davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice stout. Perfect color, carbonation and head. Taste is roasty, dry and very pleasing. Label states 8% abv. I had a hard time believing this beer was that strong. If so, it is well concealed. Nice beer.
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a rather pungent aroma with a whiff of molasses. Pours very dark and has a nice head. Not bad but pretty heavy. Itís nice to enjoy but wouldnít want to drink it all the time
agent_511 (157) - - FEB 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a thick mousse like tan head. Presents with an aroma of mocha espresso and cherries and a hint of licorice. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, cherries, and a very slight bitter finish. This is a fantastic beer. I have fallen in love.
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 12 oz can courtesy of BadNewsBears. Pours almost black with a big tan head. Full , almost syrupy body with a big taste of sticky chocolate covered caramel and bit of a gingery spice. Reminds me of a thicker Sam Smith Imperial.
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a huge light brown rocky and frothy light brown head. The lacing is very good leaving a nice lace down the whole glass, with a head that is mostly lasting. The aroma is of coffee and it is grainy, there is also hints of burbon too. The initial taste is very sweet without much bitterness. The malts shine through, they are nutty, coffee and chocolate. I can also taste brown sugar and it is also a little spicy. There is a alcohol taste to this. There isnt much hop flavor in this one. The bitterness and malt flavor lastes for a little while. The body is medium to full, with a creamy texture, and soft carbonation. In the finish there is also a alcohol burn that is quite heavy.
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a frothy brown head. Hints of coffee and unsweetened dark chocolate. Medium body. Very nice beer. Iím sad that I only had one. Thanks to the mad_scotsman for this bottle.
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pouirs black with a varying colored head from chocolate to light tan. Some mild lacing on the glass. Aroma is a bit light, roasted malt, a bit of caramel maybe and a light choclate. The taste is a bit less than the aroma, still decent. Roasted malt, caramel, and a hint of chocolate. Devent mouthfeel. Finishes a bit bitter and oak flavored. Nice warmth not too overstated. Overall a decent stout, not great, but not bad either.
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
March Madness 2011
Aroma - very light hop aroma
Appearance - DARK, creamy, solid head
Taste - STRONG stoudt
Palate - FULL bodied
Overall - WOW, a BIG stout
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very normal chocolatey, somewhat nutty stout. Great tasting. Too sweet to enjoy on most occasions, but that just makes it special I guess. Rich.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep, nearly opaque, rich brown. Thick, foamy cocoa colored head that lasts. Chocolatety aroma. First taste gives me a toasty molasses that remains in your mouth just the right amount of time. As stouts go, itís perfect. Itís not so bogged down with earthy flavors as some others, but definitely moreso than some more pedestrian stouts out there. I daresay itís "The bomb".