ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2010
The pour is dark dark brown with a small tanned head that leaves some lacings.
The smell is a really tight mix of coffee beans, sweet dark chocolate, roasted malts and subtle hop aromas.
The taste follows suit. It’s somewhat sweet in the mouth with intense notes of coffee beans, freshly brewed coffee, sweet chocolate, bitter chocolate and roasted malts. It gets slightly tannic in the middle. Hints of hops. The finish is rather dry and has a nice coffee bitterness to it, and faiding notes of roasted malts and chocolate.
Smooth on palate with well balanced carbonation. A bit too dry in the finish though.
All in all, an impressive coffee beer. Not overly complex, but the flavors are integrated in a really impressive way. wolfenstein62 (48) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Totally Black with a minimal Brown head, a roasted coffee with some anise on the nose. The same in terms of flavor but adds a dark chocolate in the after taste. The flavors stay for what seems like forever (A Good Thing!!). Is everything that it’s advertised to be... A truely GREAT BEER!!! hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2010
draught. pours black with tan head. you get the aroma of fresh brewed coffee in the morning and smell the oats. i would relate this beer to the all-in-one meal gum from willy wonka. when was drinking this it made me feel like i was going through the process of eating a full warm breakfast on a cold morning. i could taste the cofee, oats, chocolates and spices coming together and making your taste buds beg for more . best beer i’ve had to date Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Beer pours dark brown to black with a brown head. There are slight brown highlights at the edges. The first aroma is strong black coffee. As the beer warmed to room temperature, I got more of a chocolate smell but coffee was always the main aroma. The taste is expectedly black coffee, easily the most coffee-filled beer I have ever drank. You never get too much chocolate flavor, but you get bitterness from the chocolate which is nice. The oatmeal comes through in the mouthfeel, making the beer very thick and creamy. Very good beer, one of the best I have ever drank. djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours out black with smal brown head. Smells sweet and roasty. Taste is more of the same with some bite. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, cereal, cocoa, and hops. Thick and creamy stuff. Balanced and very drinkable.
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2010 A very flavorful and hearty stout. Flavor is of coffee and bitter chocolate. A very different experience and one I plan to repeat. RE-RATE 1/25/2010 - For some reason this one didn’t taste as good the second time, not sure what’s going on. yamar1221 (40) - USA - JAN 2, 2010
Wonderful beer! Puts out a strong, sumatra aroma with hints of chocolate. Thick bodied brew that has a malty, oatmeal flavor with dominant hints of espresso and roasted chocolate. The beer giggles in the glass, hardy as hell. Misticbeer (1) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 2, 2010 does not count
Really coffee and chocolate on the nose and then...in mouth the same fantastic aroma. Yesterday it’s for me the first time for breakfast stout and now, i’m totallly addicted!!! dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Incredible aroma! The coffee beans are really prominent. The color is really dark and the taste has the chocolate with a little bit of oatmeal in there as well. Not too overpowering either. Very enjoyable. harperkzm (1) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2009 does not count
this is one of the best beers ever. Period.
coffee flavor is strong, and chocolate perfectly smooth