John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Sampler at Basils. Black with a tan head. Pretty good but, too thin on the body. Roasted malt and coffee notes. Light sweet chocolate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jtclockwork (16444) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2014
Draft. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, coffee, toasted black malt and roasted barley. Dry finish. Medium body. yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2013
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Breadish. Light chocolate and roasted malty. Bitter and roasted finish.
blipp (9172) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasty aroma with some ashy and char-like notes. The flavor is relatively light, with roasted malts, hints of smoke and ash, and a light sweetness. Not bad. DiarmaidBHK (4797) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
Pours black with a thick brown head. Faint hints of malt on the nose. Bits of coffee essence on the tongue. Finishes bubbly.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2009
sample: best beer in the place. Nose is complex, the coffee and roasted notes I would expect come through immediately. No head to speak of, however this was one of the last in the sampler. The body was thin but taste had some depth... again with the coffee and roasted malts... definitely some bitters at the end. Think this beer was pretty true to the style. Nice beer... award winning as they claim?! not too sure... dmac (6211) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Draft. Poured black with a small whisp of a creamy beige head. Weak aroma of faint chocolate and condensed milk. Thin body with average to strong carbonation. Flavor starts off slightly sour like spoiled milk and thankfully some burnt notes kick in saving me from a horrid taste. Stick to the porter if its available. DuffMan (10278) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
GABF 2008. Near-black, milk chocolate and coffee aroma, very rich. Creamy velvety palate dominated by coffee, some chocolate, with a slightly ashy finish. Very good. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Almost black pour with a cream tan head and lace. Medium chocolate aroma. Chocolate and toasted malt flavor and a hint of coffee like bitter. Creamy full bodied beer. Just a tick away from being very very special. Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Pours a visibly viscous black colour with a medium, dense tan head that fades to a thin film. The nose is heavily roasted barley, ethyl lactate, butter, cream and pungent caramel. The flavour is a smooth blend of coffee, heavy cream, roasted malt and grain. The finish is mildly bitter with toasted bready malts and hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is decadantly creamy and gently carbonated, but perfect for the beer. Nice.