Ungstrup (37885) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2004
A pitch black beer with a fine chocolate brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of coffee, chocolate, and malt. The flavor is of sweet coffee with strong notes of malt and chocolate. A great flavor in a great beer - I want one more... mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2004
This inky black beer has a nice tan head. The nose is almost astringent with burnt malt and dark roast coffee beans. There is also a dustiness which reminds me of freshly gound chocolate malt. Despite the heaviness of the nose, there are some lighter characteristics that try to shine through: unsweetened chocolate, truffles and fruit. The palate is thick and heavy, but not as intense as the nose would lead you to believe. It is reminiscent of very watery, black coffee. The intense burnt grain note remains, however, and it follows through to the almost creamy finish. An easy to drink beer considering some of its intense characteristics. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Hadn't tried this in years. Deep brown black with a very thin head. Highly inviting aroma of chocolate liquor. Thinnish palate, flavors of chocolate liquor and espresso present, but not as powerful as I would have liked. Better than I remembered it though. SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2004
dark in colour with a very thin tan very quickly discipating head. Very sweet malty nose. The taste is somewhat wattery and very bittery malty. The body is thin. hershiser2 (3468) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Dark brown, almost black, with a small, creamy head that fades quickly.
Scent reminds me of cherry cordials, with a hint of vanilla. Yum!
Nice, crisp flavor, hinted with coffee and vanilla, and a fantastic aftertaste. I wish all beers had this good of an aftertaste: not sharp, but smooth and mellow.
Nice mouthfeel. Just right, not thick, not thin. Good carbonation.
I hate giving all of the same number in my reviews, but this beer truly is an all 4. It's very drinkable, and if I'd have bought more than one to sample it, I'd have another right now.
I did find this odd: there were leftovers in my glass after I finished the beer. They look like tiny bits of tea leaves or coffee grounds. Not really appealing to see chunks in my glass, but the damn beer still tasted good.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Opaque black with a tan head. Very sweet, smokey chocolate and malt aroma. Very sweet chocolate, brown sugar, and smokey coffee flavors. Fairly dry finish. Very enjoyable! Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Black color with a tan head. Smokey, coffee and chocolate aroma. Opens sweet finishes bitter and dry. Not a bad stout, a bit thin in flavour and body. jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2004
Black color with a nice brown head. The tasted is hard roasted malts with notes of liqourice and slight coffee. Finishes slightly bitter. hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2004
This beer rocks!
Midnight black ale. Only shows its crystal clear brown hue when held up to the Florida Sun.
Wonderful burnt aroma. Charcoal, hickory smoke, ash, coffee grounds, vanilla, dark chocolate... Wow!
Perfectly-balanced flavor, but not as full-bodied as the aroma promises. Great blasts of espresso, charred wood and burnt hops.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Very little astringency. Short, crisp, dry finish. World class stout! Very drinkable!
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Medium brown hue with some reddish highlights, small tan head and almost no lace. The aroma hinted of burnt chocolate and black malts, espresso, mild citrus, and backyard yeast. The taste was bitter thoughout. Smokey and dry. A slight fruity twang towards the finish, but mostly sublime in nature. A bit one-diminsional on the palate. The mouthfeel was lively and watery. An average stout at best, I like the Old Australia Stout I had before this much better.