beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2007
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Secret Santa. Pours an opaque black with a massive mocha colored head. Lots of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Lots of flavor in this brew too. Initially, there is plenty of roasted malt with chocolate also very present. The coffee is there as well, but not as strong as the other two. After a few seconds, a long, bitter finish kicks in from the hops. There is also some heat from the alcohol in the finish. Really, really good stuff! mephisto (1287) - TAIWAN - JAN 4, 2007
jet black with brownish head, the aroma is roasty and chocolatey. the flavor is bitter, hoppy, and malty. bergface (56) - madison, Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Great stout. Head dissapates quickly, really nice lacing though. Aftertaste is complex mix of caramel, coffee, and chocolate, and last quite long. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth. An exemplary stout a MUST try. The oak aging of the other stout adds a hint of flavor and makes it just a hint better. Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2007
22 oz bomber .. jet black pour , Thick beige head , very clinging lace . aroma of coffee ,chocolate and molasses .Flavors of chocolate , coffee,caramel and roasted malts blend well together . Very well hopped for a stout but very good . nice smooth , oiley mouthfeel . alcohol is apparent but not overwhelming . great stuff AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - DEC 31, 2006
Another lost review from earlier this fall. My notes state that it was off balanced, with not enough malt: a bit too sweet and the alchohol comes on too strong. Thanks to my wife, Quillaraymi, for bringing this beer back from Panama.
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2006
It looked and smelled good. Just not a fan of how hoppy it was. It left a tough aftertaste. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Very powerful aroma. Pours pitch black. Burnt coffee aroma and flavor. Quite good, but not great. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2006
12-oz. Pours a deep opaque black with a towering, moussy, rocky, dark tan head. Plenty of clingy lace here and there. Nose shows good chocolate, caramel, and roast, with a bit of sourness in there. Attack is bold, with high-medium body, active carb, and plenty of flavor. The chocolate, caramel and roast come through right from the attack and carry across the mid palate, joined by coffee and toffee, and a bit of black cherry in there. Big hollow piney, clingy finish. Great stuff, but I definitely gotta give the nod to the oaked version, especially since it’s so widely available. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2006
bomber - Pours deep, dark black with a thin tan head. It has a good dark roast malt aroma with some chocolate notes. The flavor is a nice, smooth dark roast with coffee and chocolate notes and ample hops. The big hops are a fine complement to this characteristically huge style. Well done, GD. edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Opaque brown-black body with a thick, rich and creamy, chocolate-caramel colored head. Lace hugs glass. Chocolate malt nose with hints of alcohol. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, bitter hops and caramel. Tongue numbing and warming. Merry C-mas to me & a TY to Santa’s helper.