Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Poured a dark brown, almost black with a decent size frothy off-white head. Rich flavour of coffee, chocolate, licourice, toffee, caramel. Amazing finish and mouthfeel. Rightfully positioned at the top of it’s class. Next trip to the LCBO I will be buying more of these. Rune (13506) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2006
Two 500ml bottles shared with CatweazleTroms and Finn at The Dove Street Inn, Ipswich. Last beer in Ipswich before travelling on to Norwich.Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2006
Medium off-white head over a very dark red-tinged body. Very nice "Kirchenfenster" on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit and chocolate. Solid mocha, cocoa and dark chocolate taste. Finish off with tasty coffee bitterness. Full bodied, but still very refreshing (23.09.2006).
Draught @ beerbistro: Just when I was about to give up and buy a bottle I finally find it on tap and taste it how I’ve been wanting to. Pours pitch black with a good off-white head. Rich aroma heavy in licorice, mocha, caramel, and coffee. All those promises come through in the flavour, with emphasis on the coffee and licorice. It’s both simple and complex at the same time, a blend of a few flavours done very well and balanced almost perfectly. Loved it. Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2006
500mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours black, reddish edges. Nice head, not too fluffy or large. Tastes wonderful - plenty of coffee and chocolate, excellent mouthfeel. Not over-carbonated, not over-strong. Excellent. Try it if you find St. Ambroise’s Oatmeal Stout too espresso-esque. marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle, Mild horseblanket aroma with molasses and malt. Deep dark reddish black. Tan frothy diminishing head. Flavor is balanced towards bitter. Espresso and dark chocolate style, slightly sweet with a bitter finish. Alcohol not present in the flavor. Good lasting flavor. Definitely bitter but balanced, not overly hopped. Very good overall.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 500 ml bottle - pours a dark, dark brown; looks black, but when you hold it to the light, it is not quite - reddish/amber accents at the edges and in the bottom of the glass. Nice. Tan head fades fairly quickly to a small surface layer, leaving thick lacing the whole way down the glass. Aroma perfectly balanced - just the right amounts of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and roasted malt. Taste is much the same. Excellent finish with the sweet malt and some bitterness mingling. Ultra smooth; seems almost like a sweet stout. The alcohol is hidden well. The perfect beer after a long bicycle ride on a cool, crisp autumn night. Finn (8149) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle 0,5l. Deep, deep red coloured. A creamy head. Rich aroma of chocolate. Complex flavour: Roastedness, caramel and chocolate. A long pleasant finish with fruity notes. thewolf (12797) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2006
Practically black with red rim. Aroma is burnt with coffee and some liquirice. Some dark chocolate, coffee and burnt flavours enhance the aroma. Not as fullbodied as you’d expect but the taste stays with you for some time.. StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2006
500ml bottle. Pours black with ruby highlights and an initial tan head. Immediate coffee aroma is quite strong and the flavour carries that on beautifully, layering it with the taste of dark chocolate. This is a rich, wonderful porter, quite close to a stout, with a nice sweet fruity note in the finish. And man is this beer smooth! Yes guy! Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Aroma is sweet of chocolate and roasted malts. Appearance is dark chocolate brown. smooth and easy to drink with chocolate and carmel flavor. It also has a dry roast coffee flavor.