Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
hint of coffee my arse. Coffee like a shovel to the back of the head. I tried it on tap at the brewery and thought it was way too coffee then, but decided to give it a second shot out of the bottle. Just as bad. However, the bottle did have an interesting smokey flavour to it, slightly salty. Maybe if I didn’t think coffee was so vile I would like this beer a little more.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Despite a gentle pour the head on this thing just went crazy, and I had to spend minutes just waiting for it to die down before I could try pouring some more. Overall it tasted good, with dry chocolate flavors with a slightly bitter finish, but it was a little too close to Guinness for me to be impressed.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours deep brown/black with a thin tan head. nose of molasses, coffee, chocolate, smoke, wood, and leather. flavor is malty, with coffee, chocolate, leather, and wood. long, bitter finish.
mighty_meadow (303) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bargain at £1per bottle from Morrison’s.
Looks like Guinness. Smells a bit like Guinness. Probably tastes slightly better than Guinness.
Very chocolate(y), coffee(ish) and malty.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a ample tan head. Looks great in the glass. Taste was roasty, coffee with some sourness. Finish was slightly hoppy and slightly dry. Nothing bad about this, but nothing to set it apart either.
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Dark, roasted, little to no head. A little better than average, but still nothing spectacular.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark, big dark tan head with a lot of staying power. Coffee and chocolate aromas, slightly thin mouthfeel, almost porterish.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose of prunes or raisins. It is kind of dry, with a long somewhat sour finish. A lot of nice flavors, but unbalanced and somewhat sour. Overall disappointing.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pretty good stout. Coffee flavored and bitter.
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber bottle. Motor oil pour small beige head, produced solid lacing that coated the glass. Aroma is of a nice chocolate coffee scent. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate with an easy light hop bitterness that leaves a tingle on your tongue. Nice carbonation from a bottle. Medium bodied, not exceptionally thick but that gives you the ability to drink large amounts if you so choose. Drinkability is rather high on this one. The composition makes your mouth water and leaves you wanting more. An agreeable dry finish. I would purchase again.