DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - JAN 7, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A complete stout, chocolate, balance, lacing, great full flavor, malt and coffee cascading down your throat....every sip a glorious taste sensation. A super beer - one of, if not the best stouts around, period.
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to ekstedt. Brownish black with a brown head. Complex smell of grapes, raisins, coffee, olives, capsicum and chocolate. Soft mouthfeel with a pleasant, soft bitterness.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
[840-20071121] 660mL (w/ jerc). Dark roasty chocolate aroma holds wooden barrel notes. Black body with a long-lasting foamy dark brown-red head. Flavour is mostly chocolate bitterness with malty hints of coffee. Thick full body is bitter. Suberbly balanced.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow what an oily drip, this looked like a good beer from the start and was one at the end (sportscast like review here). The malt and oatmeal barley ingredients are shooting and they score points for flavor. Man this is tasty. Smooth though without any elements which accentuate a high bitterness ratio here I have to say. I see where breakfast comes in even though I’m drinking this at night. I can’t write any more about how smooth this one is and well crafted.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duane shared a bottle of this with me. Thanks! Very thick pour that was black as night with a slight head. Strong chocolate and roasted coffee aromas. Low carbonation. Again, roasted coffee and some chocolate flavors, some bitterness from the roasted malt. Some slight hop presence as well. Not quite as complex as I expected it might be, but still a very good breakfast stout.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2009 Updated Rating (4.0 overall): 500 ml bottle - 2nd time over the last few days that i’ve revisited one of my top 5 beers, and another one to take a big hit; just not quite what i remember the first time; flavors bitter coffee w/ no sweetness; aromas are there, but flavor is missing; light bodied and thing texture
Original Rating 1/4/08 (4.5 Overall): 500 ml bottle - cracked this open for breakfast on 1/1 to open up the new year; pours thick and jet black with very slight brown head around the edges; deep and rich aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee; flavors that follow are equally thick in strength and yummy goodness; smooth and creamy texture with no hint of bitterness; coffee runs deep in both aromas and flavors; except for the price and health effects, i would love to drink this one every morning
dankman (254) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
They call this a breakfast beer for a good reason, it really does go well with breakfast. I pours a dark brown/black with little head. Roasted coffee on the nose. Coffee and cocoa with a hint of sweet. Finishes nicely, understated. This is a nice easy drinking stout that doesn’t need to slap you in the face for attention.
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sorta boozy flavor. Very roasty and grainy flavor. Pretty hearty brew here. Gets better as I take more sips. This is grows on ya. I like that it was a big beer but only 7.5%. Very drinkabale.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle for rating #2300: Looks like your typical 30W motor oil.   Moderate to large fizzy light brown head, dies somewhat
quickly, spotty lacing.   Rich nose, cocoa, coffee beans, campfire, charred wood, ash, subtle hop, and perhaps a little bit of maple
syrup.   Semi-sweet combination of cocoa and coffee on the tongue.   Subtle hop bite, some malt like bitterness from the roasting.
Very well balanced, extremely well balanced actually.   No one part seems to dominate.   Good meld of flavors.   Smooth, just
plain smooth.   Not as thick or viscous as others, but what it lacks in viscosity it makes up for finish.   Certainly not a heavy
Stout, and I am thankful for that.   Glad to see the Danes making some kick ass beer.   Lingering cocoa, roasted malts, ash, and
coffee.   Very flavorful, easy to drink, and quite a pleasure.   A big thanks to Crosling for selling me one of the few
bottles he had left in the secret stash.   If it were possible to add a bit of oak, this thing would be utterly phenominal.   As
is, quite good, solid, and highly recommended.
Mogwai (227) - Askeby, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 Bottle. Pours a black colour with a nougat/nutty brown head. Nose is full of coffee, caramel, and dark bitter chocolate. Flavour is again coffee, chocolate, liquorice but also roastiness that almost leads into a smoked taste. I thoroughly enjoyed it.