basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle from Global Liquors in Ellsworth, Maine. Super rich chocolate in all respects. Pours black with brown head. Light hoppy notes of flowers and pine. The palatte is very rich. The flavor of chocolate lingers on the tongue. Slight heat from alcohol but overall well hidden. Really a nice job here. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Mahogany with big, foamy, brown head / Nose of root beer, tobacco, and chocolate / Medium to full body, somewhat winey and chewy, lively carbonation, with good balance, alcohol masking, and finish / Flavors of tobacco, bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, root beer, banana, and vanilla / Interesting to compare to Allagash Black Stout. pineypower (3347) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle, that I wish I could find another of. Pours black with a nice beige head. Aroma is of heavy chocolate, roast, dark fruits and light alcohol. Taste is very complex, with a thick yet smooth mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate, roast, some earth, light smoke, and some slightly fruity notes show up in there also with only a small hint of the ABV. Thick, warming and rich. Well done. emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Draught at Milltown. I loved the shit out of this beer. Pours a dark black with two fingers of dense creamy chestnut tan head. Nose shows black cherry skins, licorice, and tart fruit with some charred oak and rich dark chocolate over hints of caramel and mocha. Flavor is awesome and shows licorice and cherry skins with burnt wood and sweet vanilla on the back of the tongue. Lovely tartness and acidity with a full body and creamy mouthfeel. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2011
A Mes rate. Bottle that Sim got when she was in Boston last year.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Murky opaque deep dark brown with a playful beige head. Massive fruit, really floral in a mead like way, in fact a distinct honey character, epic Belgian yeasty balls, load of length and character. Just bloody brilliant. Slightly too boozy but it’s quickly brushed aside by what I can only describe as a perfumed sweetness. Superb development of bitter, sweet, honey and bitter in the finish. This reminds me SO much of Thornbridge Bracia and for that alone it is thoroughly lovable. An outstanding beer if you ask me.
On tap. Bridge View Tavern Sleepy Hollow NY. Great dark pour with a nice thick head. Bold chocholet roasty bourbon that hits the back of your throat like a ton of bricks with a pallet that you won’t soon forget. Go find some! Travlr (25854) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso. Interesting and unique stout with a slightly fruity flavor. Very nice indeed, and even better than last year’s version. Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Draft, 1 oz sample at the GABF in Denver. Very dark black color, white lacing. Tastes of chocolate and roasted malts with grass. Aroma of flowers and grass. Balanced. Sticky body with low carbonation. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Tap at Barcade. Wow- totally not what I expected- this is a very unique stout that is incredibly easy to drink. Pours a nice deep dark oily black with a nice creamy tan head with a moderate carbonation. Aroma is spicy, grassy, pepper, chocolate, cocoa nibs, roasted spicy hot peppers, moderate chocolate malt, light sweetness, mineral, earth, dirt, and almost a solventy character that kinds smelled good? Flavor is light grass, spices, peppers, cocoa nibs, light oily chocolate, roast, nuts, tobacco leaf earthiness, almost minty with a slight hint of that weird bean that Tom Baker used to use in his Perkunos Hammer. Finish is dry earthy with more tobacco leaf and spice. Very unique beer that works! AirForceHops (7702) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pours as black as raven’s eye. Thick full beige Head. Lacing coated the glass like snow coats the earth in a New England snow storm. Aroma is of dark fruit like prunes, figs and raisins. Slight alcohol in the nose. Taste is of raisin upfront with a hint of chocolate and coffee in the finish. If you let it linger too long on the tongue the alcohol is noticeable. Medium to full body, smooth and creamy in the finish. If this beer was offered as a full time brew, I would recommend this to any stout lover. Awesome!