Touche (57) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Pours black and opaque with a 1/4 inch light brown thick head. Smells of currants, roasted malt, and chocolate. tastes of thiick chocolate, caramel, coffee, and raisins. Aftertaste has a strong bite which is not displeasing in any way! Great beer from a great brewer! Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2007
355 ml bottle. Pitch black with some copper hues. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Smooth texture. Quite sweet, but the dark malts balance the other malts quite well. Soft aftertaste with rounded powdery dark flavours. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Pours deep brown with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of fruit and roasted chocolate malts. Thge flavor is sweet, fruity, chocolate, roast, sweet. Good body, good brew. JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2007
I thought this was an excellent version of a stout. It pours midnight black and gives subtle hints of the chocolate on the nose. The mouthfeel shows some nice density and smoothness and thre are some coffee notes there as well. Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle, poured dark brown, thin creamy head. Chocolate, ripe berries, coffee on the aroma. Flavor is thick, creamy, chocolate/coffee. Smooth maltiness rounds it all out. Delicious stout, impressive.
jgb9348 (6586) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2007
Deep dark brown coloured body, about 90% opaque with a small tan head. Aroma of metal, cherries, prunes, apples, roasted malt and a tiny bit of coffee - more fruity than roasty. Medium to Light-bodied; Super sweet flavour of caster sugar, milk (lactic qualities here, definitely), prunes, plums, raisins and some smoke. Aftertaste more reminiscent of a sweet beer - fruit and caramel are the key players in the palate. Overall, definitely a nice one - perhaps one of the better sweet stouts i’ve ever had. Get this one if you can find it - you won’t be dissapointed. I found my twelve ounce bottle, which I purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 13-April-2007. boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Small brown head, mediocre retention. Black body, somewhat opaque, ruby tinges. Aroma is sweet malts, both roasty and chocolatey, light coffee, oatmeal, mild vanilla. A pleasant enough nose, if not timid in its expression. Flavor is more chocolate and light, sweet roast, very lightly acidic. Lactic acid is noticeable and appropriately dispersed. Finishes bittersweet, thin and brief, mild roast lingering. Palate is creamy, light-medium to medium bodied. This is a very drinkable beer, nicely done; very reserved and placating. No doubt a wonderful addition to a long session. BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2007
golden head (whatever that does) black beer. caramel and cocoa hints. thin and yes astringent. not bad, not real good. decent body and as good as guiness. sloth (2957) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2007
small light brown head, fair retention with a thin band of stringy lace. Black brew with some ruby hues around the edges. Nose is lightly sour, lacto? But with the same metallic notes as the IPA. Body is medium, sorta thin, lightly astringent, lightly creamy. Light roast flavors with notes of bandaid and caramel malts. Finish is dry and luckily not as astringent as the IPA. Some kinda house funk going on or maybe some old product? Received in trade with coldbrewky. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Bottle... poured a deep black with a nice red highlight at the bottom of the glass, nice light brown head that lasted. Bitter, dark chocolate aroma that was very prominent. When you sip there’s initially strong chocolate flavors that are soon followed by coffee and malt. It’s very smooth and has nice soothing finish. I really enjoyed this one a lot, I don’t know if was how I was feeling at the time or not, but this stout was awesome!