kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Date: 12/15/2007DocLock (10745) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
dark brown, fine tan head, drippy lace,
dark chocolate and roasted aroma,
rich chocolate favor, very dry, lots of roasted keeps the dryness, good hop character melds with the roasted,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Turbid dark brown pour with 2-fingers of khaki head. Aroma of roasty dark malt, chocoff, hops, molasses, some funky notes, and some mild assy latexy aroma. Tastes dark malty, with dark choc, coffee, brown sugar, almonds, and blackstrap molasses. Fairly dense palate that stays malty and dark oatmealy chocolatey throughout. cubs (10641) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle @ home. 2011 vintage. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Rich oaty, roasty dark malty, slightly woody, a touch grainy aroma. Sweet dark chocolate malty, rich caramel, tasty oaky, rich oaty flavor. Nice brew. BVery (10617) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Tap. Very dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and wood. Thinner palate. Taste is a little bit subtle - mild coffee and chocolate. Good, but not spectacular. KimJohansen (10509) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Clear dark burgundy with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and oak notes. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.
alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2008
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours black with a small beige head. The aroma has mild sweetnes, roasted malt, funk (veggies ?), and chocolate. The flavor is a mess of light cocoa, chocolate, earthy, and theslightest hint of nuts. Faily thin. Not very impressive. DuffMan (10459) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
On tap @ Radio Maria. Nitro creates a thick beige foam pad atop a near black body. Faint aroma of sweet roast. Creamy, roasty palate with notes of coffee, vanilla, chocolate. Mildly bitter finish, creamy mouthfeel. Very good. marcus (10354) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 23, 2008
This dark brown ale poured with a foamy tan head that dissipated rather quickly. There is a pleasant chocolate aroma and a carbonated roasted malt flavor with cocoa undertones. This is a tasty stout, although the flavor is slightly thin. Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
Thank you Tom/After4ever. It’s black with a red hue and a huge, creamy, light brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light vanilla and oak. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light vanilla and oak before it ends with a slightly burnt bitterness and a citrussy dryness. It could have been stronger in the oak note and could have been more complex, but I like it anyhow! MartinT (9961) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Roasted bitterness and chocolate sweetness merge into coffee bean notes in this slender and drinkable Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the brown-sleeved black.
-The barrel presence is subtle, which is appreciated.
-The finishing bitterness is quite roasty, but also hoppy and peppery.
-I did not find it plump enough for my tastes in the style.