mreusch (858) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - AUG 16, 2008
22oz. bottle, and a stellar bonus from my man Bert (sloth)! Pours black with a creamy dark brown head, great retention and lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, like a really rich chocolate milk, with some cocoa and vanilla as well. Flavor is like a roasty chocolate milkshake. A bit one dimensional but nice. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2008
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasting, and a hint of hops. Poured black in color with a medium-sized, rocky, dark brown head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Small lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of chocolate, malts, cream, coffee, roasting, and hops. Medium body. Viscous, chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Bittersweet chocolate and roasting, lightly dry finish. emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Pours a very dark black stout with some brown showing around the edges. The head is one finger thick tan and creamy. The nose was very rich, molasses, coffee, roasty, chocolate, some hop bitterness. The flavor was rich and chocolaty, molasses, light alcohol, definitive hop backbone. Very tasty stout. jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Deep brown in color with a surprising amount of head. Small bead. Chocolate, almond, and fruit-laced hops. Palate is light and lively -- but has a great amount of substance. Chewy is a good description. Gentle hops and a strong chocolate malted finish. Crisp and bold. Belgian chocolate, apple, raisin, mint, and pit fruit on the flavor. A complex and entirely sociable beer. bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Bomber. Pours opaque black with just a hint of garnet highlights at the edges. Thick, dense, lacy tan head. Aroma of smoke, brown sugar, raisins. Sweet, full silky body and moderate carbonation. More smoke in the taste, all the way through to the end. There are plenty of other notes in the taste: coffee, chocolate, prunes, molasses, with a dash of earth, ash and pine in the finish.
keepersj12 (3142) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2008
Very tasty. Nice and creamy. A little more hops than normal but it goes well with the roasted malt. Very nice as it warms. Great on a cold fall evening. garthicus (2963) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2008
Blankboys bottle. Appearance: Dark black with a pancake batter coloured head. Aroma: Alcohol. malt, chocolate, turf with peat and cream. Flavour: Peat and turf, some coffee and with a lovely turf finish. Lovely. ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2008
This wasa nice smooth stout. There was a good chocolate/roast aroma with just a little of the oatmeal slickness you can get with oatmeal stout. This was a very tasty beer. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2008
I guess a double stout is somewhere between a regular stout and an imperial? Pours Dark black with nice, big, frothy tan head. Big chocolate coffee nose. Nice roasty chocolate flavor, and lots of dark fruits with dry finish. Great thick mouthfeel. I had trouble finishing the bottle, though.Not to say it got cloying, because it didn’t., but the flavor became a bit too much. Probably should have shared it with a bra. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Sample from November 21, 2008 beer club meeting. Super black! No see-through on this. Brown head. Gorgeous. Roasted, woody aroma. Very woody and roasted flavor. Sweet, with a nice punch! A little bitter, too. Reminds me of a roasted meat. Superb.