DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Pours black as night.Hugh roasty, chocolate aromas.a nice full bodied expierience. ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2006
On tap at the Map Room. Pours a dark brown with a large foamy tan head. Molasses, licorice, dried currants, and hints of brown sugar. Lacks usual stout roast flavors. Finishes sweet. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Black lustered body with one gorgeous cap of super smooth, fluffy, and tall light tanned foam. The huge froth stays present for length before finally fading to keep an impressive quarter inch of smoothed over foam the entire session. The lacing is patchy with globby strings.
Aroma is boldly dark and borderline tarry with a deep molasses draw mixing with a slimming dark fruityness. Notes of a sharp soured yeastyness, black licorice, anise, and chocolate dust make for nice extras. The chocolate picks up more as it sits.
Taste is quite nice; full and lively with dark yet fruity flavors and roasted tidbits of tang thrown into the finish. Figgy, plummy, and whispings of currants, dark orange, prunes, and carob all make nice little spicings and nuances across the palate. Alot of complexity in the flavor department with this one. Keeps a solid malty dark candied tang the whole way through, middle adds a partial stop in yeasty sourness adding to, and leading into the finishing areas with a tad bit of roastyness with a bittering coffee and chocolate backdrop that’s just noticeable enough. Nice!
Feel is fairly full upfront and into the middle, only teetering slightly and fading softly into the finish with a delicate texture and body. Well carbonated and active. A fun ride and treat.
Drinkability is only hampered a bit for me from the yeasty sourness that plays out a bit to much in the middle areas for a full quaffing experience. Other then that this is a very soild beer and a nice treat to wrap yourself up in at the end of a long day. NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2006
Dark brown colour. Aroma is roasted malts a bit sweet. Flavor is at first sour, but that fades away. Roasted, fruity and biitter flavor. Nice brew. Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2006
Robe noire surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes acidulés de torréfié et de métal. Saveurs de porto, d’alcool, de chocolat amer, de café, de fruits confits, de fumé et de licorice.
Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
brown body with a creamy off-white head.aroma was a mix of smoke,chocolate,molasses,and roasted malts.i liked the mouthfeel and could pick up a bit of a bite in the palate. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2006
Very fruity dark fruit malty aroma,huge overpowering head ,way to much for my Chimay glass,lots of malty flavor ,definite molasses, some alcohol,nice chewy body, I liked this a lot GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
Beer explose when i open...
Aroma:chocolate and acidity...
Appearance:Black-redish,big tan head...
Flavor:small acidity (infected),chocolate and alcohol... ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2006
Pours black with an enormous, creamy, tan head. Mostly lasting, nice lacing. The aroma is roasted, chocolates and molases with notes of sour fruits underneath. Lots of flavors going on in this one. Very roasted, fairly dry, some burnt notes, molases, licorice, green grapes, fairly acidic with lots of sour cherries and apples coming in late. The sour fruits become more pronounced as the beer warms. The finish is long, bitter and acidic. The mouthfeel is light, due mostly to the lively carbonation. The 9% ABV is well hidden. I could drink these all day. Absolutely world class stuff. Beerdedone (3432) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with a light brown head. Aroma of alcohol, roasted malts, citrus, fruit, spices. Flavor is carbonated, sweet, citrusy, spicey, roast, caramel, chocolate.