Gachupines (950) - USA - DEC 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black with a tan head. Aroma is strong coffee. Flavor is roasted coffee for the most part with a surprisingly smooth finish. Easy to drink but still rather flavorful, this was a pleasant surprise.
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Did this brew with the GBS cast and enjoyed the stout along with 3 others that were on the table that night and this one was the clear winner. Great not too over the top without that oil soy sauce thing. Great almost smooth enough to call a porter. Great balance and very easy to drink! The only problem with this beer was that I didn’t have another one!
oakbluff (419) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out inky black with a wave of dark roast coffee. Taste- coffee in the forefront, but balances nicely with the dark chocolate and vanilla. Mouthfeel is balanced- not too thick. Dry finish with some hopping. Great stout. Taste courtesy of piscator34. Thanks!
bp (810) - Queens, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours pitch black with a frothy dark tan head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, lots of coffee in the taste but not overwhelming, dark chocolate too, nice bitter finish. Good, not great. Certainly not worth what it costs to obtain one of these in the US.
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. wonderfull appearance,black oily. massive choocolate and coffee aroma. taste: to start whit roasted coffee beans. then a little bit choocolate, after that a nice bitter finish. very nice beer, I like it a lot.
airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
oBVIUOSLY, A BIG COFFEE TASTE, WITH A SMOOTH,,LINGERING ALCHOL FINISG. QUITE SMOOTH FOR SUCH A BIG BEER
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark oily black color with a dark brown head. Aroma is loads of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, raisins, plum, and some molasses. Flavor is molasses, roasted malts, raisins, anise, chocolate, and a bitter roasted finish.
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a larger dark head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, liquor, and earth/dirt notes. Body is a little thin, which detracts from the overall enjoyment of this. Earthy, roasted malts in the forefront of the beer with coffee and herbal notes, and some chcolate rounding it out. A little too earthy for my tastes, but an excellent stout anyway. I’m interested in trying this again.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ink black, thin looking with large brown foamy head. Cherry notes lie underneath a pleasant roasted chocolate aroma. Delicious wet bitterness. Smooth medium body. Very easy drinking and quit enjoyable. Very gentle warmth. Dry finish.
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
07/12/07, thanks to henrikb for this one. Black with a small tan head, fades to a ring before long. Aroma of some coffe, big roasted malts, a little brown sugar, and some light ash. Aroma was roasty with malts and a little coffee, raisins, and an ashy roasty finish. Medium body with light carbonation. Good, but not amazing.