phaleslu (10667) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest. This was my winner of all the samples I tried at the event. I’ve had this in the fridge for a while and didn’t think I’d actually try it outside first, but finally did. Pours a dark, dark brown, almost black but cola brown on the edges. Thin tan head. Big coffee aroma, with roasted malts, brown sugar, dark chocolate, and wood. Big coffee flavor, too, with dark chocolate, oats, molasses, and brown sugar. Full-bodied, with minimal carbonation and a roasty finish. Great beer that lives up to its name and reputation. mjs (7685) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2010
(Bottle at Pikkulintu) Poured pitch black with medium sized and light brown head. Aroma contained coffee beans, roastedness and liquorice. Palate was full bodied and oily with medium carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, coffee, light sourness, hops and bitterness. Afertaste contained coffee and bitterness. A well balanced brew with strong flavours. italianjohn (3254) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Black as night ... tan head aromas of roasted and chocolate malts ..... roasted coffee, chocolate and a slight acidic flavor with a light bitter finish .... very silky and smooth beer well balanced, ABV hidden well ..... breakfast never tasted so good chrisv10 (18497) - DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
12 oz bottle. Very dark brown body with small brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, hops and chocolate. JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2010
Bottled at Pikkulintu. A share to MJS. Brownish head. Coffeyish nose. Soft coffeyish and malty taste. Slight grassiness in the taste. At the end bitterness. Slight hints of bluecheese in the taste. Some hoppiness too.
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
There’s a reason that baby on the front is continuing to chow down what he’s eating from that Founders bowl...because this brew is da shit y’all! Ya hear?! weitz15 (595) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Think oily brown pour with a thin brown head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Initial flavor of oatmeal and coffee, which subsides to a hoppy, dry finish. MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours medium black with a very light tan head. Tastes of coffee, roast malt. Aromas are of freshly brewed coffee. My only criticism is that maybe the body is a touch thin. Otherwise, an outstandingly balance stout that I would drink anytime. jshie234 (10) - Clinton Township, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a thick black liquid with a dark tan, thin head. Smells of malt, coffee, and chocolatey goodness. Upfront taste of sweet coffee, with a great bitter dark, dark chocolate aftertaste. One sip coats every surface of the mouth for a long and lasting taste experience. The thin head dissapeared shortly after pouring, but a decent lacing coats the glass for a while after each sip. So wrapped up in the taste experience, the alchohol goes unnoticed until it’s thoroughly done its job. Skinnyviking (9719) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle. Lovely high creany dens light brown lasting head leaving nice long curtains. Promising. Pitch black body. I am getting exited now. Strangely mudded coffee aroma with a choccolate note. A bit thin and metallic. Flavor though lovely roasted malt caramel coffee choccolate cream with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Wauw. Low carbonation. Long lasting bitter coffee aftertaste.