fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 66cl. @ home.
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy - smooth, carbonation is soft. 
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2009 (Bottled) Very dark brown with a small, beige head. Quite complex aroma of apple fruitiness, licorice, roasted malt. Sweetish-malty flavor with lots of licorice, huge bitterness (although well hidden), pear and vanilla notes. Medium to full body with low, soft carbonation. Very easily drinkable, yet reasonably complex stout with pleasant (and clearly present) licoricey notes. Maybe slightly ashy and not so velvety on the second tasting, but still very good.
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Pitch black colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is toffee, some slight burnt malts, mild hops and chocolate. Flavour is coffee, licorice, chocolate, burnt malts as well as
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark black with a thick head, the aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, almost, it makes you start salivating in anticipation. The flavor is the same as the aroma, dark chocolate and coffee, sweet but balanced, vanilla a little caramelized sugar, delicious. Great finish, very easy drinking. I was disappointed when this was gone and wanted another.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is nicely oat-ey if that’s a word. Pours an oily black like I just pulled the drain plug on an engine. Flavor is quite tasty, deep roasted malts, coffee, toll house morsels. Palate is nicely filling. Overall, I believe I’ll be finishing the bottle in short order. Get Some!!
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Pours straight black with no light penetration at all. Thick 2-finger wide creamy head forms and never leaves. Smells of deep roasted coffee, and small hints of chocolate. The mouthfeel is full and lovely, a little oily. The taste is very nice...rich and roasty with some hints of raisin, licorice, and vanilla. Chocolate and coffee are most notable, however. Finishes very smooth and easy. A very nice stout!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Roger Wilco in Palmyra, NJ. Pours a very deep brown with two finger brown head that dissipates to a ring. Very nice aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, and roasted malts. Full bodied with slight creamy texture. Flavor of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Average amount of residual sweetness, perhaps leaning toward sweet. Sharp hoppy finish that lingers, perhaps a bit overdone for my personal tastes.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to a black body with a creamy dark brown bubbly head. The aroma is sweet chocolate malt, heavy oatmeal, nice black patent malts, chocolate chips. The flavor is much the same as the aroma. Sweetened condensed milk brownies with chocolate chips and lots of oatmeal. The body is mostly sweet but has an occasional dry bitterness. Rich, creamy, full body.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poours with a black color and a medium brownish head. Aromas of raosted malts and choolate. The flavor profile is more creamy, I get some lactic notes almost lioke a milk stout in addition to roasted malts and cocoa. Finishes with some hops bitterness, very nice.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Blake for bringing the bomber! Poured very deep brown with a creamy, well-retained cap of tan head. The aroma picked up moderately-roasted black patent and chocolate malts with softer oatmeal and vanilla and light earth around.. sticky on the back and enjoyable. The flavor was all about the chocolates with moderately-roasted sweeter notes (think chocolate chips) backed by some darker stuff.. earth and vanilla accented.. found some burnt blackstrap molasses and black patent on the finish. Soft, rolling carbonation on the palate with an assist from the oaty character.. very smooth feel.. a touch warmer on the back, but you never feel the 8.8. Excellent brew!