BuckeyeBoy (7514) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2015
375ml bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate milk black licorice and some nuts. Taste is as the nose with lots of roast malts thick rich chocolate milkshake and a nice touch of booze. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
Thanks to Dan for sharing the growler at DLD! Poured highly-viscous near black with almost no head on top. The aroma picked up warm dark chocolate, syrupy molasses, and a touch of honey accented by vanilla beans and earth.. greener hop presence that I couldn’t easily place. The flavor found dark chocolates, black patent, and coffee maltage at the core.. moderately-roasty.. syrupy and hot on the finish.. again the bitterness was fresh and green, but hard to place. Highly-viscous and coating on the palate with fine peppery alcohol accents.. bitterness rose throughout and actually became a bit too much in the end.. still a tasty brew! Sledutah (7488) - Utah, USA - MAY 14, 2011
22oz bottle (#89/192) thanks to SS 2010 vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Appearance: Poured black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, brown sugar, coffee and nutty
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, metallic and nutty
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Vanilla, chocolate and darker malts, very sweet. Darker brown malts, molasses and sweet vanilla and chocolate flavors. Strykzone (7304) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
Sampled at dld eve. Black. Fruoty aroma. Cherries? A thinner feel. Nuts are really ligjt. Nthis is so unlike a big stout. So much more fruit. Really good and so different.
GenDV138 (7201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Jackie O’s Public House. Black with tan head, brown hues. Aromas of sweet dark fruit, roast, chocolate. Tastes of dark fruit, dark chocolate, caramel, roast. Full body with a dry finish. Low carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Nice. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
Shared by sliffy. Thanks! Pours a very thick viscous black, clings heavily, like oil. Opaque, small dark brown head that sticks around. Aromas are cocoa and dark chocolate, roasted malts and a faint smokiness, a bit simple. Initial is roasty whole coffee beans, cocoa, a great coffee and roasted malt body, dark and ominous, cocoa and a faint smokiness, good floral hopping sticks beneath, really clings to the palate with a great roasted feel, but nothing acrid of fierce, just waves of roast and hop clinging on. Finish is roasty, coffee, bitter, a mellow sweetness underneath, faintly Belgian brown sugar-esque and a light nuttiness. A big beer. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle thanks to Puddintane: pours an oily opaque black with a small creamy beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and chocolate nose with a touch of espresso and raisins. Starts with good fullness and chewy dark malty sweetness with some rum raisin and nutty complexity before a drier roasted and creamy finish that hides the alcohol well. Has a faint hint of vinous fruity tartness, but it is well-balanced with the other flavors. Borresteijn (6965) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2011
75cl Bottle at DRBM. Black colour, brown head. Aroma of cream, espresso, bitter chocolate, bitter nuts, sweet. Flavour is light sweet, Belgian chocolate, light sour roast, bitter nuts, dry bitter roasted finish. Medium bodied. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Growler, RBWG 2010. Pours a dark black body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is rather thick and intense with roast, molasses, heavy sweetness, and some light alcohol. The flavor is equally intense with roast, moderate sweetness, and some burnt coffee. I like the quality of the sweetness, very different from the usual lactose used. Mouthfeel is thick, a touch sticky from the sugar, but not especially cloying. Soft gentle carbonation. Nice beer.