booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2001
Supposed to be consumed at room temperature.
It just didn't do it for me. Cool bottle, tho. jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2004
Roasted nutty nose.
Opaque brown, big foamy brown head.
Coffee, sugar and nut flavors.
Creamy mouthfeel. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Bottle. Very dark black appearance with a creamy tan head. Has roasty aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasty. Has initial flavor of chocolate/coffee with a saccharin aftertaste that is a little too sweet. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Bottle: Very disappointing almost non existant thin beige bubbles; dark brown body w/ some ruby highlights. Some toffee aroma with a strong sherry. Possibly past it’s prime. Light hints of chocolate, carmel, and vinous notes. Some brown sugary & more chocolate as it is chilled, like chocolate chip cookie dough. Maybe I’m goofy with this one, and I’m not bashing this beer, but it also smells like Purina dog food a little bit. Flavor is moderately roasty, chocolate and nutty toasty malts. Light winey vinous notes mid palate; toasty finish & aftertaste along w/ some sugary sweetness, molasses & hints of light rum. Lighter body, low carbonation w/ a dry m/f. I think this was a little past it’s prime as I seem to remember it being better the last time I had it a few years ago. I’ll re rate with a fresh bottle if it improves. BT (127) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2005
1997 vintage: Poured coffee brown, no head, and thin. Chocolate and roasted nuts in aroma and flavor...bitter long finish. Disappointed by its thin texture and feel in the mouth.
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2005
Been kinda looking forward to this since I had the low alcohol version. Chocolate and prune aroma. Dark brew with some highlights. A gentle porter. Grape notes, chocolate edges with a trace of baking soda. Some charcoal in the finish. A meditative porter. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
Aroma of bitter roasted coffee and treacle notes, black as coal, tiny toffee head. Tastes is roasted coffee and bitter chocolate. Very smooth, nicely bitter. Really nice treat! I can’t recall the fine fellow who shared this one? turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Bockyhorsey broke my best small beer glass pouring this beer!stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Black with a nice thick off white head and good sticky lacing.
Very light , musty, roasty malt and coffee aroma.
Flavor is sweet roasty malt with a bit of a metalic flavor in the background.
Malty bitter finish.
Pours black medium-small light tan head, aroma of roast,and sour citrusy fruit, flavor is roasted malts, coffee, tad of hopppy bitterness, small carbonation, good body , decent brew. Ratman197 (15354) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2006
0.25l. bottle 1997 vintage from Liquormax poured a nearly opaque reddish black with a small quickly dissapating amber head. Aromas of dark fruit,chocolate, charcoal and some vinous notes. Palate was very thin and watery. Flavors of carmel, charcoal, a hint of bakers chocolate, and a bit of wood with a light lingering bittersweet finish.