Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle pours a tan head with a dark brown body. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is the same. Good weight in the mouth. Smooth finish. Strong flavors. xmarcnolanx (939) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2009
2008 Consumed in 2009
Aroma is loads of coffee, chocolate,
Taste is lots of rich chocolate, coffee, and sweet dark malt, bright fruit, and bitter hops.
Molasses colored head. Nice retention.
Finish is slightly cloying, a bit bitter, and full.
2007 batch consumed next to 2008 in 2009
A bit more dirty in the aroma. Floral bright fruit and cheap coffee and chocolate.
Chocolate, coffee, a bit more dirt in the taste.
Good, but the fresher one was better.
lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2009
like pouring brown ink. smell both chocolate and espresso very defined. cinnamon. smoke. the taste is dark sugar, herbal, dried cherry, and alcohol. body is flat and slimey. late finish. GregJayson (2) - North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2009 does not count
I took a sip of this beer and I woke up. I could definitely taste the coffee. Definitely not a beer I’d drink more than one pint of in a sitting, but I’d be more than willing to get one again. jsh420 (11) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2009
notes from turkey day 2008
served @ room temp
agressive pour leaves 1/2" tan head and a body that is pitch black.. smell is coffee coffee coffee like jaun valdez and his mule popped out of the bottle and said "Buenos dias" - beyond the coffee is some nice chocolate and raosted malts. taste is even better then the smell bitter chocolate with lots of coffee and a nice earthy hop bite finish. mouthfeel is thick and creamy but not too much that you feel you have to use your molars to chew it down. overall this is one of the best stouts i have had. this stout is best when fresh say 1month after bottling. after that the coffee fades and takes it out of that mind blowing beer level.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bottle Pours a deep reddish brown with a disapating tan head. The head laces well. Has good aromas of chocolate, coffee, spices, and fruits. Has a good carbination. A hearty mouthfeel. This one is full bodied with a thick texture. The flavors are good with lots of chocolate. Has a good solid finish and a good aftertaste. This is a real good beer. beerlud (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
Pours dark, and murky with a tight subtle head. Nose: chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, fresh red apples. Flavor: chocolate, espresso, and licorise. Smoky , oily, and bitter. kappldav123 (6111) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2009
The bottle looks great, the beer in the glass also. Starts malty and very dry. Notes of strong black coffee and liquorice. Prickly-strong finish, also scratchy. Really good beer! arminjewell (9687) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2009
Excellent brew, poured very thick black with deep caramel colored head. Aroma gave strong coffee and chocolate tones. Tasted of really sweet chocolate with a very complimentary coffee/espresso flavor. Almost good enough to have in the morning! monkeychugg55 (1093) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2009 Pours black as outer space with short lived light brown head. Smells like coffee, with a hint of coffee and a touch of coffee. Also some roasty malt and chocolate in there. Flavor is smooth with chocolate malt upfront, fading into coffee bitterness. Pretty good. Might start drinking this before work in the morning.