angoradad (47) - USA - FEB 26, 2018
Just an incredible beer, I don't know where to begin. It's beautiful right out of the bottle, dark as night and with a beautiful sweet aroma. It tastes as wonderful as it looks and has a great sweetness that deliver a good kick from the whiskey. You should try this beer if you get a chance. beerbombthrower (31) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2018
Wow - this one is incredible. Thick, black and foreboding, this is a beer that gets you off your guard immediately. However, it really is unbelivably smooth, tasty and refined. Get some if you can, because this is a treat. johnburt (31) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2018
Oh, wow, does this one grab your attention. A very flavorful, interesting and complex beer, this Misanthrope is very friendly. Go get some. GregMooreNH (490) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 25, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2018 Pours a rich dark stout with a thick head, with no lacing. Aroma is chocolate and whiskey. Taste is roast, chocolate and peat with the chocolate lingering. Aftertaste is where the whiskey kicks in. An outstanding beer with a very limited release. When you see some, get some. dpgjrnhcraftbrew (83) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Sampled on tap at the brewery 10/29/16. Poured dark, very black. Mocha foam layer covered the top. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruits and slight espresso. Tastes of some coffee mingle about the flavor but the chocolate and most noticeably the anise steal the show. There is roasted malts, burnt sugar, and smoky char in there too. Full bodied with a creamy feel on the palate. Overall, an amazing RIS. Probably the best beer I’ve ever had by HBC and glad I found some bottles to age for later! It is part of their "small batch series," so I hope you too can find and enjoy!
mcox90 (2180) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2016
22 oz. bottle. Poured into a snifter. Pours dark brown/black with ruby edges and a thin beige head. Minor legs. Light coffee and cocoa nibs on the aroma. Some nuts. Sweet, yet bitter flavor. Dark chocolate and coffee grounds. Light wood and booze. Medium bodied. Could have been a bit fuller. Very Nice! thornecb (6233) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Oak and dark chocolate aromas. Medium bodied with dark chocolate upfront turning to whiskey and oak before the lasting charred espresso finish. jimhilt (2643) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Pours a four-finger light tan head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Roasted chocolate nose and flavor is baked chocolate, hints of whiskey flavor, light bitter finish. Higher ABV is hidden. $10.99 for a 22oz bottle from Chase Street Market Plymouth, NH. malrubius (3154) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle from Brewtopia. Warm. Black with dense tan head and lace. Roasted coffee chocolate aroma with woody booze. Dark chocolates espresso sweetness with subdued fruitiness licorice woody and just the right amount of booziness. Very smooth creamy with a mildly bitter woody cinnamon mildly smoky finish. Full body. Exceptionally delicious and complex. Gotta admit I’ve been burned out on imp stouts but this one’s a winner. Wicked fucking excellent. puboflyons (3597) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2015
From the October 2015 bottled batch. Jet black pour with soft and foamy tan head that lingers and laces. The aroma emits esters of coffee, sweet but burnt toasted malts, wood, a hint of dark fruit,but a near invisible hop or alcohol profile for a beer that is 10%. Chewy bold body. Same coffee grinds and mild malt sweetness. The alcohol tends to pounce out more in the taste. It evolves into a bitter finish. Wow. I must make a point to buy another one from this short batch series and stick it in the cellar until next year.