Westchesterco (1108) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, herbs, earthy, brown, minimal head, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, long finish,
redOaks (8) - - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love it, complex roasted malts, a bit boozy, hops... deep deep complexity!!! The flavor is again big and bold, assertive roasted malts lead the way, some heat from alcohol, nice hoping level, and bonus some coffee notes.
gschrade (777) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with tan head. Taste coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. I didn't like this (don't like coffee). I wouldn't drink this again.
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Erikh04 (133) - - SEP 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark. Very little head. Great aroma of coffee, slight amount of chocolate. Great taste. Very balanced and smokey. I would definitely get again.
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ken1 (1041) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice sweet chokolate flavor with some bitterness and fruity notes. Very creamy mouthfeel. Very dark brown with a creamy head.
BJG333 (16) - Manchester, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A mild roasty coffee smell. pours brown/black with a moderate tan head. decent lacing. This stout tastes great. Decent bitterness but lovely choc/coffee flavor. Alcohol is hidden well until end of swallow, then a nice warmth. Nice mouthfeel, but not as velvety as other oatmeal stouts (Boris the crusher, Southern tier). Overall a really good stout.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: I poured this into my Arrogant Bastard pint glass and was struck by the absolute black, viscous nature of this beer. It has a thin layer of mocha foam on top.
S: A huge wave of coffee aroma hit me right in the face, followed by bitter chocolate. A lot of roasted malt character comes through on subsequent sniffs, but I do not get much, if any oat.
T: Just like the aroma, the taste is absolutely full of coffee. The chocolate and roast malt come through in force in the middle of the palate, and then the coffee comes back and lingers on the finish. The finish, besides being full of coffee flavor, also gives an excellent bitterness, probably from the coffee and chocolate.
M: As I said in the appearance portion, this beer is very viscous. Despite the thickness, it is very smooth and goes down quite easily. The carbonation is low, but that’s to be expected.
D: I was expecting this to be a really tough to take down. While it is filling, it is such a complex and delicious beer I just couldn’t help but drink this and finish wanting more.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 This came out of a handpull cask at Founders black party. I think it was made two years ago, and maybe cask conditioned for two years. Poured with a giant dark brown head. Smell was coffee chocolate, cream. Taste was incredibly smooth, huge chocolate and coffee, creamer, one of the creamiest stouts I have ever had. Judging by reviews from 2005, I think this stuff got way better with age. Absolutely amazing stout.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep black in color with a nice creamy thick tan head that really lasts. Chocolatety roasty coffee like aroma. Vanilla notes. Malty roasty flavor. Chocolate and caramel notes. Finish is bitter chocolate. Roasty finish. Sweet. Smooth and creamy. Rich. Ful bodied. Well balanced. Well done brew.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery: Totally opaque black with creamy, thick, light brown head that lasts forever. Aroma is chocolately, with cherries, vanilla, faint roastyness. Flavor is malty, full of a wet chocolatelyness, mild vanilla, just a hint of dry bitter malts, with an almost imperceptible presence of roasted barley. Very silky mouthfeel, like drinking velvet, with a mild finish that leans slightly towards bitterness. Hides the alcohol well.