Benzai (16927) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2012 Sampled at RBBSG. Very dark brown color, small to medium sized light brown head. Smell malts, roasted malts, coffee, moccha and some alcohol. Taste roasted malts, slightly burned malts, coffee, moccha, earth, dark chocolate and bitter. Medium body and carbo. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 tap at max’s. heavy sepia, rich, creamy coffee head that dissipates slowly. Dark chocolate dominates the nose, wood and vanilla underneath, sweet but quite balanced. Balanced flavor is quite sweet, sugary vanilla, chocolate at front, more wood and roasted malt mid with a return of vanilla at the end. Super creamy. Very sweet desert beer, neither dry or well hopped., but at least balanced and consistent. luttonm (6972) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Draft at the Pine Box, Seattle. Thick black with tall tan head. Rich lactic coffee and chocolate, heavy milkshake. Intense bitter coffee with thick, rich grape and prune, dark fruit, alcohol and barrels. Chocolate deep funk. Heavy lactic. Pretty interesting beer JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours dark black with a thick tan head. Aroma has roasty vanilla with a hint of alcohol. Flavor has vanilla with some dark chocolate and coffee notes and a touch of alcohol. Very good! VertBaconStrips (2422) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - AUG 5, 2012
Poured out silky smooth and black with a big creamy mediumish brown cap that lasts forever and leaves lovely rings on my glass. This smells wonderful - nothing strange, extra or added. Licorice spice, roast, oatmeal something, not overly sweet rich chocolate and the smell of unused coffee beans inside a bag. The taste is excellent. Citrus bite, sharp tartness, smooth choco bitterness, molasses, dirt, pepper. Highly drinkable. Long bitter and sometimes harsh aftertaste. Mild carbs. Better before reaching room temp.
obguthr (6831) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Espresso and chocolate nose. Black, headless. Chocolate syrup dominant. Charcoal finish. Rum appears upon warming. Excellent BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012 reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
Dark black in color, clear with a thin tan head. Nice deep chocolate and coffee flavor along with aroma. Big alcohol finihs dry this was a super beer.
500ml bottle pours deep black color with a generous light brown head which retains well and leaves some excellent lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild chocolate and vanilla with some roasted grains. Taste is vanilla with a chocolate malty sweetness with some roasted grain and herbal hop bitterness. Medium bodied with some decent carbonation leaving a nice sensation on the palate. This is a very tasty brew that is highly recommended. johnnnniee (4457) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2012
On tap at The Lion’s Pride.
Came to the table a solid black color with a huge fluffy tan head that shows great retention and lots of lacing. Smells of vanilla, roast, caramel, and a hint of smoke. Lots of vanilla as promised. The flavor is lots of smoke, vanilla, roast, chocolate, and caramel. I get more smoke and roast than vanilla in the flavor. Thick body with a creamy mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. Its a nice thick stout, but I found the way that vanilla plays off the other flavor to be a little weird for my taste. wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Nose is Jensen chocolate and vanilla brownie. Flavor lends again chocolate and vanilla intensities with cake and coffee notes. Rich and moderately heavy bodies but not over the top. bitter roasty finish. Pretty nice beer.