ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2012
On tap at the Black Squirrel in DC. Black pour with one of the darkest heads I’ve seen. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, cream. Flavor is the perfect balance of sweet and bitter. Smelled amazing tasted even better. HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2011
Draft @ CCB. A black beer with a thin tan head. Hard roasted Cuban coffee nose, coffee profile is very rich and developed. Full chewy body with a silky mouthfeel and moderate to soft carbonation. Flavor is nicely balanced but maybe a tad heavier on the bitter, burnt, roasted coffee side. Big notes of sweet chocolate and hard roasted malt with a spot on coffee profile. Excellent though, may have benefited from a touch more lactose. burg326 (5607) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2012
On draft at CCB, poured a dark black color with a tan head, the beer coats the glass with a nice brown residue. Aromas of espresso, chocolate milk, cream and a touch of sugar. Flavors are the same, pretty much a cold carbonated cafe con leche with a slight boozy aftertase. Really great beer that I wish was in their regular lineup. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap at the brewery: Pours an oily opaque with a small clingy-lacing beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and chocolate nose with lots of espresso. Starts with a rich chewy dark caramel and chocolate sweetness with some molasses and plenty of coffee complexity. Finishes with a touch of piny hops and some dark fruity complexity. A true to style and enjoyable sweet imperial stout. Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2011
This thing is coffee/expresso for DAYS. Coffee, burnt coffee, expresso...more coffee, and, coffee. You’ll get some caramel as soon as it hits but mid-way and BE are all coffee, this beer will fool you into thinking you’ve just had your morning cup. Very good. Was going to tick the Dark Lord for number 100 but we’ll save that and rate this in tribute to an awesome local brewery that I’m fortunate enough to give my patronage to.
OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Tap at CCB. Nose of pure roasted coffee and a hint of chocolate and raw sugar. Crazy. POur is that good old jet black, impy stout pour with a dark tan head. CCB knows what they’re doing with these big stouts. Flavor is tons of fresh brewed coffee and sugar. Sweet and chocolatey like a mocha bomb. Awesome stuff. There’s a lot of coffee in this, obviously, but very pleasing even to someone like me who doesn’t care for coffee at all. kabsetter (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2012
What a treat to walk in and get this barrel aged stout frest from the tap. Shamefully, I was told they only made 2 barrels, so I hope ill be lucky to get more tomorrow. Smooth, creamy and the caffeine kick a nice bonus!! Lovely brew!! pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
1 liter growler thanks to Adam for sharing this guy... Pours a deeper dark black cola with deeper auburn edges and topped with a thin wispy film of khaki head... Not the freshest coffee scent but still rendering a breakfast stout quality which is nice with a sweet character chocolate focus to balance things out. Nice... Flavors are more of the same with a continued focus on coffee to a lesser extent and more of a sweet stout focus that becomes a bit too saccharine to a point. Fuller bodied with a light level of carbonation which fits just right. A snifter pour was just about right for this.l NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Growler shared by Adam, thanks! More of an imperial sweet stout. Pours black with a dark brown head. Nose is a big hit of coffee. Sweetness in the nose, lactose and chocolate. Rich. On tasting, it has a residual sweetness that kind of subsides. Earthy coffee and rich cocoa round this one out. Somewhat one dimensional overall but it works here. Big sweet stout with a drying coffee finish. Really nice. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
32 oz fliptop growler from fishingnet. Thanks, Ben! Pours a deep inky black with good thickness. Dark brown head is a nice layer, dies to a firm ring and laces ok. Loose layer laces ok, opaque body with some brownish edges. Deep and dark. Aromas are coffee, espresso, vanilla, and cream. Cocoa mixing dark and milk chocolate, caramel, lactose and firm roasty coffee elements still are hanging tough after a few months. Desserty rich espresso, vanilla, and cream. Cocoa, roast. Wow, desserty. Initial is firmly bodied, heavier end of medium with good firm coffee, espresso, and roasty malts. Cocoa, lactose, and creamy sweet silky body. Sweet Cubano coffee, caramel, toffee. Toasty middle, roasty and dry, some earth. Bigger lactose and vanilla, milk sugars. Roasty and coffee elements into the backend, Cubano coffee, roasty cocoa and earth. Silky and sweet overall. A big sweet concoction with richer sweet flavors overall, big and bold and sticky at times, bigger Espresso feel, the flavors are on. Good hedonistic value, big and flavorful, but it’d be tough to drink more than a snifter. This woulda been cool to see barrel time to cover up the bigger lactose edge that really sweetens this puppy up.