Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice and some dark fruits. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness, with coffee and roasted malts, full body, thick feel, average carbonation. radarsock (1194) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2012
200th RATING! Bottle, supplied by Drsilverworm -- many thanks! Pours a deeply fixed mahogany cordovan brown with a delightfully creamy head. Smells instantaneously of wet and dry hops, dark chocolates, rose pedals (it’s a floral note that doesn’t seem to characterize anything else), balsamic vinegar; cherries, sawdust and liquorice on its finish. Finally a Foreign Stout that’s easily drinkable, has as much depth in its tastes as in its aroma and put quite frankly, done right. I’ve discovered hops, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, raisins, peppercorn, coffee dregs, liquorice root, walnuts and an aloe vera-like herbaceousness while happily sipping this magnum opus beer. douglas88 (9188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Bomber. I think that Foreign Extra Stout is basically my favorite thing ever, so when it is done right it’s great! Pours a totally black hue with a medium light beige head. A sweet nose of ash, caramel and plum. The flavor is lovely; sweet cocoa and caramel, light citrus hops, some fruit, dry ash and roast. Certainly some bitterness in the finish pushing this towards a hoppy brew, lingering coffee in the tail. Some metallic bite. Lovely. WVHouseofBeer (1068) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2011
A quaint roasted malt and burnt office-coffee nose rises from a picture perfect pitch black body. A tannish head laces well down the glass and a palate of coffee, mild chocolate, and noticeable hops packs a punch. Personally I thought the flavor could have been a bit more credible, as the beer does so many things well but lacks in that "a-ha" moment when tasting. Easily one of if not the best FXS that I’ve had, the Zatek 2011-A is an exception to this oft-overlooked style. Just don’t overlook this brew. Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2011
This brew pours black with a medium dark tan head that diminishes slowly to a film. Rings of lacing on the glass. Notes of burnt malt, coffee and caramel in the nose. Medium body with a roasty character and flavors of malt, black coffee and fruity hops. The finish is moderately dry with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Solid beer all around.
reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Pours deep brown/black with a thick mocha head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma is big and roasty with lots of dark fruit...fig, plum...a bit boozy. Flavor follows suit and adds some burnt notes...very roasty, very hoppy...nice bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is burnt and bitter...very dry and lingering, warming. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
22oz bottle. Good, brown head. Black color. Good lace. Nice, drier texture, bigger body. Ligther, crisp carbonation. Slight oiliness in the aftertaste, but it’s not too bad. Great, hoppy aroma, on a roasty dark malt chocolatey base. Some dark and tropical fruity aromas. Nice, bitter sweet roasty taste. Very enjoyable hoppy stout. Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2012
Wow, thanks Santa, this was WAY more than I had expected. Usual suspects, nice smooth mouthfeel. Nutty, dark chocolate. The backend lingers with that burnt dark chocolate taste forever, really a well done brew. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
22 oz. bottle via trade with DrSilverworm - Pours a dark brown color with a one finger thick tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and light cocoa. Flavor is lightly sweetened roasted malt with hints of coffee and chocolate. Finish is slightly bitter and dry. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Chris. Plovmand (8312) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is fruity hops, spices, roasted malts and light chocolate. The flavor is dark roasted malts, exotic fruits, chocolate and licorice. Nice one.
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