Finhead (1761) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
A black pour with some faint red highlights and a tan head. The aroma has some vanilla, alcohol, and a bit woody. The full body has a creamy texture with average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a slight dryness in the finish. fcjack1 (272) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle from world beers. Pours inky black with a dark tan head. Smells surprisingly boozy considering it’s 7.6%. Also chocolate. Not much alcohol in the taste. Lots of chocolate though and roasted malts. Pretty smooth. I like it. superspak (5591) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light tobacco, light char, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light char, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Foreign stout style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on even with the low carbonation. A very enjoyable offering. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2004
Had to pick up another 6 to rate since I didn't keep track of my rating and didn't have the info to add the beer. Black with almost no head. What foam there is, is dark brown. Slight film on the bottom of the bottle and deposit on the cap. Very strong lasting aroma of smoke, licorice, coffee and bitter chocolate. Very drinkable, not too sweet stout. 8% but alcohol flavour is not present at all. Could drink a few of these way too quick. A stout that I could see drinking on a very hot day. Nice body. Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 22, 2006
Black colored, medium beige head. Vinous tones, coffee and sweetness in aroma. Medium to full bodied. Vinous tones, chocolate, sweetness, medium alcohol in flavor, aftertaste is complex with licorice, dryness, mild alcohol and toffee.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle on 06/28/2010. Clear dark brown body with a small tan head. Sweet roast and chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate and roast flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Poured a very dark color, with a finger’s worth of very nice tan head. Aroma is heavy on black coffee and black chocolate. The taste is fairly similar to the aroma, though there is a good bit of toffee as well. Body is medium. A good example of the style with quite a bit of character. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Pours a rich milk chocolatey brown with a thick tan head. Mildly sweet chocolate aroma. Body is lightly roasted, sugary and dry with a good chocolate presence. A very nice foreign stout. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Bottle at Yeoman’s Road Pub in Tampa. Dry coffee overtones with very muted choclate sweetness. minimal bitterness. Quaffs well. Could drink many of them. I’d love to get a hold of some on tap and see if it improves. Could be great on tap. flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Nice dark brown color with a medium light brown head. Very rich bourbon, vanilla, caramel, nut, coffee and wood aroma. The flavor was more mild, with a little coffee and smoked wood. Semi-thin feel, with a slightly dry finish.