Hopper8 (241) - Holland, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2017 raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Let this one warm up a little, maybe 45-50 degrees, Really opens up! This is a really great fusion beer that you respect a lot once you understand the process. Sweet for the style, but really well balanced by the roasted malt. Smooth and complex, one of the really good ones!
It's a really good beer that has really interesting flavors. It's got nice chocolatey notes with a supple amount of honey. It's got enough familiarity with enough avant garde brewing to be a fitting homage to a groundbreaking jazz record. Jrwhitney6 (505) - - AUG 13, 2017
Sample at Dogfish Head restaurant in Rehobeth. Cocoa on the nose (Larry says Coca Cola). Nutty taste over a malt backbone. Ok. Fine with just a sample.
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darb85 (302) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2017
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basementSf: pours black opaque with stable brown creamy head with good lacing. Aroma-flavour: roasted grain, chocolate, toasted toffee, burnt sugar, coffee, dark fruit esters, hint of honey, peppery, citrusy, hop notes. Finish is dry, slightly sweet/bitter. Body is full, texture is soft, carbonation is moderate.
Chocolate and Honey nose. Black pour. Coffee coca cola lead with a bit of Honey. Sightly thin. Decent. handmuffin (40) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours deep black in color; opaque with creamy espresso colored head. Roasty malt aroma with no detectable hops. Rich biscuity, toffee and molasses flavor expected of stouts but accompanied by another flavor reminiscent of marshmallow. Velvety mouthfeel with low carbonation. Warm slightly boozy finish.
tekstr1der (501) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2017
2014 bottle. Pours very dark black with mocha foam that settles to a cocoa ring. Aroma is phenomenal - roasty, chocolate, and something sweet akin to honey but not quite. Flavor follows similarly with roast and cocoa leading, but whatever that sweetish aroma is comes across the palette somewhat acrid and tangy. Strange flavor (assume the honey/gesho stuff) that’s interesting. It’ll take me the whole bottle to determine if I like that aspect or not. A little bit of black licorice comes out in the finish and aftertaste which are both pretty clean. rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2017
750ml bottle, 2010 vintage, deep black color, with a bubbly tan-coloured head, with a mild spicy sweet licorice, molasses, burnt fruitcake, fruity burnt black currant, blackberry nose, with a light chocolate liquor, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee accent, and a subtle boozy gesho root, burnt chocolate cake, light roasted, black, wheat, toasted malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice warmth molasses, mild sweet honeyed black, roasted, chocolate, toasted malty, coffee, light licorice, burnt fruitcake character, with some faint prune juice, burnt chocolate cake, brownie, chocolate liquor, subtle black currant, burnt semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, fruity yeast, chocolate cake dough flavours, leading towards a dark chocolatey, chocolate cake dough, sweet molasses, licorice, gesho root, sweet fruity yeast, dry bitter chocolate, roasted, toasted malty finish.
jerkybill2 (3) - Cumberland, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2017 does not count
I was lucky enough to get this once early before it disappeared forever. I am not a fan of stouts, but I and a huge fan of Davis- and as such- gave this a try. I do not know the terms involved in rating a stout- Ive tried others a hated them. This beer was the exception. I was immediately struck with the pleasant aroma upon opening the bottle- a mild honey/coffee smell that immediately proved the worth. the tast indeed reminded me of the music= not one word or combination of words can describe the taste. I’ve been able to obtain a few bottles here and there and still have the second of the two bottles unopened from the first release. I noticed it’s best just a few degrees below room temp- in a wide mouthed glass that delivers the aroma immediately prior to taste. Like the music- hard to classify, easy to love. cobaink2 (800) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Vintage 2010 which I think is the first year this was brewed. Almost no head and a cloying coffee taste with some figs. Maybe a bit of funk in there. Could be because of the age, not sure. Not bad. sinfull (1802) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Black color.Big , brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Chocolate, coffee and malt in taste. Balanced to perfection. Roasted bitterness at the end.