tennisjoel (1459) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Pour: black body with a creamy tan head. Chocolate, oatmeal, and coffee aroma. Strong roast and some bitterness in the flavor. Light on the hops. Simple, but effective nonetheless. jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Pours jet black with thick tan head. Aroma of all coffee. Taste of bitter chocolate, coffee and smoke flavor. Smooth going down. Full mouthfeel. Very good. pistolpete (203) - USA - JUN 9, 2009
12 oz bottle.. I actually had this for breakfast... it was a good breakfast... would have one every morning Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Pours black with just a little lacing. Full coffee aroma, roasted malt, unsweetened chocolate. Flavor is initially really smoky and reminded me of an old ale. Slightly salty, also leathery. Nice and robust all around. Palate is oily, low carbonation, not extraordinary. Overall, very good. Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle pour,black with great beige head.Aroma was sweet chocolate,coffee,and malt.The flavor was the same coffee and chocolate but the roasted malts were a little more present than in the nose.Very smooth and easy to drink.Great brew.
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Foamy tight head and lace on an almost black pour. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Thick chocolate syrup with a nice hard hints of coffee. A nice lingering bitter finish. Full rich palate with medium/low carbonation. A very nice offering. User42649 (209) - - JUN 4, 2009
What’s not to like? Black pour, persistent tan head leaves consistent lacing. Heavenly aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Very full body with thick texture. Nutty and very roasty flavor, pronounced but not overwhelming dark chocolate overlay. Good stuff. snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2009 Bottle in the hotel on the way to the airport to avoid having to pack it. Tasted along with Great Lakes Blackout stout. Pours black with a thin tan head. Smells and tastes like DARK bitter chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, and roasty malt. Thick with a bitter, slightly mineral-ish finish. jerico (3) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2009 does not count
A real dark one here, head is dense and leaves bubble marks on it that look like craters on the moon. Its a bit nutty, with that toasty, mild coffee and chocolate smell that you’d expect. It’s thick and dense, toasty, tasting of bitter chocolate and coffee (like biting a coffee bean or cocoa nib). Its character really comes out when it warms up a bit. HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to MasterSki. A black beer with a thick light brown head. Amazing nose of fresh roasted coffee and malt. Thick creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Flavor is delicate, sweet malt, bitter chocolate, some really nice mild coffee notes, and maybe a touch of tobacco. Coffee, slightly acidic finish.