Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2001
Silky sweet malt. Light in body, but it works.............................. Dogbrick (13518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Pours nearly black with a medium thin and creamy light beige head that dissipates to a dense film. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Light, semi-dry body with flavors of sweet toasted malt, chocolate and a touch of smoke. The finish is short and malty. Slightly above average overall. JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - APR 19, 2006
Draught Very dark with red highlights; reddish-brown, tenacious head, lace. Burning wood, burnt grains and coffee nose, and a bit bready. Burnt/roasted grains, some restsweetness; bitterness is for the largest part due to the malts, IMO. bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 26, 2007
UPDATED: APR 27, 2007 Draft. Nitro. Blackish beer with a tan nitro head. Roasty aroma. Light flavor, slightly sour, slight roast. Lingering sourness/lactic. Lighter bodied. Suttree (6479) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 Blacker than black. Tan head. Dry, to the point of being almost dusty palate, and subtle notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Finishes dry.
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
Cask-cond’d version @ brewpub. Not much head on an opaque black beer. Aroma of simple coffee, some creamer, butter, and Coffee Crisp candy bar. Hardly any co2 but has a nice silkiness. Good smoky flavors and love the sweet soft licorice in the background. That does not overpower the the mild cocoa creme. Sweet in a licorice way and more woody, like toasty wood, than anything else at the end. CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at Big Time Brewpub in Seattle on March 2, 2007. Pours a light brown head with an opaque body. Nose of JERKY. Yah - strange huh? Chocolate flavour, good carbonation and gritty texture. Lasting cocoa and coffee in the finish. Powerful and oodles of flavour. I loved this stuff presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
Black. Lassting nitro head thick creamy lacing. Nice cocoa coffee aroma. Light dry body. Creamy coffee stout. FlacoAlto (4216) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Sampled @ Big Time, April 2007BillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2002
Pours with a rich, creamy, nitrogen generated head that has a brown tinged, tan color. The beer is simply black, when analyzed in this pub atmosphere. The aroma is rich with notes of toasty malt, chocolate, a touch of coffee aromatics and a hint of burn raisin adds some unexpected fruitiness. The beer tastes dry and fairly bitter in the finish. The bitterness seems to be driven by the burnt malt notes rather than by hops. A touch of coffee flavors are here, focusing on roast bean flavors. This has a very creamy mouthfeel to it, which is typical of a degassed nitrogenated brew. The finish has a lingering, toasted, dry grain character to it. This is a good easy drinking brew, and a definite step up from draught Guinness.
UPDATED: APR 1, 2008 This beer has the perfect stout appearance--dark with a proportionate creamy head and a crisp coffee aroma. However, this beer dissappointed me with its bland coffee flavor followed by a weak burnt finish and a mouthfeel that registered as too light. My rerate of this brew (3-31) is not quite as harsh. Nice smooth velvety body with no off-flavors and mild-roast with slight burnt chocolate finish.