the_beergery (178) - - DEC 27, 2017 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 12oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark black with a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that was mostly diminishing and had good lacing.
The aroma was of roasted cereal malts and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of baker’s chocolate, molasses and a dark french roast coffee.
The taste was mildly malty sweet with a hint of coffee and a touch of molasses in the beginning and finished with a bold roasty sweet flavor and had a mildly bitter chocolate-coffee overtone. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a lightly bitter roasty taste left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was very close to full in body with a smooth creamy texture and a somewhat mild carbonation.
Overall this was a very roasty and satisfyingly bold brew that possessed a good smooth drinkability. This is a beer that is definitely worth having more than just one...
12 fl oz bottle. Appearance is jet black with a generous topping of tan froth which recedes quite quickly. Aromas come across strongly of dark chocolate and cocoa over roasted dark malts. Taste is again strongly chocolatey and malty, moderate sweetness dominant, but with light bitter as well. A smooth brew with nice creamy mouthfeel, thanks to the oatmeal malts. DutchDrebus (6323) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2017
Bottle @ home. Black colour with a small offwhite head. Smells very roasty, a bit harsh. Tastes chocolate bitterness, roasty, a bit harsh and dry also. Medium body, soft carbo. czlowiekwiadro (1229) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2017
zapach przyjemny, złożony, bogaty, popiół, nuty palone, ciemny karmel, praliny, gorzka czekolada, rum, melasa. kolor czarny, nieprzejrzysty, piana brązowa, skąpa, szybko znika. w smaku pełne, palone, praliny, gorzka czekolada, melasa, trochę śliwki, popiół i palone drewno. goryczka umiarkowana, palona, lekki alkohol, gorzka czekolada. w ustach dość pełne. nasycenie niskie xesihma (41) - - NOV 23, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 Barwa ciemnorubinowa, klarowne. Piana koloru kawy z mlekiem, o średnich pęcherzykach, niezbyt trwała. W aromacie słodowość, lekka kawa. W smaku wytrawne, lekko kwaskowe od słodów palonych, niska goryczka. Oleiste, nisko wysycone. Chadhami (194) - - NOV 21, 2017
Not an overly heavy stout. Dark brown, a little sweetness on the finish. Good one.
vinivini (3146) - Gomel, BELARUS - NOV 19, 2017
Bottled. Pours your regular stout colour with decent tan head. Aroma: citrus hop front, further roasted, chocolate, minor coffee, dried fruit. Light body. Medium dry taste. Smooth roastiness, oat, chocolate, hops. Light to medium bitterness. Fine stout. artemb (1292) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - NOV 17, 2017
dark brown clear
sticky caramel nose with subtle roasted notes
taste is not so sweet with light acidity
good roasted flavour with caramel and chocolate notes and light vomit notes
good Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 6, 2017
From Mar 2008
I got this in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
It pours a very dark brown with a 2 finger head of tannish foam and some nice lacing; head retention is good.
The smell is of roasted malt and chocolate which gives it a slightly sweet nose.
The taste has notes of roasted malt, some coffee, and a bit of chocolate. Nice medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation and it finishes with some hot cocoa bitterness. Nice and tasty, easy to drink...one of the better examples of the style that I've tried. I'd have no problem drinking a couple or 3 at a session. Good stuff!
idale (13) - - OCT 27, 2017
caramel, coffee, grass, barnyard, smoke, woody, black, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, fizzy. geolgau (544) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - OCT 24, 2017
Nice aroma with cola notes, toasted bread, subtle fruitiness, sweet chocolate. Taste is not that great, some subtle roastiness, toasted black bread, espresso, slight bitterness. Taste is a bit watery and light, but leaves you wanting more to happen. It's okay.