DrPiva (96) - Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth with almost imperceptible hops flavoring. As a black coffee lover this is a great beer. Creamy with very little carbonation makes drinking them too easy – the 5.3% catches up quickly. A step-down from Mackeson in intensity but an awesome beer.
kringlan (20) - Falun, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black/dark brown with reddish reflections. Small off-white head. Good lacing. Sweet aroma of chocolate, nuts coffee and milk. Lively palate. Quite watery i.e. not very stouty. Not a lot of aftertaste; the little there is is sweet. Flavor of chocolate, hazelnut, coffee, filmjölk (Swedish equivalent to butter milk). Actually , this is probably what a “coffee-with-milk-drinker” would like. I think this beer would make an excellent accompaniment to some chocolaty desert.
glaze0101 (79) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
redish dark brown with a tan head. creamy flavour sweet aftertaste. I actually tried this as a beer float with some nice vanilla ice cream and it was great!
bluevegie (3068) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red/dark brown body with a compact light tan head. Milk chocolate on the nose, sweet in the taste, fairly smooth, hints of coffee. Enjoyable!
gunnfryd (12983) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBNAG 07. Red black colour with a tan head. Aroma is dry, coffee, cacao. Flavour is sweet, dry, coffee, cacao, roasted, hop. Nice beer.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick black with a large foamy tan head which dissipates rather quickly, leaving plenty of lacing. Aroma is strongly chocolate, with some coffee and dark roasts. Taste is rich chocolate with a little coffee. The taste is not bitter or harsh like an Impy but flat and smooth, like an alcoholic nesquick. A sessionable stout.
malrubius (2185) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Dark brown/black with brown head and lace. Chocolate and chocolate chip cookie aroma. Medium chocolate flavor with complex hints of cinnamon and raisins. Nice mild bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. An excellent sessionable stout, and I happen to like stout sessions.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35cl bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a tan head. Roasty, sweet milk-chocolate aroma. Flavor is a lot of chocolatey, sweet roasted malts, maybe a little coffee, but not very bitter overall. Palate is full and creamy. Really dug the milk-chocolate.
Beer5000 (5191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle @ RBNAG’07. Nice dark red/brown body with a medium beige head. Slightly roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Flavor is mild and soft, gentle roasted malt, some dark chocolate, a hint of coffee and a bitter finish. A smooth and nice beer.
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Nice, dark color. Small head. Had a definite caramel taste which was OK. It wasn’t a bad flavor, it just that there’s not much else to it. I did enjoy how silky this beer was.