afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Bottle courtesy Ibrew2or3. Pours black with a one finger tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and earthy hops. Taste is the same as aroma but less prominent. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2008
bomber courtesy of doubleo. I had been wanting to try this and was grateful for this gift. This pours black with a beautiful brown head. Very appealing appearance. The nose is of roasty malt with some ash to it. Taste is of chocolate and although not very complex is still quite tasty. Mouthfeel is medium to thick and a bit of bitterness and sweetness that offset each other well. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Courtesy beerlando. Black/dark brown, large, frothy, tan head. Raw grains, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, earth, dark dried fruits, some sweetness. Medium/full body, balanced carbonation. Very nice brew. willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2008
20080721 22oz bottle from State Line. Dark coffee brown, near black, medium, slowly fading tan head of lacing, tight foam. Aroma is luscious with plum, prune, roasty coffee, dark bread, light cocoa, and a nice dose of herbal/piny hops. Mouthfeel is slick, hefty, and finishing with a nice roasty, hoppy bite. Hearty stuff, and delicious. Now why doesn’t this one make it to NJ? Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Pours opaque and pitch black at the center, with just the faintest mahogany edge at the rim. A frothy, tan colored head is well retained, leaving nice flares and spots of lacing behind. The aroma is roasty up front, showing toasted oats, baker’s chocolate, and coffee, followed by a wave of nougat and caramel. Likewise, the flavor displays nice balance between roast, earthy hops, and choco-caramel sweetness. Medium-full bodied and velvety smooth, with no alcohol burn whatsoever, this one goes down way too easy. Really good, exceptionally balanced beer.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Money... Pours a dark brown with a large tan head. Lacing is great. Aroma is cocoa. Tastes of cocoa, lactose, and burnt malt. Finishes with a sweet cocoa taste. Love it. bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle. Deep rich brown with ruby/black highlights and a brown head. Rich chocolate and light roast aroma. Chocolate and roast flavor with backing bitterness. Well balanced. Bigger bodied, but not over done. Lingering roast, chocolate and balancing hops. Very nice. AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Black with a thin tan head. Big coffee mocha, blackened malt aroma. Rich, viscous mouthfeel. Great flavors of dark roasted malts, cocoa, with some coffee. Reminds me of an old school stout, like the kind Bell’s and Dark Horse brew these days. elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Black pour with a small tan head, aroma of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt. Flavord and mouthfeel balance well to end up with a very well done stout that goes right down the middle of the style. I liked it. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
22oz. bomber. Pours extremely black, nice cocao head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Nice roasty bitterness, slight chocolate in the finish, very good.