fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Lots of coffee with bitter chocolate mixed in witha dry strong sweet finish. Very dark color color and foam. DrBayern (1140) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Brown creamy medium head floats on a sea of thick black liquid that prevents any light passage. Aromas of dark fruits, coffee, and burnt caramel barely cover the influence of the alcohol. Thick, chewy, resinous mouthfeel. Coffee again, as well as bitter chocolate, peppery spice and citrus. Finish is long and fairly bitter in spite of a lingering maltiness. Well done. HrHolm (6) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2006 does not count
Bottle. Dark and creamy - sweet, but not overly so. Long aftertaste. Very delicious beer. xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle. Brown head. black tred tinged body. light chocolate mint aroma. malty alcohol, more dark chocolate, absent any coffee. grapey. overpresent alcohol taste. one dimensional, unexciting. Capa (3623) - DC, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2006
poured dark enough to hold up to a lamp and not be able to see through. Its pretty much motor oil. Small amount of brown head that remained around the glass untill the end. Aroma is sweet chocolate and malt. tastes of chocolate (obviously) and is mildly fruity. Has plenty of bitterness in the aftertase as well. Very strong flavor overall. Delicious.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - anywhere usa, - JAN 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours a blackish brown with a medium coffee colored head. Nose is sweet, chocolatey, full of ripe fruit (plums?), and some roasted coffee. Tastes bitter, sweet, very malty, and full of chocolate. The chocolate comes out more towards the finish as does the roastiness of the beer. Very smooth palate with some definate warming qualities. Silky mouthfeel, full bodied, and satisfying. This beer was worth the 5 hour plane ride. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2006
Bottle. Black with a large brown head. Aroma is chocolate, sweet malt, with dark fruit and a hint of coffee. A shed load of chocolate in the taste, sweet, with dark fruit, salty, smokey and with a bitter finish. Full bodied and creamy. Excellent. Delirium (673) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Bottle. Pours a thick dark black with a dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is malty and sweet. Tastes roasty and bittersweet, with notes of chocolate, coffee, and dried fruit, and a fairly strong dry and slightly bitter chocolate finish, becoming sweet after a while. Medium body and smooth, with a lot of complexity. Alcohol contributes a bit of warmth but is quite subtle for its 8.7%. Highly recommended; a nice blending of the chocolate and imperial stout styles. Foxbush (2141) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2009 This was enjoyed at one of the best beer in the USA: Capital Ale House in Richmond, Va. It was enjoyed in a 14 oz glass. It was dark with a minimal head. This body was medium with some sweetness. It was excellent stout to finish the evening. I upgraded my score. This was my 5th beer of Christmas 2007. This is a very special beverage. This stout is so smooth you do not want the beer to end. My son purchased some for an Oyster party on 12/19/2009. This is a wonderful beverage. It has few peers in my mind. We purchased at Total Wine on 12/19 the day of the big Snow Strom of 2009. thornecb (6152) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2006
12 oz winter 2005-6. Pours like motor oil -- nice big brown head that leaves lacing. Very sweet chocolate nose with a bitter tingle. Light, creamy and very sweet with medium lasting chocolate finish. Will cellar and re-rate.