JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Pours black with a fluffy tan head. The aroma is amazing, strong with fresh ground coffee and roasted malts. Tastes like coffee, cream, and dark chocolate. Mildly carbonated, heavy body, and silky mouthfeel. Finish is slightly bitter. This is a world class stout for sure, one of my absolute favorites. Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Pours deep black like the joe I had this morning from the Moka. Nice robust, frothy tan head giving a strong coffee aroma. Very rich flavor - cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee - mocha like. Brewbie (479) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2009
12oz bottle. Big rich thick pour with an aroma of coffee and dark chocolate that jumps from the glass. Thick tan long lasting head. Tastes just like is smell, thick on the tongue with a heavy taste of coffee as it warms. Smooth roasty taste. This is some good stuff.
Trade with ucusty...thanks David. ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Aroma of chocolate, oats and roasted coffee. Appearance is oily black with dark mocha head. Flavor of rich roasted coffee, chocolate, oats, light bourbon and rum. Palate was bubbly and creamy. Pretty good stout. tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a jet black with small brown head. Rich aroma of chocolate, milk, and coffee. Flavor is of rich malty coffee. I got more chocolate in the aroma, coffee in the flavor. Lightly carbonated and syrupy. This is definitely richly flavorful, and good for sipping. At this consistency I’m actually surprised there’ not more booze in it, not that that affects my judgment of it. Excellent.
NathanJM (58) - Jersey City, NJ, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Dark opaque pour with a tin tan head. Aroma of coffee. Flavors of coffee and dark chocolate, a bit of cinnamon. A tasty oatmeal stout. madvike (3264) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Bottle - It’s a beautiful beer, pouring dark as night with a massive tan head. I’ve always loved the way this beer smells -- a blast of coffee, cinnamon, a touch of milk and chocolate -- just pure decadence. Taste is real roasty, dark malt with bitter chocolate. The coffee isn’t as intense in the taste, as the cinnamon and chocolate take more center stage. The finish is a bit too bitter and burnt, but it’s still really tasty. It’s smooth, chewy, and slick. There just isn’t too much not to like about this beer. One of my all-time faves. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2009
A beautiful beer. Very dark with a mocha colored head that lasts forever. The nose is all roasted malt and espresso. The flavors are incredibly layered, roast malt, coffee, dark fruits. It’s hard to imagine so much flavor that well balanced. Finish is dry and then a kind of time-release effect: a few seconds after you drink, there’s a burst of rich roastiness. Wow, why didn’t I buy more of this? tekhna (118) - California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Wow. I know they say you’re supposed to drink this fresh when it’s super-coffee, but I left it sit 6 weeks, and the coffee has lost its abrasiveness and the chocolate is sublime. The mouthfeel is unreal. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to rate. Given my choice of fresh or with a bit of time for the coffee to subside a little (heresy, I know) I’d take it with just a bit of time.
dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Nice roasted aroma. Opaque black with decent tan head. Charred flavor with a clean finish; hints of the described chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal.