been clean in about 3 years, and burnt brimstone from the 3rd layer of hell- awesome! Hits the mouth with a wide body thatís thick, malt was practically burnt but they made it workout, middle is a sharp acidity to it, finish continues with the acidity and I detect some cream and a litlle wink. And a smile. With no panties on... and the old lady aint around!
kalervo (547) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very intense, sweet and fat taste with well balanced aftertaste. Surprisingly almost better when cold!
BestBeer4You (1) - - DEC 13, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark and thick looking.Heavy taste of coffee grinds. Has tastes of chocolate, espresso, oats, malt, and vanilla. Unique not to sweet but is silky.
Jow (1684) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at The Jeffrey Iím surprised I havenít rated this before. I was given this for free since Iím a great person and they mis poured it. thick motor oil looking stout. nose of deep coffee grinds. Tastes of dark chocolate, espresso, oats, malt, and vanilla. not too sweet and delicious as you can see
klaing (86) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A heavy dark pour with minimal head. Aroma coffee, oatmeal and a spicy hoppiness. Taste is delicious, reflects the aroma with added chocolate and dark dried fruits. Mouthfeel is silky with a touch of effervescence. Hops give the after taste great carry. Great beer.
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