noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle, hurricane glass. Aroma of roast barley and berries. Pours dark brown, black in the glass, with a brief-lived coffee-brown head. No lacing to speak of. Starts off with dark fruits, cranberries and cola, before turning to a sweet creaminess, that, if not nearly as viscous, evokes draining the liquid from a bowl of peaches and cream. Vanilla and dark chocolate, with hints of bright coffee in the finish. Drinks very smooth, with some prickles of carbonation. mmmbeer (1429) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2008
12 oz. bottle from B&B (Grand Rapids, MI) served in pint glass- poured blacker than motor oil that hasn’t been changed in a year, low carbonation, dark brownish tan head 5mm thick formed but went away a little too quickly. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and heavy cream. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt is very tasty, bit of cream in the middle with bakers chocolate in the background, finish slowly fades like a late summer sunset on the pier in Ludington. Yeah, DH rocks, tell me something that I didn’t learn a LONG time ago... jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2008
[email protected]nimbleprop (8808) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Very strong chocolate and coffee aroma. Very black, brown small head, fair lace. Very sweet, loads of coffee, roasted, light bitter. Medium body, bit dusty. Very flavorful, very drinkable, not exceptional but good.
Scored this in my Secret Santa package. Thanks Saint Nick! 12oz bottle pours an oily, opaque black with a thin, slgihtly beige head that settled into a faint ring around the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, toast, licorice, molasses, coffee, brown sugar and slight chocolate. Flavor are similar, toasted, roasted malts at the forefront with only slight coffee (with a cream dimension), licorice and mexican chocolate. Heavy on the palate and creamy. Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Bottle. Pours very dark with little head or lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt. Taste is also of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Finish is chocolate and lightly bitter. Mouth is smooth, full, creamy.
Dogbrick (13986) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a bottle, part of a Too-Tres-Fore-Plead The Fifth horizontal tasting. This brew is pitch black color with a medium thin tan head that diminishes quickly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Bold roasted coffee aroma, along with some dark cocoa and malt. Rich and smooth body with roasty and smoky characteristics. Coffee, malt and chocolatey flavors throughout. The finish is cocoa with a nutty chocolate aftertaste. Solid all around. TheGuy (920) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 too date this is the best sweet stout i have drank. been sitting on this one for awhile. aromas of coffee and roasted mallts,poured black with very little to no head taste are of coffee,chocolate and roasted grains, mouth is oily and smooth with a slight bitterness my overall impression is this beer rocks the next up from this great american brewer of fine stouts ie tres blueberry stout a dry stout can’t wat to try all of thier 5 stouts esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Brown with a very thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, molasses, alcohol and cocoa. Taste of sweet malt, coffee, roasted malt, coffee and alcohol. Creamy and bit thin with a finish that’s mildly bitter with some sweetness to it. Preferred the one and three stout versions to this. nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Pours exactly like motor oil from the bottle with a thick dark borwn head of foam. Mild cocoa aroma. Creamy and malty as advertised. Very balanced and enjoyable. BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours like their other three big stouts, black as night, medium viscosity, and with a deep, dark burgundy/brown head. The aroma is very roasty with hints of a tangy darker fruit. Cocoa notes are quite prevalent along with the also noticeable coffee. Smooth lactose notes are very, very subtle. The brew is somewhat light on the tongue but provides some nice smooth creaminess. The initial flavour is very milky with hints of a light pomegranate tanginess. As the brew proceeds to pass the tongue, tanginess bursts a little before a nice blast of chocolate mixes perfectly with the milky qualities. Piquant notes of roastines really enhances the cocoa flavours and creates a dryness that counterbalances the creamy lactose. Mmmm, delicious.