Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love a well done stout and this one did not disappoint. Creamy and smooth with an enticing coffee aroma. Extremely drinkable - it went done quite easy. Would love to have this one again. Yum!
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size frothy tan head. Aroma: Great aroma with lots of coffee, roasted malt, some earthiness and dark chocolate. Flavour follows the aroma with big-time coffee along with roasted malt and dark chocolate. Roasty bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Simply put, this is great stuff!
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured into a CCB tulip glass a dark brown color with a slight tan head that quickly forms a tan collar around the glass. Aroma is that of leather, coffee, hazelnut, and dark chocolate. The nuttiness is stronger in the aroma more than anything. Nice lace left on the glass as I swirl it around. Medium mouthfeel. Espresso indeed! Dark bitter roast coffee dominate the flavor profile in this one. Some leather type notes as well. Bitterness lingers on. Well, it pretty much is what it says it is, strong coffee style stout. Might use a little more malt to balance it out as the bitterness from the roast is pretty strong.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3471-20101113] Bottle. Mild poop and earthy roast dark chocolate aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy brown head. Roasted char-broiled meat skin flavour has bitter roast coffee wood barrel notes with a long aftertaste. Full body. Interesting but a little too over the top.
Overheard: "Paul’s got a fire hose down there... In terms of volume." "I don’t remember sharing this but thanks."
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)
jercraigs (8670) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010-11-13. Black body with a small foamy tan head that fades. 3+ Strong aroma of espresso/coffee beans, muted base malts. 7+ Flavour of coffee and coffee grounds, modestly bitter throughout, roast, bit one dimensional but still decent - which I find interesting since I generally do not care for coffee flavours. 7+ Average palate is light for a stout for my preference. Decent! Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pous a deep brown with an off white head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and nuts. Flavor again of nice coffee notes, some chocoalte. Great coffee especially in aroma.
Damico (2952) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma of espresso on top of roasted malts. The flavor of coffee and roastiness goes down smooth with a nice body. A dark coffee brown/b lack color has a decent light tan head.
Dogbrick (9672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Sample from bottle at Jackie O’s BBDA and Oil of Aphrodite Release and Barrel aged Beer Festival on 9/11/10. This beer pours black with a medium thin light beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing. Roasted coffee and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. The finish is roasty with a short moderately bitter coffee aftertaste. Overall a pretty tasty beer in spite of the lower ABV compared to similar brews.
JaBier (5652) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick during Jackie O’s BBDA and Oil of Aphrodite Release and Barrel aged Beer Festival on 9/11/10. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Nose is non-subtle coffee with chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is equally non-subtle coffee with a bit of chocolate before a roasty coffee finish.
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during DLD ’10. From 22-oz bomber pours a clear dark brown colored brew with a thick tan head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of chocolate malt, toasted dark malt, a hint of oatmeal and plenty of coffee. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of coffee, toasted dark malt, some chocolate, vanilla and a touch of floral hops. Finish is a tad watery but still can detect the coffee and toasted dark malt aftertaste.