HUNTERNFLA (26) - USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thick brown head & black body of this brew The brew is slightly sweet, malty and roasty with a nice underlying coffee note. Full bodied Med mouth feel good stout.
hotstuff (4811) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of jsquire at the Fort Wayne Winter Gathering.Small fizzy light brown head that mostly diminished, splotchy lacing, opaque, no carbonation observed, and a black hue. Nose was coffee, dark malt, roasty, dark chocolate, and a hint of hops.Ditto for the flavor.Smooth mouthfeel and medium in body.Quaffable, very nicely done, would drink this one again, and worthy of a try for sure.
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle : Pour dark black, with some carb bubbles on the sides of the glass. A half finger of brown head forms, then falls down to some lilly pad bubbles with a thin ring of foam. Nose is lots of roasted coffee beans and malt. Also some alcohol with dark chocolate. Taste is roasted coffee at the start, that works its way to chocolate on the back side. Some alcohol in the end. Medium body, very smooth, with a roasted chocolate and alcohol aftertaste. Pretty good, but different then what i was expecting.
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid black with dark brown head. Aroma has notes of coffee, bitter darks chocolate, roasted malt and hops. Loads of coffee in the flavor that also holds dark chocolate, hops and roasted malt.
thedm (5498) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a very large sized head of foamy with a frothy top medium sized dark brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a opaque dark black colored body and thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was chocolate and dark malt. The semi-thick smooth mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The thin flavor contained notes of roasted malt dark malt and chocolate. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared w/therealbastard. Pours pitch black with nice frothy brown head. Strong aromas of COFFEE, chocolate, and malt. Flavor was dominated with coffee. Some chocolate in the finish. Do not drink this if you dont like coffee. Also very nice smooth finish. Awesome brew!
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has seemed perfect both times I;ve had a bottle. Pour is gorgeous, brown to black body with a large dark brown head. Nose of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste of sweet and bitter coffee, dark malts, and chocolate, with a big, round, velvet feel. Long bitter coffee finish. Great fun. I loved it but I’m trying to keep it in perspective, given my other ratings.
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a small brown head. The aroma is magnificent: coffee, roasted malt, and a sweetness from raisins or brown sugar. The taste is strong but well balanced. It has a creamy mouthfeel and a bitter finish.
lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark, oily black with a nice lasting dark brown head. Gorgeous. Smell is rich dark chocolatey malt. Taste is rich dark smooth chocolate, with a nice coffee grind bite to it, but well balanced and not over the top coffee. Slightly rich and full bodied with medium carbonation, and it goes down so easily. Nicely light bittered finish to give it a bittersweet dark chocolate flavor and a good hit of obvious but restrained coffee flavor as well. Damn good beer!!
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Kulminator in Antwerp. Pours Black with a 2 finger tan head. Aromas of Coffee, Chocolate and Soy Sauce. Very complex flavor similar to the aroma. Full mouth feel with a bitter finish. Very nice stout.