ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a deep dark black with a nice tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavor immediately hits one with the roastedness, but is soon followed by toffee and caramel. IN the background is the hint of dark fruit and the citrus and pine of the the hops.
recordjunkie5 (20) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black as coal. Aroma is sweet. Roasted malt flavors are big in this one and the hops really close in on the finish. Outstanding brew and, for the record, two of the large bottles is absolutely enough unless you plan on sleeping in the next day!
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Pitch black colour with a nice brown head. Lovely aroma of sweet chocolate and coffee. Very soft roasted flavour with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and a noteable hoppy finish. Very nice endeed.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
WOW this is a great brew! Pours out dark dark brown almost black. Has a nice brown head. Aroma is very rich, sweet and malty. Flavor is intense choco, roasted malts, and finishes with a nice caramel touch. This is truely a big beer. Its a tough choice between brew and its big brother the oak age. Both top notch beers!
bigbish (620) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great beer. Pours like motor oil. This dense head. Chocolate, roasted malts, molasses flavors abound. I could drink this all day. A great stout.
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Awesome brown head with excellent duration. Color is close to black. Powerfull aroma and taste of roast malt, licorice, chocolate and some coffee.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 Pours a jet black color w/ an average frothy light brown head. The lacing is averagewith a mostly diminishing head. The nose has a medium molasses and chocolate sweetness, with hints of tofee and dark coffee. The mouthfeel is amazing and long lasting with toffee, coffee, a moderate hoppiness, and good floral hop flavors. It drinks very creamy with a very dry long finish. A great beer from a great brewery.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The pour reveals a pitch black color with a thin brown head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Excellent aroma and flavor of resinous hops, roasted malt and chocolate with a strong bitter finish. The body has a medium thickness with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This is really good, the malt is rich and the hops give a good sense of balance to roast and chocolate.
Boutip (5351) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black stout with a medium off-white foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and vanilla is very enjoyable. Taste start with some bitterness from the roasted malt and hops but then fades away to leave a strong vanilla finish. Body is about medium full and could have been fuller and alcohol is well hidden. A bit more sweet then the oak-aged version but as enjoyable nonetheless.
asheft (2776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
[on tap at Dieu de Ciel during the Mondial de la Biere]
Fruity mocha and butterscotchy oak aroma that doesn’t have the usual oaky vanilla. Black, opaque, with brown foam cover. Salty and sour, intense dark malt, with sherry notes, but strangely no chocolate or coffee in the flavour. Medium body and moderately astringent.