LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown almost black with dark brown head. Aroma of sweet malt and coffee. Taste of malt, coffee and chocolate. entropy1049 (40) - Oxford, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours dark brown to black with a thin creamy head. Aroma is mild; roasted malt and anise. Thick in the mouth with mild carbonation. Flavor reflects the roasting of the grains, though not as bitter as I’d expected. Persistant flavor lasts for a while after the beer is gone...this is a good thing. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a dark blackish color, with better than two inches of rocky-textured brown foam. Decent lacing. Sweet dark and roasted malt in the aroma.
The flavor is very full - with deep roasted malt, strong coffee, and some oak tannin. Together, they combine in a thick oily mouthfeel, and finish with a bitter roast and slight whiskey flavor.
Full bodied, moderate carbonation Strykzone (7355) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2007
This might be the darkest beer I have ever seen. It also has a small and unusually dark head that lasts a minute or two. Aroma is malty and roast. Flavor is delightful. Everything you love about a stout is here. Plenty of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, etc. This is truly a premium beer and it can’t get much better! VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
12 oz bottle, courtesy of StompBrockmore - pours oily black, like crude in a glass, with a nice sized mocha head that soon settles to a thin surface layer. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, tar, some alcohol, and a very nice and unexpected yeastiness. That bready quality is a perfect counterpart to robust flavours of caramel, dark roasted malt, and coffee. Dry, roasty, chocolatey finish is superb. A hugely complex and delicious stout. Very, very nice.
brownaler (660) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Pitch black appearance with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee and licorice melt together along with some chocolate. The palate lingers in your mouth for a while an then immediately goes into your throat. There is various fruits involved in the flavor like plum and raisin along a roasted bubbly flavor of hickory? A little thin for a stout, but has a unique character I love. strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2007 Appearance is dark chocolate with a light almond colored head. Has an aroma of roasted coffee. Taste has a tinge of yeast and a hint of chocolate, but roasted flavor dominates. A very dry but steady finish and suprisingly light. This is a great stout for the price, but a little dry for my tastes. spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Good amount of chocolate in the aroma.Pours dark with a medium head.Lots of coffee and chocolate in the flavor.Full mouthfeel with a big chocolate finish. Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2007
A full-flavored, solid stout. Excellent head and appearance with, of course, a deep black coloring. A strong, roasted quality that stays long enough to savor and enjoy. jrob21 (3684) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Looks like a stout, tastes like a stout but doesn’t quite smell like a stout. Taste is big on the roasted malt flavors. Some bittersweet chocolate hiding in there too. Very smooth drink. Slightly sweet but not overpowering. The roasted flavors last for a while after you are done with this one. Good, well balanced, stout.