gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
tastes sweet. more of a choclate flavor than a coffe flavor. smooth and easy drinking for a stout. the chicory gives it a kind of woody flavor. interesting MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Black, bubbly with a roasty aroma. This is really a great stout. I like the mix of roasted/coffee and sweeter flavors. jgb9348 (6438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Black as hell...sweet smell...real high carbonation, but a nice taste!...... WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2003
Burnt, wooden texture, delicious and crisp, black like my heart. A good brew to be enjoyed by any stout lover. My first sip was like doing a bag of coke. One line is just not enough and you cant resist a second and a third and a forth and a fifth. Oh my god. My heart is going to blow. Yummy, what am I talking about Ive never even done coke. Good beer, pick up a six pack, drink it, enjoy it, burry it in your backyard, walk fifty feet, and then teach the world how to dance. Well Im cutting out short because I have to go pick up a big bag o magic power. Wink. Wink. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Come on its a joke. Lighten up. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Very mild roasted aroma and flavor. There was very little evidence of chicory in this thing for me. Much weaker than I had expected. Average stout, nothing really bad about it, just nothing special. The beer reminded me of a porter that I've had before...can't remember which one though.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Pours a very dark, ruby brown color with minimal tan head. Very little lacing on the sides of the glass. Nice, malty aroma of coffee and chocolate. No bitterness in the flavor, just a good roasty, coffeeish maltiness. Very smooth, with high carbonation and slightly thin mouthfeel. krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2003
i'm not crazy about chicory in coffee-- it's a weedy filler to be used in hard times--like when northern warships close the ports in civil war blockade-- which hasn't happened recently. (in the meantime, some people might claim it has become an acquired taste, but i think it is mainly sold back to those yankees as an overpriced new orleans novelty). here it appears as an adjunct to a threadbare stout, and does for beer what it does for coffee, i.e.: adds a bit of dirt and tobacco spittle flavor. this pour is no impediment to light, it's a raisin-ruby color appropriate to a modest porter, and it would elicit peals of derision if placed among true sooty black stouts. the tan head couldn't face life outside the bottle and shriveled like a worm on a summer sidewalk. aroma of peanuts and dirty socks, with just enough hints of chocolate to suggest a hershey's wrapper. the flavor is like chewing burlap, it's thin, watery, too dry, with bad coffee bitterness. drinking it cold didn't help, letting it go ambient didn't help. not buying it again will definately help. jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Coffee and chocolate aroma, typical stout black opaque coloring. Thin head, with decent lacing. Roasty chocolate taste, just a little hop bitterness. Body is medium, a little thin for the style. Again, a very drinkable beer from dogfish Head. Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Nose of smoke, chocolate, coffee, charcoal. Medium bodied, maybe a tad too thin. Roasty tasting with some hops at the finish. joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2002
Dark brown w/ almost no head but decent lacing. Intense chocolate fudge aroma w/ mild coffee & chicory notes. Full bodied, silky mouthfeel. Rich, earthy chocolate & coffee flavour w/ notes of licorice. Long bitter finish.