heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottled for rating 4,000. The perfect black body was topped with a light brown sugar colored head. The nose is sweet with some green beans and dark chocolate. There is also some dank mossy character that makes this seem almost like an aged beer. This left lots of lacing on the edges of the glass. The silky smooth mouth feel has just the right amount of carbonation. The notes of dark chocolate and plums come through strong. There is also roasted coffee and a little bit of bread crust in the finish. A little too much like cheap coffee for that finish. Overall, it is a good brew, but a little too dry and ashy. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle. Jet black with a towering thick tan head. Thick woolly lace. Rich woolly lacey chocolatey presense. Sweet and mild and but it had a definite dimensionality to it as well. Very pleasant and sessionsable stout. hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Very dark head showing that semi truck
loads of malt were used in the brewing process.Flippy .75 ltr bottle.A mixture of coffee and chocolate made in heaven:)
This is now my benchmark for dry,Irish stouts.Very well balanced,under-rated and under-priced.Guinness is 40 oz.
quality compaired to this,a masterpiece dry stout from this brewer. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Found some old notes. (9/29/07). Bottle. Malty nose and taste. Hints of chocolate. I was not overly excited about this but okay.
JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Black color. Roasted malt aroma, and same in the flavor. Some chocolate. Like Guinness.
TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Penetrable ebony. Thick, big-bubbled ashen head. Uninviting nose of charcoal, roast-derived phenols, stale coffee grounds, and metallic malt. Airy and bristly carbonation. Airy roast scrubs the palate as dry and bitterly earthy stings the tongue, evoking thoughts of stake coffee. Acrid mixture of charcoal and chalky malts lingers for what seems like an eternity. Quite shallow as a result of its bracing dryness, with a vague plum fruitiness contributing a mere smidge of complementary depth. Finishes continually dry with a hint of burnt popcorn intertwined with bittersweet chocolate and a roasted barley bite reminiscent of charcoal, chalk, and metal. Quite hollow and somewhat flawed. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a large beige head. A perfumy roasted malt aroma with notes of licorice. Lots of coffee in the roasted malt palate. Bitter chocolate more subtly touches the taste buds. Nice and dry all the way through. Dry stout as it should be. daniele (9066) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2009
scura buona schiuma persistente note tostate caffe lieve cioccolato un po luppolate in bocca ritornano tutte un leggero diacetile un finale di ciocclato buon amaro da luppolo e tostature badgerben (5187) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2009
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering, January 10, 2009. Black color with a medium head. Dry malt and chocolate malt aroma. Heavy on the roasted malt in the taste. A bit salty. Moderately hopped with Fuggles or East Kent Goldings. Very solid, simple stout. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2009
750ml flip top bottle stamped 28.05.09 [BB date]. Another one of those ’Limited Edition’ labeled beers (of how many?!?!?). Poured a dark and deep brown color with a huge sized tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, and lighter coffee. Tastes of roast, lighter chocolate, coffee, and toasty. All around roasty.