tyler_mn (2464) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2008
22 oz bottle. Aroma of bitter chocolate, dried coffee grounds, buttered toast, grassy hops and alcohol. Pours a dark brown with a thin and quickly disappearing khaki head. Medium bodied on the palate with notes of bakers chocolate, astringent malt, cold press, pepper and creamy oatmeal. Lasting bitter, and slightly astringent finish. Nothing special here. MatSciGuy (924) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2008
[bottle] shared by BDR. Pours black with a small and quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate and roasted barley. Flavor is lots of chocolate, some coffee flavors, and a building bitter finish. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Bomber courtesy of illinismitty. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of chocolate, molasses, some roast. Tastes drier than the chocolate stout with some bitterness and chocolate thrown in. Not bad, but I liked the regular version more. BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle. Poured black with a frothy tan head. Appears highly carbonated. Roasty aroma with chocolate of course. Mocha flavor with hints of roast. Medium body. Tingly carbonation. medium bitterness that ends with a slight roast/coffee aftertaste. (Rating from March ’08) Suttree (6541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Smells, as one might expect, like chocolate. Seems a bit thin at first. Anyway, the best way I could think of to describe the flavor is like if you took chocolate milk instead of cream and poured it in coffee. Nice stuff, actually.
bwbeall812 (27) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours pitch black with dark tan head. Loads of chocolate and coffee on the nose and palate as well. Dark roasted bitter chocolate malts that lead to a slightly bitter finish. Great DCS! GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Oh baby! Too rich for my blood is what she said. I say this brew hits the mark. Very dark opaque in color with a two finger head that recedes slowly to a thin ring of lace. Strong aromas of chocolate roasted coffee. Nice! Medium nectar with ample residual effers. It’s very expansive on the palate, almost too much. A strong roasted coffee component balanced by chunky mounds of dark chocolate. Oreo cookie (the dark part), malted wafers, The finish is bittered well leaving me with the desire to carry on as if I was a soldier returning to camp in a dense rain forest. Overall this brew is rich and chocolaty with defined coffee essence and a hint of mint. It’s not viscous but carries itself well. Even as it warms DCS has a great constitution. jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2008
bottle. Man I’ve poured a lot of beer down the drain lately. Don’t waste your calories on this one. Nice bitter choc up front, but finish is reminiscent of a wet dog. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 28, 2008
Bottle: Pours near opaque; only a little light gets through. It’s topped by a well retained deep khaki head. The aroma has some burnt sesame oil, milky cream notes, roasted barley and cocoa. Fluffy mouthfeel, yet it feels watery simultaneously. The flavor has some milk chocolate upfront. Milky-cream-like flavor. Then it leads into more peppery notes of dark earthy/burning tobacco, burnt sesame seeds and a charred finish. I don’t know why I picked up on so much sesame character; it’s probably a malt component. Not a bad Stout, just a bit odd. JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2008
Shared by BDR. Bitter chocolate and malt aroma. Black in color and little carbonation. Flavor is bitter, almost charred with burnt popcorn, chocolate, and malt. No hop presence, which is fine for the style.