Zilverenmaan (336) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2018
Poors black with a small, dense, very dark head. Aroma very good: some anise, coffee, lots of chocolate, creamy even, some alcohol. Tast vey full: light vanilla, creamy, light coffee, more chocolate, some yeast maybe and some fruity hops? Light bitter, grainy aftertaste. Mouthfeel very soft, very dense as if a spoon would float on it. Excellent brew, pure taste. Ratman197 (15754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2017
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, earthiness and light coffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty cocoa finish. Bill Becker (2051) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2017
From Jul 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with Vermonthiker. Thanks Tom!
This pours a pitch black with a 2 finger head of tannish foam. I see some great lacing and the foam does shrink rather quickly but there's still a fine broken layer near the end of my session.
The smell is first and foremost of roasted malt followed by coffee, a touch, nah, a good amount of dark chocolate and I can sense some hop presence lurking in the background.
The taste is...ahhh. Very very tasty. Big roasted malt followed almost immediately by some dark chocolate, some coffee, some sweet/milk chocolate maybe caramel malt? that gave this Stout an overall sweetish but not too sweet overall flavour, some toffee, some dark fruit when I swish it in my mouth, a slight tartness in the background that I'm guessing comes from the hops. Wow. This baby is complex to the max but...it's so smooth and easy drinking(it's off the charts in my book) that it's scary. I love a good dry Stout and, though this definitely has some sweet notes to it, this one is pleasing me muchly.
It's just shy of a full mouthfeel, the carbonation is on the light side but fits it to a tee, and it finishes with *that* dry, roasted malty goodness. What a brew! I can see why it is so highly regarded and sought after. I'm so happy I got a chance to try it so another thank you is in order to Tom!! Kleg (461) - The Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2017
12 oz bottle bought in Bar Harbor, Maine. Clear black pour with dark ruby highlights and a beige head with good retention. Spotty lacing. Taste has a little roast, a little dark chocolate and a little coffee with a dry finish. Okay. Nothing memorable. 6.7 ABV is well hidden. jb (3481) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2017
This was billed as a dry stout but it is pretty neutral. Full bodied and tasty it is worth seeking out.
mike67 (1301) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, brown head, lively carbonation and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, bread crust, dark fruit and brown sugar. Body is full and crisp. Taste is of toasted malt, brown sugar, dark fruit and sour. Finish is long and sour. Something was wrong with this brew. papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Appearance: Molasses brown body that looks quite black once in the glass. Decent 2 finger head with minimal lacing and fades gradually. A tiny bit weak IMO.
Smell: Nice clean aroma of coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and some hops. A touch of sweetness rounds things out.
Taste: A good roasted feel. Good, solid coffee presence with a slight hint of fruit (dried?) maybe cherries or strawberries. A nice and mild sweet taste. A touch of bitterness at first then as it warms, it’s all malt. Really good.
Mouthfeel: Smooth but i found the carbonation a little high. It calms down though as it warms. Coats the mouth with ease. Medium body not more. jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Pours black with tan head. A strong coffee and chocolate aroma. A chocolate and coffee taste with roasted malts. A dry roasted malt and coffee aftertaste. Ron (4292) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle had during another Cowboy victory. Poured a black with a small head. Aroma is lots of dark roasted malt, coffee, vanilla bean. Light sweetness, light bitter. Slight semi-dry taste. Medium bodied. Creamy texture. Taste is dark roasted malt, slight cocoa, coffee notes. Pretty good stuff. Tessic (1269) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2016
This stout poured a deep black colour with a brown, creamy head. Little lacing. Scents include a little wine, trace amour of whiskey, caramel and smoke. First swig was very tasty but a little bit thin on the palate. Flavours of burnt malts and brown sugar with some smoke and coffee. Finish is burnt and delicious.
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