tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Bottle. Pours thick black like motor oil with a massive creamy head with reddish-amber highlights. Notes of malt, coffee, molasses and chocolate on the nose. Complex and massive on the palate. A beer not to be taken lightly. Wow. Original rating 7/5/8/5 17 - 4.2
Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2007
I rated this beer in the beginning of my rating experience. I definitely need to readjust my rating. The aroma is explosive out of the glass. Loads of sweet, sticky malt, roasted coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, wood, vanilla, bourbon... The only thing I have to take down is the palate. Full bodied, for sure, but lacks just a bit on the finish. I upped my rating, though. This is one truly wonderful beer.
12 oz bottle courtesy of Boboski. This is pretty much the darkest pour Iíve ever seen. It also has a nice light brown head. Initially the aroma is a bit like a Barleywine with dark fruit and hints of alcohol and olive. There may be a faint malt note somewhere in the background. Thick rich syrupy mouth feel. You could drink this stuff with a fork. Starts off fruity with dates and plums and also a bit of olive. Then silky smooth malts enter the picture with notes of molasses, toffee, burnt malts, chocolate and caramel. Just a truck load of malt flavors bursting from the glass. The flavor fades away slowly seemingly resisting the inevitable diminishment. k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle - Pours black with a dark brown loose head. Strong aromas of roasted malts, woody and coffee and brown sugar (if that makes any sense...). Many different notes in the flavor; molasses, various roated grain, coffee, anise, rasins and chocolate with some hoppy notes in the finish and a flavor that lingers on the palate. Strong body and good mouthfeel that stands up with the many flavors. Single bottle tasting. henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2007
Beautifull black body with a huge creamy brown head; Huge nose with very strange aromas most of them I havenít come across before, somehow it is a mix of Danish brown bread and eraser/rubber; Huuge soft carbonation, balanced deep body, very pleasant; Looong finish with lots of aroma, a little salty balanced deep body. Great beer (Thanks Madsberg for sharing). mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Pours a pitch black with a very inviting light brown head. Looks delicious!! Smells of chocolate and dark smoky malts. Straight sweet!! Nice roasty malts and chocolate in the taste. Delicious! Extremely well balanced. This beer Iíve had before but Iíve never appreciated it until now. Its awesome and I can see why its so highly rated. What a great brew. Come to central florifda please.
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Small creamy brown head, mostly lasting, full body, toasted malt, light hops and fairly sweet, lightly bitter finish a very tasty stout, keeping me warm on this snowy Sunday evening. tever (15) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
12 oz Bottle, about 1 yr old. Poured pitch black and very thick into tulip with a small tan head that diminished quickly. Complex aroma of dark and milk chocolates, molasses, dark fruit, and coffee. The sweetness in the aroma is just wonderful. Flavors of Dark and sweet milk chocolates upfront, plums, raisons, and more coffee. Finishes with a slight bitterness and some smokiness. Very smooth and creamy on the palate yet somewhat thick. This is a wonderful beer. jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Without question one of the finest stouts Iíve ever had the privelage of consuming. Outstanding aroma, sweet roasted malt with coffee overtones that remind me of Kahluha. Chocolate and caramel are in the mix also. Smooth full body and very very drinkable. Best after sitting a little while and warms up. Flavor is dark sweet roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate. Has a bit of a sting at the end with bitter hops.This is a Stout lovers WoNdeRwaLL... Beauitfully crafted beer from an outstanding brewery. Thank yes i will have another
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
This beer is massive. Vey thick. Pours like motor oil. Very strong head. Heavy body. Excellent. oakbluff (447) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2007
Pours out like ten month old motor oil from my car. I had to run upstairs to get the knife and fork for this baby. Wow that is a thick stout. Hops are quite pronounced even though there is obviously an avalanche of malt here. Chocolate, plum, raisins, hops are main tastes. As thick as it is at the beginning, it actually finishes lightly and dry. carbonation is medium to low, but is at an appropriate level for this style.
A slow sipper for sure, but a perfect match for a soul sucking cold ass night. Iím looking forward to aging a couple of these to see how it/if it mellows out.