thefederalist (277) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice stout. Pours black with a lasting tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee aroma. Flavor is rich chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is thick but it’s not too sweet.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at the Moan and Dove, Amherst MA. Inky-black pour with a decent dark creamy stable tan head, nicely lasting....superbly balanced aroma of dark and sweet chocolates, prunes, raisins and a touch of port mingling with just a hint of espresso, would be just delightful if it were a bit stronger....body is nicely done as well, with a mouthfeel that veers perilously close to the dull cardboardiness I find in a lot of lower-grav stouts but just escapes it; moderate amounts of bittersweet chocolate vie with light fresh coffee for dominance, subtle and sweet dried fruits keep their distance....overall a great pleasure and easy to drink, but a little more fullness of body and expression in the nose would have turned this into something special.
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2007 Bottle. Black and just barely translucent. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Tastes the same. Its sweetness is nicely balanced by the bittering hops. It dwells in the mouth, very creamy. Very refreshing and enjoyable stout. Perfect for cold weather.
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee, and some chocolate. Flavor of some light fruits, coffee, chocolate, and roaste4d malt...perhaps a tinge of hazlenut. Light body for a stout, though this seems the norm for this brewer...nice carbonation though and finishes clean.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored, medium sized beige head. Strong roasted aroma with coffee and sweetness, even some smoky tones there. Medium bodied. Flavor is also dominated by sweet roastiness and coffee, also this mild smoke there. Good stout, maybe slightly too sweet. Aftertaste lasts with creamy palate.
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Ruby-black color with small head. Mellow and sweet aroma with firm maltiness, coffee and chocolade. Sweet flavor with chocolade, coffee, some fruitiness and mild bitterness. Creamy and soft palate. A bit too sweet but still very pleasant.
chrisok (77) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 Had this on tap at Old Chicago. Pours very dark with small head. Strong taste of chocolate. Aftertaste has a nice coffee flavor. I really enjoyed this beer.
angolajones (17) - Angola, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on draught from Shallo’s in Greenwood, Indiana. Very dark, hints of chocolate/coffee. Drank very smooth. Had to have another one. Give this one a try.
beedman (60) - Wonju, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Dave. Pours a near black with short lived off white foam. Aroma of dark bread and cheese. Taste is malty with very little hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. My first try of this style.
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect beer. Chewy like a raisinette. The sweetness is evident but not overly so. Cloying but very repectful of company such as soft cheese. Aged chedar did not go well as the tangle ended up in a kind of rotten egg thing.