BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was just telling yayforbeer that the last few stouts I’ve come across have been rather *rough* around the edges. This too is at first. Mellows out a bit. Pitch black colour....stout..duh! no massive head, but a faint one that sits around for about as long as it takes to drink this. Served out of a pinter0.9oz. The bottle looks a bit medicinal, though kinda cool. Taste is a very burnt cast away of chocolates, hops and malts with a tit of bitter sweet to perhaps elude to a cream? i guess it works as I find myself enjoying this.I’ve tried their organic ale, and I believe Ill try the others now that 2 beers have passed tha test....oh and it smells like coffee. yes..................................update. Publix corn chips and Publix brand salsa consumed while drinking this beer creates a euphoric phenomenom i can only describe as lighter fluid and freshly lit charcol.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black,redish colour. Thin tan head. Burnt, roasted acidic nose with some notes of chocolate. Roasted malt in flavour, with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Slight vinous. A pleasant acidity in finish.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a quickly diminishing white head. Aroma has chocolate and coffee. There is also some malt aroma present. Flavor has some malt bitterness, sweet chocolate and coffee flavors. Quite nice. However, all of the flavors a little weak nevertheless its very good.
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille-Noire opaque, aucune mousse, odeur de café et malte rôti. Très doux au palet avec un goût mixe de café et de chocolat.--Bottle-Total blackness, no head at all. Coffe and chocolate smell. Very sweet in mouth with a mixed flavor of coffee and chocolate.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with almost no head. The lacing is dark brown. Aroma is strong coffee and heavy roasted malt with a hint of chocolate. Aroma smells thick. Has a great creamy texture. It almost seemed a little wattery at first, but that is the creamy texture that just makes it go down oh so smooth. Flavor is coffee and chocolate with some caramel and a hint of vanilla. Quite good, but not worth the $4.49 a bottle.
PurplePieMan (6) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2005 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2005 ’Cute’ bottle. Pours almost opaque with a light brown head. A nice presentation... The bouquet is that of a bale of hay, or even a freshly opened bag of Meow-Mix (dry cat food) though it seems subdued somehow. The mouthfeel was smooth and crisp -satisfying but not really creamy. I taste coffee, cocoa, and cucumbers. I wanted more texture and complexity. Maybe it was a little too cold. I would rather spend my money on a chocolate stout (or imperial). This is an easy drinking stout. A good entry point if you are new to stouts or if you enjoy Guinness. Otherwise, grab a Rogue Chocolate Stout.
asheft (2613) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, no fizz--speckled, oily top. Roasty sherry sweet dark malt creamy aroma. Sweet and bitter, roasty and a little winey flavour. Bitterness is a blend of hops and dark malts. Clean finish. Low carbonation and smooth with a medium body. Very nice flavoured beer, if a bit mild.
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, creamy, chocolately flavor. Strong chocolate aroma. Tastes like a bittersweet chocolate chip, combined with a creamy/roasty combination of malt. Very low hop profile, which is what keeps this beer from being rated higher. Overall, a nice beer. Would buy again. Cool bottle too.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 this beer got an extra point overall for the 6.5%. A very good example of a sweet stout. If you like guiness - you’ll love this. Stronger, much more complex palate with a great smooth bitter Lasting fifnish with a 6.5% kick . very good.
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 nice bottle, like handblown glass, simple and austere, but elegant, nice colors and label graphics. Of course you can’t judge a tart by the makeup.
Extremely dark, almost black, intriguing color, I think of the wine-dark sea.
Rich bold mellow flavor, extremely smooth yet strong. Sits in the glass with authority, regal and luxurious.
Toasy aroma, the smell of a wood fire on a cold winter dusk.
Sybaritic mouth feel, thorough and fulfilling.
A truly excellent beer.