Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to OhioDad. Drank head to head against Thirsty Dog Siberian Night (also thanks to OhioDad) yesterday. Pours thick black and syrupy. Small dark brown head on it. Aroma is of heavy roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, fruity esters, and hops; plenty of hops. Good thick mouthfeel. There’s plenty of roast and coffee in the flavor, but it’s dominated by a nice sweet chocolate and dried/burned fruits. Very impressive beer -- I know it’s blasphemy, but I thought this one was better than the Breakfast Stout. Good job, Founders.
avantdagare (133) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 finger brown head, black body. Nose: Prunes, dates, dark bitter chocolate, madeira, soy-sauce, ash, smoked notes and liquorice. Aroma: Dates, prunes, dark bitter chocolate, ash, grapefruit, resin, pine, coffee, soy-sauce, smoked notes, liquorice and espresso. Long, dry and bitter ending.
Cool_Bond (1237) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light roasted malt aroma. The flavor of black malt, coffee, chocolate and soy. Bitterness in the aftertaste fills the mouth a long time. Not the powerhouse that I thought but really good nonetheless. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
pilsnerrogge (2461) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with a large, brown head.
Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, smoke and coffee.
Rich and thick mouthfeel. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar and ash leading to a warming alcohol finish.
A good example of the style.
Jado (492) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 345 ml bottle. Pours a solid black (no highlights) with a soapy brown head that collapses to a cap. Aromas of black coffee, cocoa powder, roasted malt, anise, stewed fruit and raisins. Taste is soft fruit at fruit at first before a big coffee and roast bitterness that dominates the palate. Rich dark chocolate and coffee bean at the end before a fruity finish. Full, rich palate with a lingering sweet finish. Outstanding.
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a strong but soon disappearing head. The aroma is strongly bitter, roasted, and vinous. The flavour has plenty of coffee roasted bitterness and maltiness. Overall a nice beer with plenty of roastedness and coffee bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wvhoran (83) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cool Wine. Pitch black with a mean brown head. The aroma makes itself known from a distance--molasses, roast malt, liquorice, chocolate. In the flavour, a sweet palate is dominated by molasses and roast malt, a cocoa-like bitter chocolate, there is also an impression of cinnamon. A thick, full body, bitter finish. Showstopper.
Nicke80 (79) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours dark with little head. Sweet aroma with cocoa notes. sweet taste with cocoa and vanilla taste. Sweet after taste with cocoa notes.
Scottishchris (165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the hive. Pitch black, little fizzy dark tan head. Bitter coffee grounds on the nose, fruity undertones. Thickish mouth, roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Nicely bitter, good finish. What a beer for the price!
PelleCarlsson (5) - - JUL 3, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
En väldigt mörk öl med kraftigt skum. Härlig doft av kaffe och choklad. Bra balans mellan sötma och beska. Det jag kan invända mot är att det är lite för mycket smak. Men definitivt en öl som jag gärna dricker igen.
Ingevara (788) - SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark, almost oily liquid. Dark thick foam. Smoky aroma, an - for a stout - unusual aggressive bitterness. Apparent alcohol level. A lot of bite, not so smooth. Not a favourite but quite drinkable.