FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2008
12 ounce bottle- pours out a rich dark brown/black with a large and long lasting coca-cola colored head. Very attractive visually. The aroma is coffee with a metallic under bite. I was very surprised that a brew this dark and aromatic did not fill the mouth like a good stout. Taste was coffee and smoke, very pleasant, but gone too soon. The alcohol content is a surprise. Good to excellent overall. matzou (188) - SPAIN - NOV 5, 2016
big tan head
nose régaliz butterish
on the palate medium bitterness and medium body.
taste of...lighty roasted coffee?
floral bitterness 7
as the beer warm more earthy and pepperish taste appears.
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle, poured pitch black with a thin mocha head. Flavor is pronounce with mocha, coffee & toasted malts. The best beer I’ve sampled from flying dog. Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Pours very dark with nice beige head. Chocolate and malt flavor. Definitely a sipping beer. theviolet (186) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Some hops, a little bit of smoke in the aroma as well. Pours clear bubbly black. Very small tan head. Very interesting taste. Reminds me of smoked salmon for some reason. It’s got good bitterness, but there is a weird taste throwing me off.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Quite tasty thick and rich porter. Bit of molassas, brown sugar, and smoke on the mouth, with a chocolatey body. Very good. WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
355ml bottle at the Head of Steam, Durham. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Aromas of dry coffee and dark roasted malts. Flavours of light red berries, and acrid woodsmoke. 19Michi38 (186) - Cracow, POLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Czarne piwo, nieprzejrzyste. Piana beżowa, drobna, obfita, utrzymuje się dość długo i ładnie zdobi szkło. W zapachu kawa, paloność, czekolada, ale nie jest to wszystko bardzo wyraźne. W smaku z początku jest słodkie, czekoladowe, po chwili to przechodzi w sporą ilość kawy i paloności, żeby skończyć na przypieczonej skórce chleba. Alkohol leciutko wyczuwalny, nie przeszkadza. Posmak skórki chleba i paloności. peter48er (185) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2009
Poured jet black with a small creamy head. I didn’t find the aroma particularly interesting; there seemed to be very little on the nose. The taste however was completely different. I was knocked out particularly, I think, with a strong suggestion of liqourice and some roasted barley & coffee notes. This certainly had the ’wow’ factor for me and has to be one of the best beers I’ve tasted in a long, long time. MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Pours a black/ brown color nice frothy to foamy brown head Roasty chocolated aroama. Big chocloate to licorice flavor.Balanced out by some hop flavor Smooth creamy finish very nice..