MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Extremely complex. The colour is dark brown to black. Big lazy bubbles. Thick body. Rather strong, slightly alcoholic aroma. Sharp mouthfeel. Sweet and full of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. A very nice beer! robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
2003 Dark Black Coloring. Little Head. Chocolate. Coffee. Not the best offering....worth trying aged perhaps? BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2006 Re-engage Aug 04-- I got married in May and my new spouse tried this bad boy. Get this...she "hates dark beer"....yet, when she drank this it was a brave new world for her Isn’t her reaction so typical...."I don’t like dark beer.." So, so lame. DFH rocks! Another great imp stout. I really, really liked it, but the sweetness was a bit much for me. Like Alesmith Speedway, it’s dark as night, minimal head pour is a pleasure to behold. The mouthfeel is velvety, and the flavor is most definitely on the complex side. There’s no doubting the roasty, choco-coffee flavor, but that sweetness is what I remember the most. Fruity, maybe cherries, and a caramel-toffee tinge gets my attention. Big alcohol content, yet not as overwhelming as you might expect. I was surprised. This is good stuff......I just like Speedway a bit more. kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2004
This beer poors black with a smallish brown head. Aroma is intensly malty with notes of chocolate and soy. Flavor is intense as well with a sweet malty and alcohol inititial presense followed by an equally intense bitter finish. A good and well balanced beer, especially for one that is so "over the top" in intensity. Check it out. l wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2004
2003 bottle, snifter. Average, rock, creamy, dark head leaves good lacing and sits on a dark black body which is seemingly opaque. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, toffee malt (H); flower and perfume hops (M); moderate alcohol, banana, pear, dark cherry, port, cask wood, butter, tar licorice, brown sugar, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch aromas. Heavily sweet, lightly bitter throughout. Full body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation. Slight alcohol presence. The bottom line is: a little rough with the alcohol...needs to mellow a bit, but still an excellent beer.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
13th beer of the 2004 Montreal Mondiale. Black, some red highlights, small tan head. Aroma is very malty and roasty. Flavour is quite sweet, not very bitter. Sticky palate. I’m suprised how much this actually tastes like beer, and not some liqueur; that being said, I found it not very sensational. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 This BIG beer was great. It was full like stouts are, nice and dark with good flavor that was not over-whelmed by the high (18%) alcohol. I had this t a taste night on tap. If you come acroos it, do youself a favor. Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2004
This is ebony nectar of the godz. Black as a starless nite.No head.
Liquid chocolate cake with plum pudding topping.Hints of rum. Smooth and silky. Something to be savored whilst reading a good book. Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Muddy looking black beer with a small dark brown head. Powerfull aroma with obvious alcohol tones. Also dark roasted malt, chocolate, mocha and fruit. Flavor is very sweet malty and chocolaty with notes of coffee, hops and smoke. Finish is dry and bitter with a heavy but pleasant alcohol bite. Gives a warm feeling inside. An extreme and heavy beer. ericnixon (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2004
This is a beer you have to prepare for. Definately not an end of the night kinda beer but may possibly be the one and only of the night. Pours black with no head (one slowly, faintly creeps in later) and the slightest trace of ruby color can only be discerned by holding it up to a bright light. Otherwise it looks almost as black as the hearts of most members of the current administration. The alcohol is masked much better than the 2002 edition of the World Wide Stout and is hardly noticible (until you drink it a little too quickly). Nice heavy and complex roasted malty flavor.