optimusAlex (7) - USA - OCT 5, 2007 does not count
definitely one of my favorites. originally bought it just for the name, but ended up loving the whole experience of this beer. josanguapo (1854) - SPAIN - MAR 9, 2016
From XXXII. In Teku glass. Watchimh True Detective 1x05. Like an Imperial Stout but less alcoholic and very easy to drink. BB date was this month. Superb nose ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Pitch black appearance with a small tan head. The aroma is malt and chocolate, outstanding aroma. Excellent flavor of dark malt. A perfect beer. mviljamaa (183) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Pours with barely no foam. Color is very much like oil. Aroma is strongly burnt and old oil-like with roasted malts, raisin, plum, hassel-like nut, raspberry, vanilla, honey and plenty of other aromas. Clearly the aroma of this is very complex. Palate is noticeably oily and the carbonation is weak, in general it could be described "round". However the weak carbonation is not a problem, but I find it to fit this type of beer perfectly. Taste starts with a good amount of bitterness that stays for a while, but it’s not overwhelming, more like creates a very good "kick". The taste is dominated by burnt tastes. Additionally taste is dominated by the flavour of a very dark (and also slightly bitter) chocolate (like >85% cocoa) and a hint of alcohol. The taste has very little sweetness, but is more like a very well balanced or "straightforward" in terms of sweetness and bitterness. The taste is not nearly as complex as the aroma, but the taste is still very good and anyone liking very dark beers or stouts will probably find this an excellent drink. I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2002
Wow! This beer has an incedible amount of flavors. First, the smooth chocolate malts followed by a super strong hop finish. Lots of aftertaste too.
standupguy (41) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Wow, this could be my favorite beer ever!
It poured a midnight black, with a long lasting tan head of what looked like sea foam. The aroma was mixture of chocolate, malts, bread, and a light molasses. The taste was incredible! A perfect mixture of malts, dark sweetness, light roasted malts and barley, with underlying hops perfectly balancing the beer. The palate/mouth feel was incredible. A silky, smooth combination of velvet and oil.
I strongly recommend this beer to ANYONE! A near absolute brewing masterpiece! Pringao_Toribi (355) - Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 11, 2013
Almoste perfect porter, with hints of sweet wine, sticks nicely to the tongue with spicy and a bittersweet taste, going to a very lasting aftertaste of wood and licorice. jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2002
My personal opinion is that this is a Porter! The taste is as smooth as new engine oil (not a beer). It will not dissapoint Stout/Porter/ Dark Ale drinkers. It has a slightly sweet roasted aftertaste. Superb overall.