DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown to black. Nice aroma with lots of chocolate. Sweetish flavor with some roastiness, a sugary note, quite a bit of chocolate and light fruitiness. Medium-bodied. Not bad. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Black body with brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, chococoffee, some raisin. Taste is sweet, coffee, chocolate roasty, some raisin, faint anise. No bitterness, even coffee-based. Medium body with decent richness. All told, a solid stout that holds its own. Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
Deep black stout with reddish cherry hues, and a thick collapsing moka head. Aroma of vanilla and Nestle Quick. Sweet chocolate with notes of raisins, licorice and some alcohol in finish and light bitterness. Body is thin and short. Not as intense as Dragon but still a good export stout. Thanks Presario. Drake (13741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Bestway in Greensboro, NC, which I purchased for the Jamaica tick, forgetting completely about Red Stripe. Duh. Oh well, this will undoubtedly be much better. Pours a deep brown color appearing black in the glass. Medium head with decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of slightly dirty roasted malts with some slightly acrid smokiness. I guess that pretty much means the aroma is slightly bad. The taste is roasted malts, caramel, nuts and an almost bourbon-like quality. Tart throughout. The taste is almost good, which is to say, slightly bad? Thin-medium bodied. Overall, this is slightly bad. Which is to say almost good? Or mostly good? Who’s to know? I guess that all goes to say that this is pretty much average. bierkoning (13355) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2005
Bottle. Very dark color, almost opague. Roasted malt and licorice in the aroma and flavor. Nice beer, but not very refined and on the sweet side for this type of stout. Refreshing.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
(12oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small tan head. Aroma of graham cracker, chocolate, some vinous, and roasted grain. Flavor of chocolate, graham cracker, light ash, and coffee. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
12 oz brown twist off.
It pours a dark brown with a nice looking tan head. The head is fluffy and sticks for a bit.
The smell is reminiscent of malt liquor, but in a good way. It has that nutty alcoholic scent along with a hint of cocoa.
The taste is interesting to say the least. It has a nice bit of that roasted malt flavor that has almost a chocolate/cinnamon/wood character and a blast of sweetness. The malt liquor notes come through a little bit with the alcohol not being completely hidden, but compared to a malt liquor this is one smooth brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-05-2011 04:46:00 hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks mon!). Poured a dark black with an averaged sized light brown head. Aromas of chocolate, licorice, molasses, caramel, and dark fruits. Lighter tastes of chocolate, dark fruits and roasted malts. Tastes a little bit of a let down compared to the nice aroma. Creamy body that was on the thin side. madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2005
Bottled: Very dark brown/black coloured. Has a medium sized light brown head. Loads of chocolate, roasted malts, some fruity in the aroma. Flavour is light chocolate, Roast, some light coffeenotes, Fruit and a light fruityness. Ends on a somewhat perfumed note. Is medium bodied and hides the alcohol well. Quite nice one. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Bottle... Dark brown, almost black, ale with a small, creamy, light brown head. The aroma is of milk chocolate and alcohol. The flavor is decently balanced and chocolatey. Medium sweet, lightly bitter and boozy. Medium-bodied and a little silky with light carbonation. Finishes lightly tart, grassy and astringent. Thanks to DarkElf for the bottle!