Bule (2164) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2017
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Lots of vanilla, cocoa and hops. Little sweetness.
milewide (2250) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Completely missing roast aroma and flavor. All about vanilla and chocolate. $5.49/11.5 ounces was expensive in this market. Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle at home in London. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige ad. The nose holds vanilla, baking cocoa, burnt toast, some toasted caramel, faint oxidation (this bottle is more than a year old). Medium sweet flavour with a luxurious chocolate character, light ashy roast, bittersweet cocoa. Some coffee grounds, earth, woody dryness. Medium bodied, lightly oily, with fine to average carbonation. Nicely balanced finish with more ashy roast, bittersweet baking cocoa, vanilla pods, dashes of scorched earth. Good depth, solid body. Great stuff overall. samzim (428) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
Rich aroma of cocoa and coffee. Opaque, near-black colour. Slightly sweet, dark chocolate front with notes of espresso and vanilla; mild bitter finish. Heavy body with mild carbonation. Great stout. jc1762 (1436) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle into snifter showing pitch black with no translucency in rims with a quickly dissipating half a finger of latte colored foam.
The nose shows deep dark notes of chocolate and cacao in the beginning that lighten up with the vanilla into a caramel and mocha profile.
The palate is surprisingly light bodied and moderately carbonated. Forward flavors of dark roasted coffee with more toasted burnt notes on the mid-palate. Light vanilla on the finish brightens the toasted burnt bitterness with more vanilla on the resurgence and a light lager maltiness shows. Not bad.
daje (4436) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2016
Bottle at Ölrepubliken, august 3rd 2016. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma is sweetened coffee with roast and chocolate, vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter, roasty, dark chcocolate. Long complex finish, a very nice stout! ehaak26 (522) - - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn into a snifter. Nice black appearance with light khaki head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, and bourbon. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2016
this brewery does no wrong. draft that poured almost black smallish head. the roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla hints, the oak and bourbon. the flavor took all those aromas and put them in liquid form and the most delightful beer ever. the body is not overly heavy but yet holds those flavors so well it was a pleasure drinking this on draft. L_Lovecraft (609) - - NOV 23, 2016
Roasted notes, cocoa, vanilla, pitch black with a good beige head, full body,law/medium carbonation, intense notes of cocoa...this wom..beer is fantastic. Kittenbieer (197) - LYON, FRANCE - NOV 6, 2016
Partagée avec mon cher Appiantiqua dans nos petits verres Duvel de 18cl: belle robe ébène surmontée d’une mousse beige moyennement persistante avec une bonne carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des arômes de café grillé et fruits noirs avec une fine pointe de chocolat.La bouche nous amène sur des saveurs à l’image du nez avec des notes houblonnées nous laissant en finale ce bon goût de café mêlé à une douce amertume.L’ensemble est bien harmonieux,on aimerait cependant un peu plus de "corps" .Un stout très plaisant et rafraîchissant!