Ron (3922) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2012
On tap at Tap and Mallet. Pours black with a fairly large mocha head that slowly fades leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet chocolate, vanilla, coffee, molasses, and a small amount of hops. Taste is slightly bitter with hints of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Very creamy and good. Really enjoyed this one.
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Cletus, thanks John! Pours jet black w/ super dense mocha head. Aroma is a bit solventy with tons of dark fruits, Full, chocolatey and round, with a sweet fruity finish. Quite enjoyable. jfb (6233) - GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
(draught) pours a pitch black colour with a frothy brown head. aroma of burnt popcorn, roasted chestnuts, light brown sugar, chocolate fudge and cream. flavour is more of the same, chocolate fudge, toffee and vanilla prominent, with heavy notes of caramel, roasted almonds, sweet spices, cappuccino and a light hint of alcohol in the finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation. Ferris (15020) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft - Dark chocolate, sweet liquor and vanilla notes almost like smelling a box of chocolates. Deep black with a thin brown head. Dark bitter chocolate with a candy sweetness. Nothing too special for me. yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - DEC 19, 2012
Dark colour. Roasted malt, vanilla, mocha aroma. Creamy. Taste is similar to aroma.
rulas3 (109) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 16, 2012
color negro completamente opaco, espuma beige, aroma intenso, mucho cuerpo, poco carbonico, sabor maltoso, predomina el torrefacto y sobre todo el chocolate, pero mantiene el punto amargo, interesante y facil de beber RichTheVillan (7766) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour, tan head, vanilla and mocha aroma, heavy chocolate and coffee taste with a delightful hint of vanilla, light carbonation gives a glorious mouth feel. Brasero (19) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
Great stout beginning is a Vanilla flavour and runs smoothly into a dark chocolate-espresso taste bitterness and fruityness Jimmythespoon (472) - - DEC 10, 2012
Great beer. Super smooth black black pour. Aroma is full of vanilla. You can.t even feel the alcohol in this super packed beer. Must try beer. olio (10168) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
50 cl bottle. BBE 2015.
Originally rated from draught @ Gastropub Nordic on 20110401. (8-4-7-4-16)
Pours pitch black color with a small off-white head. Quite strong milk chocolate on the nose, mild vanilla, caramel, mild toasted malts and cocoa powder also. The aroma reminds me of some of the ST Blackwater series brews.
Flavor is also quite milky with some lactose, chocolate, toasted malts, the vanilla is much stronger on the flavor, caramel malts and cocoa are there too. Some hoppy fruits on the finish as well. Sweet and creamy palate, ashy and a bit bitter chocolaty finish. Alcohol very well hidden, nice sweet impy.