kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L bottle, courtesy of presario. Thanks, Trevor! Pours a dark brown color; cocoa-colored head with patchy lacing. Dense, well-roasted coffee and baker’s chocolate in the aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: coffee and bitter chocolate; very well-roasted; drinkable, filled-out stout. Medium, dry chocolate and roasted coffee finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2011 6/3/11, 12oz bottle, RBSG bus. Clear red-dark brown body, small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, espresso, some caramel, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some lactose, light burnt. Light-medium body, light acidity. 8/3/6/3/13
8/10/07, 1L, thanks kmweaver. Brown head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, cocoa, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, coffee/roast, light chocolate. Medium body, light acidity. 7/3/6/3/12
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 1L bottle thanks to kmweaver. Nose is full of dark roast coffee, bitter bakers chocolate and some greenish bell pepper and seed scents as well. Creamy texture up front, while the middle is somewhat acidic or lactic, and slightly pasty as well. Has some residual green vegetal mocha notes with some bitter chocolate in the finish. A weird stout.
oakbluff (436) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- very dark stout pours with a nice head. The nose is chocolate with a hint of coffee- surprising as I was expecting strong coffee smell. Taste- good roast flavours, and just like the smell, the espresso is subdued initially. May be because beer is too cold. Carbonation level is appropriate for the style. As get more into the beer, the espresso taste begins to develp more. Its probably a good thing that it was initially subdued. Mouthfeel is average for a stout. Great bottle as well- will be good for homebrew (1 litre flip top). Overall good effort.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black poor, lively effervescent with a beige foamy head.. No lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate mousse, hints of vanilla, chocolate milkshake, nutmegg and egg nog. Creamy mouthfeel, lightly bitter but long lasting.... Dry finish. Slightly to carbonated and almost feels a little to watered down. Coffee amd dark chocolate hits you right off the bat...... that’s about it.
ChainGangGuy (4770) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Appearance: Pours out a deep black with a thinnish brown-colored head.
Smell: The sharp scent of stale coffee grounds is harshly acidic and unpleasant. Not at all like the aroma of freshly ground espresso.
Taste: Acutely bitter taste accentuated by a firm, acidic black malt flavor. Slight hints of wood and anise barely avoid being washed out by the acrid stale coffee bite. Exceedingly ashy tasting.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Slightly oily texture, and low carbonation.
Drinkability: Far too ashy to be enjoyable. Lacks the balancing sweetness and creaminess, which it desperately requires. // Appearance: Pours a black body with a full, frothy, ecru-colored head.
Smell: Dark malts and dry dark chocolate set against a backdrop of clean-smelling espresso.
Taste: Dark maltiness tasting of dark baker’s chocolate. Splash of mountain spring water. Then comes the espresso that’s, thankfully, not accompanied by any harsh, acidic, burnt, or ash hints to detract from it. Toast topped with a sprinkling of table sugar, though there’s never more than a mild sweetness throughout. Slight bitterness. Plenty of clean-tasting espresso on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s good. A VAST improvement over the previous tasting of this beer.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours wtih a dark brown to black body toped by a light brown, medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly sweet and roasty wtih nice coffee notes and a touch of bitterness. Full bodied, smooth and a touch dry.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black body, thick looking. Thin, rapidly diminishing tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee dominate the aroma, with hints of caramel, sugar. Flavor is much the same and not as impressive as the nose. Finishes robustly bitter and medium dry, chocolate and coffee bean grittiness lingering. Palate is medium bodied, moderately dry and exceedingly bitter at times. Decent stout, quite earthy throughout. The aroma was the only part of this that was truly memorable.
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque dark brown with a light brown head. Has a very distinct coffee aroma. A bit of a coffee taste, along with some caramel malt taste. Big espresso aftertaste. Gives ya a big wallop of caffeine buzz! I’m not a coffee drinker, this had me jittering all night.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light coffee, roasty aroma. Pours an opaque black with a tan head. Chocolate and coffee notes. Oily palate. Dry and somewhat astringent finish. Body is light.