emacgee (4551) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: dark with minimal light penetration. Head: thin and tan. Aroma: roasted, sweet, chocolate, caramel, hop citrus. Flavor: roasted, sweet, some hop flavor, no bitterness, well balanced. Palate: very smooth and full. Finish: very smooth
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body, tan head. Very roasty aroma, black patent malt with coffee. Taste like a more refined version of Bells Java Stout.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black body with a creamy light brown head.mocha.coffe,chocolate,and roasted malts are the sum of these parts.palate has a milky finish.
IrishBoy (4063) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ross; nose of coffee, caramel, and chocolate; Opaque black with a medium, glass-lacing tan head; thbin body with a flavor of coffee and a little hops.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Poured into pint glass, very dark, I couldnít see thru it when I held it to the light. It poured a dark tan head to the top of the glass. A moderate coffee smell. Taste of coffee, but not as strong as the smell insinuates. Had a smooth milky flavor with some chocolate tones. Overall a very good drink.
jasonp (1565) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours deep black with ruby edges and a thick beige head. Prominently roasty, caramel nose. Flavor has notes of roasted malt, earth/dirt, mocha, toffee, coffee and ends with a slight burnt tinge. Moderately sweet/bitter. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Even though it doesnít really stand out, itís tasty and quite satisfying.
ThorsHammer (1) - USA - NOV 26, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
While not pitch black, this beer is rather opaque. Poured a two-and-a-half finger head. The head dissipated in a moderate amount of time, only leaving a small amount of delicate lacing. The smell is of chocolate and coffee -- definitely inviting. Roasted malt comes through in the taste as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, not overly heavy. This beer is exceptionally drinkable, which is not a bad thing. I rarely drink more than a beer or two, but I might make an exception for the Black Mocha Stout. IMO, this beer compares favorably to most American Stouts.
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a light tan head. Nice lacing. Nice coffee caramel smell. taste is much the same, a bit one-dimensional but itís filling. Nice full palate with a light coffee finish.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
two finget head on a solid jet black thickness of a pour. the head is really foamy, and the lacing is quite intricate. thereís an almost pool water aroma mixed with a milky way - chocolate and caramel combo. the flavour is rich with chewy plums and a faint but lingering dry mocha. it satisfies the palate, as itís not watered down at all, as some others in this category have been. i recommend this beer, if nothing else.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2006 220z bottle via captaincougar(thanks)!. Pours a deep dark brown/almost black with fucia edges and a small tan head. Nose is mostly plums and coffee with some chocolate. Taste is the same with some soy, some hops and and some saltiness in the finish. Thin body. Not bad but could use more body and more mocha flavor....