bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 29, 2006
bottle from chevy chase liquors. aroma is intense roasted coffee, chocolate. medium body, with a solidly malty fore (lots of caramel, biscuity malts) and a roasty, almost dry finish. good, but a bit too close to espresso for my liking. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2006
Closing on black color, a rather effervescent stout, producing a mostly fizzy light brown head that mostly fades. High attenuation level, despite the malt flavors abundance, the palate remains rather dry and this without the use of overly agressive roastiness. It does hint at coffee, but otherwise remain a competent blend between chocolatey and herbal, still green hops. Active carbonation may apparently shorten the flavors, at the same time contributing to bringing a sweet licorice/vanilla kiss after swallowing and unfortunately gathering coke-like sweet rootiness peaks. Well balanced offering. Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Secret Santa. Great aroma of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, nuts, and light coffee. Pours a dark brown, with no transparency, and a fizzy tan head that fades quickly to a ring. Lots of chocolate and caramel up front. Hints of vanilla in the middle. Finishes lightly roasty with malt and coffee and lighter bitterness. MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2005
12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass - it pours a beautiful near-black brown with a small head. It has a roasted coffee and oatmeal aroma. Umm, delicious! It has a has a great taste and palate. The roasted coffee aroma persist into the taste. It has a definite oatmeal taste as well. The finish clings to the throat, leaving the wonderful body in your mouth for a long time. Excellent. sloth (2906) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Tiny brown head, gone in a flash, lace?? nope. Roasty nose, notes of charcoal and some licorice. Black brew some red edging. Body is med/full, lightly creamy. Good roastiness, hints of caramel, chocolate, cafe and a touch of black patent. Mildly chalky finish is dry, roasty and coffeeish.
thegreenrooster (4406) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Pour is a dark black with no head. Aroma is nice and roasty and chocolate malts. Flavor tastes like liquid dark chocolate. Very tasty and leaves a nice roast flavor on the tounge which you can taste long after the swallow. Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Out of the bottle, very dark in color. Smells like a stout, hint of chocolate. Same with the flavor. Smooth start and finish. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Bottle: Dark brown, near black with some ruby highlights and a small tan head that quickly dies. Aroma is roasted dark malts and a hint of roast dark chocolate. Taste is a nice roasted malt, roasty chocolate, a bit of bitter dark roasted malt, and almost a hint of grassy mint. Moderate carbonation, full-bodied, and spritzy mouthfeel. Finishes with notes of bitter, dark roasted malts. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2005
12 oz bottle. Hardly a hed when poured into tulip. Black with some ruby and hardly any head at all. Aroma is cola and chocolate. Taste is very roasty with tons of chocolate and a nice lingering bitterness. Really good but the lack of carbonation is kind of disturbing. DocLock (10706) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Bottle from State Line. Had this over Memorial Day with the family. Deep black pour with dark tan head. Aroma of dark malt, chocoff, some licorice, oak, and bourbon. Tastes rich, chocoffy, roasty malty, with some licorice and anise at the finish. Dry finish. Very good beer!