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 I’ve 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 (448) - 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. I’m looking forward to aging a couple of these to see how it/if it mellows out.
Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Draft at KClingers on the recommendation of one of the smartest but unknown beer drinkers I’ve ever met. It poured midnight black with a sticky light tan head. At first, I sense medicinal properties -- licorice, cough medicine (but in a good way), roasted malt and dark cherries. This is an exceptional dark beer! (#2718, 2/18/2007) MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle. Fruity aroma, some English liquorice. Black colour, no head. Sweet liquorice flavour with nice, creamy English liquorice aftertaste. Also salt liquorice notes. Thick mouthfeel. jake65 (3695) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle: Pours a dark brown, near black with a huge, thick brown head. Nice thick lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, toffee, and chocolate. The taste is amazing. Blend of roasted malt with coffee, bittersweet cocoa, and a little hop bitters. Nice, rich coating on the way down with a lingering finish. My final though is Top Notch! Thanks Llafoe for sending this. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2007
This one pours as black as used motor oil after 6 or 7000 miles. Pours syrupy into my tulip glass. Aroma is heavy chocolate and roast, alot of raisins/plums. Taste is very roasty, chocolate, coffee, with raisins, plums, the usual. the finish is lasting roast and bitterness. Alot of alcohol warm in the finish also. the carbonation is light, and the body is thick and syrupy. Damn good. Thanks Brian. MoritzF (9901) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2007
(sampled at the Düsseldorf RB gathering) Colour is black as tar, almost no head. Moderately sweet roast-malty aroma with coffee, liquorice spice and a whiff of hops. Sweet and spicy flavour, full body, oily texture, smooth carbonation. Hearty roasted malt character with pronounced notes of coffee and liquorice; almost dry, lasting spicy finish with strong coffee notes. Very good.