ganache (6029) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Sweet stout smell, strong velvety chocolate and underlying fruit, delicious! Dark ruby brown pour is close enough to black for reggae and supports a sudsy light brown head. Taste has chocolate, yes, but the key player is dominating roast, aptly supported by dry ash. Which lasts. Lightish medium body. Stings a bit, and a drop too much acidity, but the flavor hammers without losing any grace on the swing. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2011
Been a while since I had a Foreign Stout, this one toed the line stylewise between the alcohol content and fruitiness of a typical foreign stout and the dryness and coffee thinness of a dry stout. But I enjoyed it. Poured black. Aroma was mostly coffee. Flavor was coffee, a bit of chocolate, and a light fruit character. Light bodied, hid the 7.6 very well. Not spectacular, but quite solid and enjoyable. drpimento (3726) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Mmm, not bad. Not quite a sweet stout and drinkable. I let it warm a tad before pouring and then it had a nice, thick, creamy, foamy, frothy, tan head that mostly faded fast and a little lace. Color is opaque dark brown except in the bottom of the glass where it’s narrow and there I can see it’s a clear garnet. Aroma isn’t too complex, just basically what I’d expect to find: roasty, malt, toffee, cocoa, caramel. Flavror’s more or less the same with a little sweetness balance by the roasty burnt and carbonic acids. Body is good, ditto carbonation. Finish is balanced too with a little booze and of medium length. A slow session so I don’t get wasted. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Black body/ tan head. Big black licorice, tobacco, dark chocolate aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Nice lightly sweet black licorice flavors with dark chocolate, mild smoke dark roast malt--good hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours black with a low head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, liquorice and chocolate. Taste is dark roasty malts, light fruity and very nice drinkability.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Completely black underneath a giant, frothy, khaki head. Smells pretty good, too, with lots of toffee and some bit alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is surprising light and slick, but there are a lot of flavors here to like. Toffee, rum, brown sugar, big alcohol bite, and at 7.6% ABV, that’s not surprising. The hops are kind of funky, and not necessarily in a good way.
I didn’t have big expectations, but this is unique and pretty tasty. Worth giving a toss Patrickctenchi (6690) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Pours nearly black, with a short, quick dark tan head.
Scent is coffee, chocolate, a hint of wine and alcohol.
Taste is almost candied sweet..toffee-sugary roast, a little darkly fruited.
Very enjoyable beer.....nice busy flavour.
wlajwl (7006) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Aroma is roasted/complex malts and a mix of chocolate and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is roasted malts, coffee, notes of chocolate and sweetness and a bitter/slightly rough around the edges finish. OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
A - Black body with a tan tight bubbled frothy head that stays awhile.
S - Chocolate, hazel nut coffee, sour dark fruit, sweet dark malts,
T - Dark fruit, tangy and slightly acidic raspberries, dark chocolate, notes of powdered dairy, has a muted smoked citrus tang, iron/minerals, hazel-nut flavored coffee, hops provide a bitter bite on the finish.
M - Moderate carbonation, medium bodied.
A descent export here. Nothing simple about this beer. Hops come through nice without taking away the other flavors. Exports are a fun style with odd characteristics. This would be really good in the winter. Although it’s even good in 99 degree weather.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2011 thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle shared by JK, thanks John! Dark brown pour. Sweet aroma, like butterscotch. Taste follows, pretty tasty.