IrishBoy (4103) - 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 couldn’t 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 (1573) - 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 doesn’t really stand out, it’s 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 it’s 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. there’s 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 it’s 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....
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed in Asheville NC, not in Fredrick MD....(thier contract brewery) Pours dark brown to black with small white head. Aromas of roasted malt, some coffee notes and dried fruits and some hops. Flavor is more hoppy than aroma lets on......firm malt and bitterness balances this beer. Flavors meld well leading into a fairly dry finish making this beer non cloying. Lacks a little complexty and freshness in my opinion. Good beer though.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as black pour. Mocha colored swirls form on the top of the beer after the giant, pluming head settles. Soft, roasty malts fill the nose - no bitterness or astingency here. Sweet chocolate and woody vanilla fill the voids between. The body is vibrant, with velvetty carbonation leading the way. What follows is a great mix of cocoa, nuts and bittersweet chocolate. Medium body makes for easy drinking. Enough said, I like this stout.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(660ml bottle) Pours a opaque body with a thin, beige head. Nose of vanilla bean with a coffee-bourbon undertone. Strong coffee ground with a cherry finish. Good.