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. 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 (3137) - 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 (2945) - 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.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2008
This poured black in color with a thick light brown head that faded away. The nose was filled with aromas of bittersweet chocolate, coffee and some fig/prune scents. In the mouth it was medium to full-bodied, rich and smooth. The flavors followed the nose with a well-balanced midpalate that finished smooth yet slightly bitter. Overall it was quite nice albeit a bit simple. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2008
bottle, from Raleigh Whole Foods, Good aroma, bitter sweet. Baking chocolate, soy sauce, coffee, fig. oat. Blackish brown color, good head and lacing. Bitter flavor, like aroma, though not as diverse, much more of the baking chocolate comes through. Thick body, creamy viscous mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Very nice, drank easier than the 8.8 percent look and mouthfeel were perfecxt in my eye. Love the greenflash LyndaNova (531) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours an opaque, dark brown color with a small, persistent tan head that leaves some lacing behind. Aroma is of roasted malts with some cherries and grass. Taste is of roasted malts blended with chocolate and grassy hops. Full bodied and smooth, with good carbonation. Ending is of bitter coffee with some caramel and alcohol notes.