adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
550th rating. Pours an oily pitch black with a thick brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts, oatd, bitter coffee beans and dark chocolate. Taste is dominated by roasted malts and bitter chocolate. Lacks sweetness. Very good, but lacking that punch that would make it great.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Pours pitch black with a burlap colored head. Aroma is dominated by roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts, dark chocolates and strong coffee but none of these are bitter or overbearing. Finishes with a light earthy hop note. Excellent mouthfeel with a smooth texture that does not become too syrupy as the beer warms. Overall a fantastically balanced beer considering all of the flavors and abv.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with millk chocolate head. Strong aroma of deep roasted malt, dark chocolate,coffee, and oats. Very good looking beer,oily texture and smooth creamy mouthful. The taste was the same as the aroma with nice bitter hop/coffee finish. Impressive stuff.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe noire surmontée d’une mousse brune qui s’estompe. Arômes de café et de houblon amérisant. Saveurs de café, de fumé, d’avoines, de caramel et de houblon amérisant.
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice looking stout and the first impression is aggresive. All the way roasted bitterness and after comes the great flavor of a real good coffee. Altough that i have some difficulties with the bitter side of this beer i like it.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma:good coffe aroma,rosted aroma...
Appearance:dark,with a huge brown head...
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Courtesy of BBB63, DL ’06. Oily black body, tan head, growing legs. Huge coffee up front, followed by licorice, faint bitter cocoa, and tons of roastiness. Flavor on par with aroma, bitter cocoa/roastiness even bigger, hop character shows up in the finish, helps to cleanse a little. Slight warming. Just not my thing.
FatPhil (10893) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2010 Bottle (Helsinki Beer Festival 2007, Helsinki)
Thick oily coffee/espresso aroma, and a real punch of dry dark roasts. Fill your whole mouth to appreciate the full taste. Very good, but a little unsophisticated in its extremeness. (6-5-7-4-13=3.5)
Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Winter beers 2009)
Lovely coffee aroma. Simple but rich palate - very roasty. Frighteningly drinkable. Soft palate. Stale coffee - and that’s so good! nomnomnom. I was supposed to be ticking, but I had 3 pints of this instead! yumyumyum!
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of sourness (reminiscent of a Belgian-style stout), pine, roastiness, and some cocoa. Flavor of hops and chocolate (similar to a FFF Black Sun) with some roasted malt and coffee in the finish. Soft, smooth mouthfeel.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Bottle thanks to enjoyit, gareths ipa tasting. Aroma of rich chocolate coffee, roasted barley and sweetness. Taste is similar but super balanced, the chocolate coffee is amazing just stupendious. The best stout in the world by 4 miles. RERATE: Alright still but nothing like as good as before.