adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - APR 8, 2013
22 oz bomber. Pours an oily pitch black with a huge creamy brown head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, barley and dry hops. Taste of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and dry hops. Superb. therobot (2) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2010 does not count
Tasted 9/17/10 - Bottled in a 22 drank half and used half in beef brisket chili, excellent on both accounts.
Drink: Very good stout, Starts chocolate and boozy, nice hoppy finish. Thick mouth feel, lots of substance.
Chili: Made with Teaxs Beef Brisket recipe, think this is going to be the one to go with in the future, added nicely with smokey flavors from the chilis and bacon. gyllenbock (9177) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle at SBWF.
Very black with a good looking medium tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate and hops. The taste was very good, roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits. An excellent thick mouth feel, it was a real pleasure to drink this beer.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Amazing aroma of chocolate, malt, floral and piney hops, booze, and cocoa. Appearance was super dark black with big dark tan head excellent lacing. Taste wow!! Dark chocolate faint espresso, coffee, and big piney and floral hops. Palate again was outstanding velvety creamy milkshake like feel with an underlying fine prickly carbonation. The ABV is extremely well hidden with faint vanilla on the finish. World class beer and a definite regular on my tasting schedule. A+ KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle, pours totally black with creamy light brown head.... aroma is hoppy, caramel, Licorice, raisin, coffee...the flavor is very nice... this is one of the best beer I have had... ever!
Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2011
Thanks to sfhodense.
Brown head, that disappears quick, on top of a pitch black beer.
Smell liquorice, dark chocolate, espresso, burned brown sugars, burned malts, burned wood, hint of coal.
Taste is a deep dark complex experience: dark chocolate, spices, coffee, espresso, liquorice, dark dark fruits and other dark dark ingredients, vanilla, all so soft and well packed.
Good bitter dark coffee chocolate aftertaste.
Low carbo, full body, silky mouthfeel and a oily texture.
Near perfect! IluvatarMilan (282) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Perfect pitch black body. Brilliant aroma of heavy coffee malts, mild hops, incredible depth.
Taste is overwhelming. Raisins, vanilla. Though hard to describe this is clearly world class beer, abundant in character and easily keeping its distance from other venerable beers.
DutchDrebus (6002) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Thanks countbeer for sharing i believe.
Pitch black colour, poring with an oily texture. Deep caramel, chocolate and hoppy smell. Tastes lovely hoppy, chocolate and deep. Oily mouthfeel, creamy, deep and long aftertaste.
allesmetkaas (170) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from me@ Rampkrot whale tasting. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste of dark orange chocolate Lognar (33) - - SEP 30, 2013
Had it twice: 1st time on tap at Tommy Nevin’s Frankfort on 3/2/13 and the 2nd time on 3/28/13 from a bomber (bottled 11/19/12 #1321).
Pour - Dark, oily, and pitch black with very little head.
Nose - Dark fruits, bitter hops, orange peel, and a bit of roast. Almost like a chocolate covered orange. There is that umami soy saucy savory flavor too, like in Stone RIS or Weyerbacher Old Heathen. It’s rich, savory, and roasty.
Taste - The umami flavor is here too, coming through with a savory, rich, roasty, soy sauciness. The taste is odd but I like it a lot. Lots of hop bitterness on top of a subtle roastyness. Along with the hops is a bit of citrus that is like orange peel mixed with a cherry sweetness. Tons of overlapping complexity and notes of both bitter and sweet. I can see why people say it’s infected, but I really do not think it is. There is this bitter, sour, funky quality to it, but it is enjoyable. It would be a shock though if you weren’t expecting it.
Mouth - Oily and on the thick side of medium. Definitely fits this brew.
Overall- I really enjoyed this brew. It was very different and unique, and it was put together well. It did not taste wrong or infected to me. I think the dry hopping mixed with the roasted flavors of the base stout creates both that soy sauciness and the funky/sour notes. I have had this twice, once on tap and once from a bomber, and it tasted the same - actually more complex and balanced from the bottle.