Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber purchased a couple months back at AJís in Mesa AZ. Pours a dark brownish black with a nice tan head. Smells like choolate and coffee. A nice roasty malty barley taste is going on along with a nice dry toasty finsih. Almost too dry for my liking, could use a bit more sweetness but still very good. I was disappointed with this as I didnít think it lived up to the hype; however it is still a very nice beer.
BrotherBenny (9) - Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2008 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared a large bottle among 4 of us. Served in a small snifter, It pours as a thin viscous stream, with a minimal head. Dark as night and it seems to have the ability to absorb light like a sponge. The nose is awesome, my two favorite drinks in one, beer and coffee.
Initial sip very smooth and thick. Chocolate, coffee, malt, all in proportion and balance.
The finish is very nice, even with something as strong as this, there is nothing lingering out of place. Very nice, especially if you like good dark coffee.
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.
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 (3210) - 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.
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.
garthicus (2824) - 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
tomthompson89 (1964) - 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
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?
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.