axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep silky black body with a huge darker brown froth. Big aroma with notes of smooth dark chocolate, hazelnut coffee, and some subtle citrus notes. Flavors are smooth and silky dark chocolate roast with some milk chocolate notes, vanilla and hazelnut coffee.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge one inch, almost brown, head Darkest Iíve ever seen. Big aroma -toasted, dark chocolate, strong, bitter coffee. Unfortunately, the aroma and appearance did not live up to the taste of this beer. To be honest I was a little disappointed. Couldnít taste much oatmeal until it realy warmed up. Was quite dry. It was OK, but I obviously didnít like it as much as most other reviewers. I have another bottle, which I re-rate in a couple of weeks.
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I finally got ahold of this and found it to be very enjoyable with a dark to black look and a thick maltyness to it and a little roasted flavors with hints of chocolate.CHEERS!
alobar (2965) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black color with a tall tan head. Powerful aroma of malts, chocolate, coffee, hops... Yaste was complex with hops malts, coffee, chocolate.... One of the best Iíve ever had.
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
very very nice!!! big dark brown head with a nice mocha dark brown colored body, nose is lots and lots of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, some smoke and raisin. flavor is again big time coffee, semi sweet choc, smoke again. smooth mouth coating brew nice stuff
garthicus (2766) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Hogtownharry for providing this bottle to me, it was the first beer I ever put on my want list too. Pours a deep deep black with a frothy toffee colour head. Coffee, hop, smoke & chocolate all hit me in the aroma; All-spice in there too, beautiful. As for the flavour, where do I start? Creamy, chocolatey, bitter & sweet. A supreme attack on my tastebuds. A peaty finish lingering on the bitter. I canít imagine what it must be like to have regular access to this, amazing
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black bodied with a thin ring of tan colored carbonation. Chocolate malt nose. Flavors include roasted malt, and a lot of bitterness. Very creamy. Finish is also quite bitter and long.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sorry, I forgot who sent me this one, but thanks! Pours black, very thick looking. Thin, creamy, brown head that fades and leaves a bit of lace. Smells like black coffee. Tastes like chocolate coffee. Dark and toasty with sweetness all around. It looks thick but it doesnít drink too thick. I would say full bodied and it coats the mouth. SUbdued carbonation. Itís 10:53am, thatís still breakfast time right?
killbuck (4) - HelsingÝr, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
great stout, not their best.. like the chocolate notes. looks like a stout should.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím sorry. Did someone name a beer with the words "beer geek" in it??
Pours pitch black with a very dark tan head. Nose is definitely chocolate. Nice and dark cocoa tones to it. Flavor is pretty good, though I have to say I donít think it really holds up to the look and whiff of things. Definite thick malty goodness going on here. Roasted tones are there in a mild sense. Feel is thick on the liquid and has a lower carbonation. Iíd say it is what youíd expect from the style. Overall a good beer. Not the greatest of the style, but definitely well made with enough interesting aspects to keep your interest.