chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber from Charles Street Liquors, Boston MA. Very dark. Almost black with a slight ruby tinge. Small tan head. More chocolate than coffee in the aroma - lets call it mocha. Bournville chocolate, cocoa powder and espresso coffee on the palate. Quite dry and fairly bitter. Full bodied but not too thick, so easier drinking than expected, with a quite prickly carbonation. Turns a little creamy on the finish. Perhaps just a touch harsh on the palate but that’s only a minor quibble. Overall, extremely tasty and fascinating. I’d certainly go back to this one.
twindog (267) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a large tan lingering head that stiicks to the sides of the glass. Lacking a little bit of the coffee flavor but leaves a nice thick coating in your mouth. Smooth, creamey with a silky finish.
douglas88 (7178) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to hopdog. Pours a almost totally dark brown color with a very thick brown head with lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet, nutty notes, light chocolate and milk. A rich oat flavor, sweet milky coffee, light bitter coffee beans. Easygoing and full flavored. A soft palate.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to machfive55. Dark brown pour, black in the glass, with an open, frothy tan head. Glasscoating lace. Faint coffee aroma. Flavor pairs iced coffee with the fruitier roasted malt flavors, cherry, strawberry, licorice. Chocolate and fig bringing up the bittersweet finish. Medium body, palate is slightly dry and very lively with a smooth, creamy carbonation.
Darkover (1527) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a big brown long lasting head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and some hops. Flavor of roasted malts finishes with coffee.
alobar (3055) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of hops and some roasted malts. Flavor is mild-not overpowering coffee, roasted malts, and a slightly hop-bitter end. Good beer.
SrSilliGose (3309) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours a deep brown with a foamy tan head. Notes of coffee, milk chocoalte, malt balls, toffee. very smooth and creamy. good beer.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy, who shared it at the Houston RB Tasting in October. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is of coffee. Taste is of coffee. Mouthfeel is thin and dry.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours deep black, almost obsidian, with an amberish, creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, pepper, spice, roasted malts, smoke, and hints of hops. Medium bodied for a stout, but pleasantly so. Satisfying, rich moutfeel with a long, spicy finish. Very good stout.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the gingerman, NYC.... It’s dark in here but it looks pretty close to black with a frothy light tan head... Aroma of roast and very mild coffee notes...Roasted malt and cocoa make up the flavors. Kind of dull and lacking in assertiveness. Soft carbonation and somewhat thin palatewise.