RobertDale (6755) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2017
16 ounce can. Thanks Gene! Pours almost black with a decent tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and a touch of smoke. Somewhat thin body. Pretty good. oobawa (1656) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Tasty stout, but not quite the life-changing pint the shelf talkers at the beer store suggest. Surprisingly thin in texture, pouring out a dark, dark brown, not quite black, with a thin head and slight lacing. Milk chocolate and coffee on the nose. Taste is nice, chocolate and coffee with a distinct fried batter sweetness that comes through late in the fade. Sugar glaze notes on the back end, while slight fig and toasted caramel run deep underneath. Yet it never reaches the indulgence you want in an 8% stout. Still, I totally get the "donut" element. Just not blown away by it. Better than I’ve scored it, but the thin texture’s a big issue. HighlanderOne (1364) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Poured from can
AROMA - fresh coffee grounds
APPEARANCE - stout black with a bit of head.
FLAVOR - malted milk, coffee, dry cocoa, molasses, caramel, alcohol,
PALATE - full and creamy smooth
OVERALL - I would definitely buy again
Alengrin (5629) - BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2017
At Burial tap takeover in Beerlovers Bar, Antwerp. Moussy, medium thick, pale greyish beige head, blackish robe with warm burgundy hue. Aroma of coffee grounds, walnut shells, burnt wood, mocha ice cream, dry cake, black pepper, espresso, dried fig, liquorish, dates. Sweetish, candied fig-like onset, a tad sticky at first even, with a dried beef stock-like umami touch and a sourish undertone, slick and oily mouthfeel. Hard caramel-like and nutty malt core, a tad sourish on the edges and softly toasted bittering towards the end, accent of green beans, peppery hop bitterness, drying. Kicks of sweet and ends dry and softly bitter - a good balance of flavours, but I am left wondering how exactly this should remind me of donuts... Bacchus66 (895) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2017
From tap. Pours dark brown with reddish glints, has a thin beige head with good lacing. The nose is all roasted coffee, maybe some cocoa and tobacco. Flavor is an interesting interplay of coffee and malt, picking up coffee grind notes in the long finish to go with a certain sweetness. The effect is something like walking into a Waffle House. Excellent stout.
kraddel (8736) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2017
Tap at beerlovers bar tap takeover. Pours very dark brown, clear. Smell is mostly coffee, mild roastyness. Taste is full, bit sharp, some coffee but not too much. Bit sweetness. Mild dryness. Bit doughy. yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2017
Canette en compagnie de Eddie-Le-Chat-Gris qui m’accompagne d’un ronronnement profond en ce lundi soir de grandes pluies. Robe presque noire. Généreuse mousse lors du service qui demeure gentiment en place et ne s’estompe que très lentement en laissant de jolies dentelles sur mon verre. Arômes de café frais, de lactose et de pâte à biscuit. Sans être outrageusement riche, c’est profond et habilement dosé. Aucune amertume en bouche malgré un café et une torréfaction très agréables. Le lactose apporte une densité mesurée. Finale longue, caféinée et chocolatée. Délicieux! 50belair (3680) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Big espresso bouquet. Taste follows suit with loads of dark roasted malts. Vanilla undercurrents. Good body and mouthfeel. Garrold (5507) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Can, by way of trade with Leighton. Cheers! 8%. Clear, very dark brown. Thin, dense, creamy, lasting, leggy, pale tan head. Handsome beer. Nose has spent coffee grinds. Soft smoke. Some cocoa. Some wet, charred wood. Taste is sugary coffee sweet. Some woody dryness. Plenty of coffee grind bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium body. Fine carbonation. Long, coffee bitterness on the finish, with a sugary sweetness remaining throughout. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2017
16 oz can. Black with a decent beige head. Aroma is coffee, earth, chocolate, black pepper, black beans. Taste is of coffee, earthy, portabello mushrooms, toast, and smoke.