shadey (2135) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Pitch black with a quickly diminishing creamy tan head. Aroma is very rich choloaty goodness. Not too bitter, or too sweet. The flavor and palate is silky smooth. A good amount of roast that offsets the delicious chocolate. This is only 61 percent? are you serious. This is a delicious beer. REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2009
While not the best stout, this certainly ranks up there with the better ones. I smelled a hint of cocoa powder, and a dark chocolate bar. Personally, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to enter the world of stouts. HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2011
WOW... Good stuff! Compared to most stouts I have tried, it was just a little sweeter and just a little less bitter. And really no alcohol burn which was very surprising at 7.6%! Two of these put me in a very mellow mood... I might be hooked! blankulus (1) - Kingston, JAMAICA - MAR 13, 2004 does not count
On popping the cap one is greeted by a very pleasing aroma of roasted malt.Pours with a small off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. The flavour is very balanced, not overly bitter and harsh like FES and yet not overly sweet. It goes down rather smoothly with a slight alcoholic burn and most importantly it's not overly heavy on the palate and it leaves a rather pleasant after-bitter. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2005
Bottled. A gorgeous aroma which is oily, tarry and full of lightly roasted malt. There is a sweet nail varnish type smell which is really appealing. The colour is obviously black and there starts off being a large tan coloured head, but that disappears all too quickly. The taste is full bodied, sweet roasted malts, alcohol, a bit of sweet chocolate and an oiliness. I’ve yet to have a ’Foreign Stout’ I’ve not enjoyed, and this one doesn’t buck that trend.
IndianaRed (4617) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2005 Bottle Pours deep inky black with a very large thick tan head.
Aroma is a delicious ensamble very sweet molassas, bourbon, vanilla and a noticeable ABV slant.
Flavors are a wierd alcohol and dark roast combo. Sweet licorice and fumy in a way. An odd very light feel. Feels like it’s gravity is about 0.6. Thin but very smooth, slippery even. Nice sweet dark roast trailer. Easy on the hops and very little bitterness.
Very interesting and tasty. IDunno19 (89) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2009
I could’ve sworn I rated this one already but oh well, here goes: Pours a dark rich mahogany with a tan head. Nose full of smoke, chocolate, and caramel. Notes of chocolate, charcoal, toffee, coffee, and caramel flavors on a solid frame. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Dark brown color...nearly opaque, with a generous light brown creamy head. The aroma was rich and complex...bourbon, wood, licorice, milk chocolate, prunes, vanilla, toffee, coffee. The flavor was very similar to the aroma...very sweet and rich. The feel was soft, not too thin...wet finish. Yummy! TBone (17530) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2006
Bottled, alc. 7.6%nuplastikk (6275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Opaque black, not much head. Cold coffee, molasses in the nose. Licorice, toffee, a bit of chocolate. Tickling carbonation in the finish. Some alcohol burn in the aftertaste. Slightly unclean, maybe maize used? Suprisingly good and tasty, imho underrated FES in RB.
12oz bottle. Boom. One sip of this and I’m in the Caribbean. Sweet, rich, over the top. Opaque brown-black, thin beige head. Big brown sugary tones. Pungent dark fruit. Vanilla. Sticky, sugary finish coats the mouth. I’d say Caribbean Stout is an acquired taste, and that this really does the style justice even though I’m sure it’s overall rating won’t reflect that. Certainly mellows a bit as it sits and approaches room temperature. Rather brutal, like a high ABV Dunkel brewed with Candi sugar. A little hot, but overall a cool beer worth a try.