Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a very big gushing frothy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, soft caramel and a touch of coffee. flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some notes of smoke and toffee with a medium body and has a roasted bitter finish.
Ratman197 (8865) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml swing top poured a clear dark brown nearly black in the glass with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, carmel, vanilla, light roastiness and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, roastriness and light vanilla with a smooth lightlydry lingering bitter roasty finish.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dull black color. Nice malt nose, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Nicely carbonated, and very drinkable. Not particularly bitter, but a very appealing flavor.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Quaffs that Iíve had sitting around for about a year. Pours deep brown, almost black with a beige head thatís tan around the edges. Roasty malt, dark chocolate, coffee, chicory and caramel in the nose. Flavor is much the same with nice roast notes, lots of powdery cocoa and a dry finish. Iíd put off drinking this expecting disappointment but it was a pleasant surprise, I almost gave it 8ís for aroma and flavor. Belgian stouts seem to be coming along nicely.
Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A stout, no more no less. A decent one, balanced not sweet nor too bitter. The one-dimension does not make it too drinkable. Pours dark with tons of head requiring patience.Some roast aroma.ABove average mouthfeel.
Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at Delirium Cafe. BB 08/08. Pours dark brown with a creamy white head on top. Nose is sweet and nutty. Caramel, yeast and vague roasted notes. Smooth and sweet taste with hints of chocolate. Very simple, yet elegant and tasty.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample by way of superdave70.
pours a fairly dark brown shade of black with a spongy cocoa colored head.
the aroma is heavy on the roast with notes of cocoa, belgian chocolate, faint yeast, caramel and a touch of smoke which is amplified when the beer warms.
the palate is surprisingly NOT as sweet as the aroma lead me to believe but the profile is pretty much the same. it has the addition of some black currants and a mild roasty bitterness on the finish which cleans everything up. it is medium bodied but light on the tongue. it*s soft and restrained enough to make a session of this...
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with an average, rocky, dark brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt -cookie, caramel, chocolate-, average hops -flowers, perfume-, average yeast -leather- with notes of plum and smoke. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown body with a small tan head. Roasty malt and coffee in the aroma. Sweet flavor of caramel, chocolate and coffee. A bit thin on the palate for my tastes, but overall not a bad brew.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample courtesy of Superdave70. Good toffee and coffee aromas. Brown body with tan head. Flavor was a dose of sweet candy caramel with some toffee in the mix. Dry coffee aftertaste thanks for sharing Growler Dave.