Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Black like motor oil, no head. Seriously syrupy texture, but smooth like butter. The finish is wonderful, truly wonderful. This is a killer beer. The only downfall is that as it warms in the glass, the alcohol becomes a bit overwhelming. I think this would be a better beer if the alcohol was cut in half. Drink with caution. If I were put down more then two pints, I am sure I would walk funny. Cheers. mephisto (1294) - TAIWAN - MAR 10, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 pitch black with brown head, the aroma is of very chocolatey. nutty and smooth, it’s incredibly drinkable. WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2007
This was poured out of a bottle back on 2/20. Body was an Oil can black, with a tan head. Smell and taste more like an ale than a stout. However was very smooth. tyler_mn (2464) - 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 (8814) - 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 I’ve 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 (1264) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2007
Beautifull black body with a huge creamy brown head; Huge nose with very strange aromas most of them I haven’t 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 I’ve had before but I’ve 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.