chinchill (5310) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe.
Essentially black with reddish edges and an excellent head.
Aroma: boozy; hint of port; over-ripe fruits.
Very rich; somewhat boozy (but not in the feel); full body; low-medium carbonation.
O: Excellent stout.
fattybladdy (830) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Draft @ Bells. Dark brownish black with moderate tan head. Taste is coffee, black licorice, dark roasted malt plus some hops. Tasty brew. ICEatALAMO (1353) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Draft at brewery. The pour is dark with a light brown head. The aroma is mire malt than hops. The taste carries some bitterness with it and lingers around. Has some smokiness to it.
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Enjoyed on tap at Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistency, off white rim. Aroma is a mixture of whole cone hops and roasted chocolate malt. Taste goes down with a great bitterness, very abrasive with hops and also a bitter chocolate. I like this stuff, maybe a little too hoppy for my taste for the style, but still good stuff. Cbuk1013 (255) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours black with a thin light hrad. Smells of coffee and malt. Tasteblack offer, black licorice, roasted malt and hops. The finish is creamy.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Tap @ Bells: Dense black, creamy head, enjoyed after a day filled with fresh Hopslam and Oarsman - this one looked demanding. Bitterly roasted malt aroma, coffee, cocoa, light charcoal. Aggressive herbal hoppage on the nose, too. Taste is full of black licorice, anise, roast, burnt coffee beans, some light, dry cocoa powder. Nice char with a semi-sweet and partially bitter and roasty finish. Creamy, smooth, sufficiently low carbonation. I believe this was re-brew of Batch 7,000, right? In my opinion, aged Batch 7,000 bottles are tasting much better than Dagger fresh, but this is still pretty good stout. Tmoney99 (14947) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Tap sample. Poured black color with a moderate creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted sweet chocolate malt with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Draft at brewery. Nice stout. A little smoother an less astringent than expedition. Good stuff. onceblind (10527) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Deep black with a bubbly dark beige head. Creamy dark aroma with something like bitter cacao and lactose sugar...weird. Flavor was rich and over sweet with a lot of chocolaty bitterness and some sort of herbal tone. Very odd. Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2013
On tap at Bells 1/26/13. I made the mistake of having this right after the black note. A great impy stout to be sure, with a wonderful hop presence that played well with the roasted malts, but it took a back seat to the impressive black note that preceded it.