theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Bottle. Dark black with little brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, dark malts, and alcohol. Strong flavors of alcoholic, fruity red wine and burnt chocolate malts. Smoky, roasted, and very fruity - quite sweet. Impressively complex, but alcohol and fruit dominate too much. mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2005
bottle. 2005. pours a deep black body with a small ring of mocha head. the aroma is very rich, inviting, and complex - cheesey yeast, chocolate, vinous, raisin sweetness. flavours of bittersweet chocolate and a delicate soft creaminess. very smooth yeasty body. full of chocolate and toasted caramel. assertive bitter finish. I like this stuff! MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2005
Bottle @ Akkurat, StockholmIllinest (14) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Full bodied. Plenty of chocolate, sweetness and some bitterness. Coffe (cappuccino) hits in after warming up a bit. Dangerously easy drunk. Wish the bottle was larger...
what i like least about guinness is the ’roasty’ flavor and this beer also has that taste, but it’s fuller and chocolatey and much more impressive than guinness. Skinnyviking (9569) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2005
Bottle.Brown small but lasting head. Pitch black body, wow, no light coming through there. Impressive. A bit sharp chocolate aroma. Amazing that these undoubtedly nice fellows have managed to combine sweet chocolate malt with hops and such a high alcohol percentage.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Winter ’05-06’ bottle. Pours a dark black with a small tan slightly lacing head. Aroma of cocoa, sweet chocolate and dark fruits. Flavor of darker chocolate, coffee and a nice dry hop. Slightly thin body yet bitter due to the hops. I have another bottle of this I’ll let sit for a year or two to see how it balances out. Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2005
04-05 bottle that Duane let me sample. Great chocolate aroma gives way to a flavor that is much more coffee than anything else. Pretty full mouthfeel which is great, but I’m not much of a coffee kind of guy. acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2005
I really enjoyed this beer. Thanks one more time, Santa! Dark with tan head. Hearty aromas of malt, coffee and chocolate. Full in the mouth, though with medium carbonation. Flavor is roasted, smoky, definitely chocolate. Very nice. loaded (3) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2005 does not count
Dark as night.....sweet, aromatic.....will drop yer dick in the dirt after about a six pack or so....long live The Cave in chapel hill NC for taking a chance with some quality beer. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2005
Bottle at Microbar. Dark as coal with a small creamy, light-brown head. Roasted aromas. Rich roasted and bitter chocolate flavours, dry finish, warming alcohol. Full-bodied. A special occasions beer.