phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark opaque black colour with a large creamy brown head. Burned toast, coffee grounds and dark chocolate flavors. Aroma is sweet, yet strong of chocolatey malts and roasted nuts. Nice brew!
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pre-RBSG Milwaukee: Growler: Poured black with a light tan head. Aroma, was a roasty coffee, with some caramel. Flavor, very roasty, black malts, coffee, some faint chocolate, and an earthy bitterness. Good stuff.
jmagnus87 (2029) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at a tasting event. Draft, from old notes. Coffee and chocolate with dark fruits and raisins. Not too bad.
cbfobes (1935) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub, pours a murky dark brown with a thin tan head, slight chocolate and coffee aroma, the front end is heavy with the chocolate and there is a decent amount of chocolate in the finish, mouthfeel was a little thin, not bad.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a growler from ilikebeer2 (Thanks, Scott). Deep, dark chestnut body under a lid of frothy beige. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and cream. Medium body with light feel. The flavor was pleasant: coffee, chocolate, caramel. Not bad.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of crystal and roasted malt in this stout - finishes sweet tinged by acidic roast. Sweet crystal in the aroma. An enjoyable, flavorful stout.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of ovaltine and coffee,flavor was a splendid mix of roasted malts chocolate syrup and chcolate frosting. More chocolate then many Chocolate stouts,more of an Imperial then Export,a hidden gem
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Pours a good looking black with some off white to tan head. Nose of roasted malt mostly and some chocolate. Flavors of nice roasted malt and hints of coffee and chocolate. Pretty dry mouth. Good beer!
Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black coloring, clean of any yeast and quick fading tan head. Strong coffee nose with a lot of dark roasted malt character, very very light chocolate sweetness late with a slight smokiness to round it out. Modest coffee flavor to start with a nice smooth roasted middle and finishes slightly dry with a light dark chocolate taste. Modest body, smooth texture with a just a touch of dryness from the dark malts at the end. Overall one of the beers I had multiples while at the Grumpy Troll. Great coffee and dark chocolate flavors.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one bottled, thanks Dad! Very thick, oily dark brown pour with a thin, tan head. Complex notes of bitter chocolate, coffee, plum, soy sauce, and smoke. Strong but not particularly alcoholic. An excellent example of the style.