alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2008
On tap at brewery. Pours a black with a thin tan head. smells like roasted barley, coffee and cocca. Tastes like extra strong cocca and coffee like with a sweet and bitter after taste. On nitro it tastes like extra strong guiness. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Roasted malt, Chocolate, and a definite vegetal aroma, also a little copper metal, taste is delightful chocolate cake batter,almost sweet with slight bitter aftertaste. chocolate impression last s for about three sips then its pretty much all bitterness ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 (Sample from June 7, 2008 Beer Club Meeting) Solid black with a dark amber tint. Beautiful brown head. Smell of coffee bean/cocoa. The flavor is light... easy to drink for such a dark and flavorful drink. Light body... love the sensations in the back of the throat. I’m highly impressed!
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2008
(n) Solid black color. nice lasting tan head.
Nose of heavy roasted burnt bittersweet smells. Overroasted coffee and bakers chocolate.
Good flavor, follows the nose- heavy doses of roasted dark malt flavors, bitter chocolate, and some espresso. Bit much alcohol heat for the 8%, but not distracting. Flavors meld well together. A bit overdone on the carbonation, gives it a bit too much of a "zesty" character. Overall pretty good though. tennisjoel (1447) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Sampled at OSLO’s and Guerde’s tasting courtesy of LawStudent09
Skyview (5942) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pour is dark brown with a thin tan head. Chocolate and roast are the primary aromas of this beer with a slight touch of smoke in the background . Simple flavor but enjoyable brew.
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 Shared by LawStudent09 and sampled at OSLO/Guerde’s Memorial Day Weekend tasting. From a 22-oz bomber pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thin tan head that slowly disappears to a fine film and off-white ring. Aroma of toasted dark malts, chocolate and chocolate malt, roasted coffee bean and a touch of smoked wood. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of toasted dark chocolate malt, some floral hops, a touch of coffee bean and some roasted nuts. Finish is semi-sweet, with a toasted dark malt and dark chocolate aftertaste that quickly disappears. blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
My bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & garthicus -- courtesy of Kevin. Pours black with a small bubbly off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate and light coffee -- it’s quite roasty! Average bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Dark brown with a brown head. Strong roasted malt aroma with a little chocolate. Flavor mostly of roasted malts and a little dark chocolate. Pretty dry. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Garthicus, courtesy of Blankboy. Black, dark creamy tan head. Lovely aroma - dry roast, dry chocolate - excellent. Nice strong taste - strong roast, more dry chocolate, some hops in finish. A great strong chocolate stout, I’d like more of this one! DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Thick black color with a thick, soapy head. Smells of roasted chocolate. The flavor’s more dark chocolate and some coffee. Not a complex or particularly strong flavor, just nice balance and well made. Finishes a bit sticky...good stuff.