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.
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".
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.
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Amazing chocolaty flavor, very smooth. Aroma definitely represents the alcohol strength in the beer. Beautiful pour, overall one of my favorite beers ever.
lowg (148) - Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, LCBO. Pours almost completely black. Aroma of dark chocolate and fruits. Nice roasty taste to begin with and a rich well rounded finish, though on some sips the alcohol was a tad overpowering.
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black as the night, with a brown head. Smells like cherries. Has a sweet malty taste, with a warm, bitter, alcohol tasting finish. Good stout, but nothing Iíd go out of my way to get again.
Jerm719 (148) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 Bit of head. Medium black color. Creamy lactose body. Light roasted notes. Mild earthy euro hops. Short finish. Creamy balance. Meh- itsís OK
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. An opaque deep red beer with a thin dark brown head. It looks delicious and the aroma enhances that - an amazing creamy milk chocolate and roasted coffee aroma greets you with some smoke and raisin added. The flavor is actually less distinct than the aroma but good qualities of the chocolate and coffee malt remain strong. Bitter finish but bery balanced and easy palate.