yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a small tan head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark breadish and roasted malty. Smooth roasted malty flavoured. Light bitterness coming through. Ends dry and roasted. Lasting bitter impression.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(On tap) Completely opaque black with a beige head. Burned and somewhat smoked aroma. Has a fairly full body with notes of salty licorice. A dry and bitter finish from the malts. Quite decent. 200307
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, light bitter. Taste is medium sweet, coffee/cream, light bitter. Creamy body.
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub (7.6%). Aroma of dark toasted malt. Color is opaque black with a low tan head. Medium body with very mild carbonation. Quite smooth. The flavor is dark toasted, but not burnt, malt with a small sour undernote. There is bitter, but it is obscured by the toasted character. Very good stout.
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is essentially black with a finger of creamy, tan colored head.
S: The nose is very roasty with plenty of coffee aromas to it. There’s some dark cocoa powder that is somewhat bitter and maybe even a touch of nuttiness to it.
T: A mild bitterness, some moderate chocolate notes, and a very heavy roasted malt component. There’s a touch of acidity to it, but it works out alright. Lots of coffee flavor, too.
M: The body is medium and the carbonation is smooth and low to medium.
D: I’d definitely have this beer again. Smooth and easy to drink, like the style should be.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: July 08, 2009
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry roasted aroma, touch of black chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, sweet caramel, lots of sweet chocolate follows the caramel
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark black ale with a light chocolate aroma. Bitter chocolate. Lactic overtones. Some sweetness in finish. Light bodied yet good. (June 2004).
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007
Coffee roast aroma. Tan head. Black and rich on the palate with some alcohol present. Crisp and dry coffee roast finish.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap (don’t remember it being on nitro, nor do I see that in my notes, but I could be wrong) at the brewpub. Pours with a deep brown to black body with a minimal tan head of bubbles that fades. Aromas are roasty, molasses, brown sugar, minimal esters, no hop aroma. Coffee, chocolate. Flavors of brown sugar, some estery notes, alcohol, and chocolate. Some higher alcohols noted. Medium to light bubbles. A bit of an earthiness in the finish.