Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge espresso and dark chocolate nose and taste. Very velvety smooth on the palate. Has bold and intense flavors and aroma. I need to try one with pancakes in the morning (followed by a nap).
dwyerpg (5538) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Roasty smoky thick aroma. This is a beautiful looking beer. Very smooth, and doesn’t seem strong at all. A great grainy finish with lots of oatmeal.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
650 ml bottle mail order from liquidsolutions. Black with a fizzy brown head. Strong chocolate, cherry, and coffee aroma. Bright velvetty palate. Bitter dark chocolate, espresso, and smokey taste with some citrus notes to the finish. Very good.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast
22 oz bomber
Moderate pour in a snifter.
Unknown brewing, snacked on 08/07
Poured black with a large frothy mostly lasting dark mocha head.
Smelt of strong premium roast coffee, rich burnt malt, dark chocolate.
Taste was upfront strong sweet dark chocolate malt, and strong bitter coffee and burnt malt followed by more of the same, with a stronger coffee aroma and a slight dry yeastiness on a long lingering coffee finish.
Palate was medium to full bodied, rich and creamy, lively carbonated and strongly astringent.
Overall, this beer is great aromatherapy, and the flavors are pure bliss. It seemed a bit heavy to drink on a hot August night, though. Heavy coffee stouts being my favorite style, its hard for me not to like it, but without being biased I still think this is a very well done brew.
danmalleck (26) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark tar like black beauty. Nose an astonishing mix of grainy hops and chocolate malt. How did they do that? Tight bubbles, that dissipate pretty quickly. Lovely palate rolling around the tongue. Lingering finish. Nice work.
lamas (1549) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. First off, these guys have some fantastic graphic designers doing their labels. As for the beer, it begins with a pitch-black pour with a thick and creamy chestnut brown head on top. Aroma of dark chocolate, rich and roasty coffee beans, creamy vanilla and some resiny hops. Goes down velvety smooth with a full body. Starts with light caramel and dark chocolate and finishes bitter and dry with some roasty/toasty coffee and graininess. A little smoke and wood in there at the end too. Impressive.
leaparsons (9770) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, GBBF 07. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are earthy rich coffee and dark chocolate malts. Malty and fairly sweet. Some smokiness. Flavours are rich weetabix and chocolate malts with strong coffee. Dry and bitter on the finish. A powerful beer.
vyvvy (5646) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at a STL gathering. Pours close to black with a dark tan head. The aroma is creamy with milk, dark bitter chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Medium body that is a bit thinner than expected with minor sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of coffee, dark chocolate and charred malt. The finish is highly bitter with coffee, char, cocoa, char and wood. A very good beer, but doesn’t seem to blow me away like it does a lot of others.
IrishBoy (4095) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2011 Bottles (says 6/07) from eaglefan538 & pantanap; Nose of chocolate, roasty coffee, and light vanilla and caramel; Opaque black with a thick, glass-lacing cinnamon-tan head; flavor of bitter chocolate,oatmeal, with some peppery spiciness thrown in; thick, juicy body with a finish of mild hop bitterness. 8/15/07 9/5/9/5/18 4.6 Bottle shared by Enniskillen Brewed 9/13/10. Nose is roasty, smoky coffee, with a background hint of chocolate. Black with a big cinnamon tan head that laces lightly. Flavor is smoky with coffee but the smoke dominates. 8/5/8/4/16 4.1 8/10/11
rpattinson (84) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Supposedly an Oatmeal Stout (according to the label), yet ridiculously bitter. The roast coffee flavour would be overwhelming, if not for the overhopping. I hate wasting beer so I drank it all, but I was very tempted to pour it away. Really, really unpleasant. Why do so many love it?