Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Their best beer for sure, may be f I had a chance to do a barrel aged glove it would be great too. Chocolate roast malt. Very smooth mouthfeel, some heat. From alcohol caramel rich finish and great stout like carbonation. Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Multi dimensions here. Big coffe and toffee aroma with a neat Belgian yeast aroma. Flavor is big and chewy with a wonderful full body experience.finishes with some warmth that was another great dimension to it. Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Extremely smooth stout that tastes of rich chocolate and expresso that hides the 9% ABV. A excellent beer to sip on in great company! PugUglyBrewer (768) - - MAY 10, 2017
Black color from the core to the edges with a short lived fizzy head of dark brown foam. Generous amounts of rich dark chocolate, roasted barley, and caramel all succumbing to a dry ground espresso finish. Runningonempty (14) - cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
I love the way this pours: deep dark and very opaque. There’s a black-strap molasses aroma once the rich brown bubbly head gives way a bit. The head from a second swirling has a much darker richer tone (once the initial head already faded). Its got a big velvety mouth-feel (as promised) and a beautifully complex palate of espresso, chocolate, roasty malt. I love this. it reminds me of the really thick part of monkey bread from the bottom of a dutch oven.
ChopinChef (1) - USA - JAN 22, 2011 does not count
Pours super dark from the bottle. Carbonation light, but appropriate for style. Aroma: Coffee, roasted, sweet. Taste: Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Drinks much cleaner and dry-er than the nose would suggest. Nice complexity. Smoothness nicely conceals the alcohol. Overall: VERY nice stout. I have to admit, after reading a couple of less than flatering reviews, I had my doubts. But it seems some people are fond of licking the asses of cats prior to reviewing beer. DocLock (10975) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
750 from Frank Smith’s. Pours turbid onyx with 1-finger deep brown head and tons of lace. Definite 5 for appearance. Nose is rich, roasty chocolate malt, mild coffee, blackberry. Tastes rich, truly velvety and super smooth. Feels nitrogenated it is so smooth, with big roasty chocolate malt flavor up front, some mild coffee, blackberry, and hops late, and very complex with very well hidden alcohol. This one is exquisite. Cybercat (6048) - Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Pours opaque sable with a thick and fine-bubbled tan head. Aroma delivers firm chocolate, roast malt, coffee and toasted woody hops with a hint of molasses. Flavor offers all of the above, though less coffee and more molasses, and tossing in a snippet of toffee. Firm, smooth body features good fizz and a mocha, woody finish. Wear this velvet glove! Sparf (288) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Fruktig, kakaotät arom. Inslag av kavring, lakrits och mörkt rostad malt. Varken stor eller komplex arom men mycket välbalanserad och trevlig.
Helt svart brygd och ett tämligen stort skum med lång halveringstid och finfina rester.
Smaken är kraftigt rostad och rejält besk. Salt lakrits, och kaffe är dominerande, vilket är något förvånande med tanke på doftpaletten. Men visst, där finns även en giva kakao som gör sig påmind.
Otroligt sammetslen kropp med elegant fyllighet. Gör verkligen skäl för namnet. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
750mL bottle pours with a pure darkness supporting a mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up big black licorice, lots of chocolate, some molasses and some dark roasted malts. The taste is indeed velvety smooth with rich dark chocolate goodness and then it gets into more chocolate, some dark roasted malts and ribbons of spicy black licorice knitted about ribbons of sweet molasses. Great stuff.