Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Draught at Cask Republic. Pours dark brown with a creamy grayish tan head. Smells slightly smoky, roasty, resiny, earthy, spicy. Tastes of roasted malt, some tea, peppery, full bodied with a slight chocolatey finish. Nice! rederic (3335) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
On tap at the montréal location, deep black color, with a tan head, nice mild mocha, cocoa, chocolate praline nose, with some light burnt dark fruit, burnt bran muffin, grainy roasted, black, chocolate, toasted, wheat cereal maltiness accents, with faint earthy tobacco, green floral hop note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good smooth vanilla, mochais, cocoa, chocolate cake, semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, mild sweet cold coffee character, with some nice light roasted, black, chocolate malty, roasted ground coffee bean, kind of burnt wood barrel, burnt bran miffin, dark molasses flavours, leading towards a mild burnt chocolate, black coffee, grainy roasted, toasted maltiness, leafy hop earthiness, roasty bitterness finish. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Black coffee tan head good retention. Really woody dry hints of licorice malty choc tones. A bit roasty oak hints of burnt coffee very dry n roasted. Bitter chocolate. Hints of birch. Hint of maple but really bitter dry a touch silky creamy carbonation. Nailed it. GRM (4018) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
Glass, 5 ounces, during the 2011 Festibière de Québec, savoured on September 2 2011; eye: black, opaque, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head; nose: roasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, light burnt malt; mouth: roasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, light burnt malt, hint of hops, finale in roasted malt with presence of alcohol, full body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, harsh texture; overall: quite fine
Verre, 5 onces, durant le Bières et saveurs de Chambly, savourée le 2 septembre 2011; œil : noire, opaque, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : malt rôti, vanille, chocolat noir, léger malt brûlé; bouche : malt rôti, vanille, chocolat noir, léger malt brûlé, âcreté, pointe de houblon, finale en malt torréfié avec présence d’alcool, corsée, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien bon mansquito (6338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Farmhouse, Burlington VT 12oz tap ($8.50): Pours a black color with a nice creamy brown head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, toffee, booziness, and some other grand stuff. Taste is in the same element. Kind of sweet, but still very manageable. Chocolate and coffee, not quite espresso, but still cool. Good beer and could be either chuggable or sippable, depending on your mood. At this price, I prefer the latter.
Eructoblaster (4181) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle - 750ml. Opaque black body with low carbonation and a thin beige creamy head. Strong, complex malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate and roasty hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Robust, well balanced hoppy taste with malty, roasted coffee, plummy, and brown sugar notes. Ends with a long, sharp hoppy/roasty finish. Very well done! kaser (6220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Sweet and sugary stout. Like a coffee. Chocolate and even fruity notes. Tasty. Fluffy cotton candy aroma. Really good. Had this on draft at the Hopfenstark brewpub.
jredmond (8204) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Draft at GM with Andrew, Streets and Brendan. Pours a deep brown almost black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is nice roasted malts and biscuity. Mouthfeel is great - some dryness, notes of great roast, bitter chocolate - and something sweet. j12601 (10966) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
On tap at the Ginger Man during their Hopfenstark event. Pours a deep black with a thin beige to tan head. Lightly sweet and floral, toast and roast, and wood. Smooth and sweet, fine carbonation, chocolate and toast and roast. Dark fruit. Chewy roast, chocolate and tannins. Lots of bitter cocoa, chocolate and char on the finish. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
Cask. Rich cocoa with a lot of soft sweetness. Chewy but not cloying. Dark appearance with a thin brown head. Tasty stuff.