Oakes (17684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
Pours dark brown, ends up black in the glass. Light brown thick head. Rich chocolate nose with stinging roast more akin to a rich foreign stout like Angkor or Malaysian FES than to a sweet stout. Stingy rich roast character, yet it is fairly low in hop bitterness. Finishes with a dark chocolate character and a hint of almonds. DocLock (10689) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Pours onyx with 1-finger brown head. Aroma of dark roasty malt, chocoff, molasses. Tastes roasty dark malty, with chocoff, slight cherry, and slight rauchy brown sugary notes. Nice complexity. DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2008
Pours a black-brown with a robust brown head, leaving behind some early lace. Bitter chocolate, dark roast, hint of prune in the nose. Lively carbonation early, seems to play itself out to become a more creamy mouthfeel later. Chocolate liqeur, coffee roast, hint of greenstick hoppiness. Quite rich, and very tasty. Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
Thank you Tom/After4ever for this one! It’s black/brown with a nice, huge head. The aroma isn’t very strong, but it has a slightly sour roasted malt note. The flavour has notes of roasted, slightly burned malt, a bit of licorice and a nice bitterness. I would like some more body between the burnt and the bitter - not that it’s bad, it’s just not extra ordinary IMO. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2008
12-oz. Pours jet black; even the bottle stream is inky black. Thick, creamy, surging dark tan head. Piles of rocky peaks and sticky lace rings--no shortage of head rentention, either. Very luxurious. Nose is chocolate, a bit too sweet, maybe. Dust and CO2 there as well. Nice medium body, a bit overcarbonated. Sweet chocolate and a bit of roast on the mid-palate. Long sweetish finish. A little too rich and sugary pretty much anywhere you can be too rich and sugary. And coming from me, that’s going some.
BuckeyeBoy (7680) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2006
12 oz Bottle pours out a black topped with a tan head. A Great aroma of Malt and sweetness. The tast is very smooth and sweet. very nice. Sledutah (7534) - Utah, USA - AUG 21, 2010
On tap at Pandora’s in Twin Falls, ID vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Appearance: Black with a nice tan head and good amount of lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel. Roasted malts, chocolate and ashy
Very nice stout.
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2009 Tap. I enjoyed this beer a lot. Flavors of coffee, oatmeal, and chocolate. This beer was incorrectly advertised at the bar. I looked at it as a stout not a sweet stout. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of an extra from riversideAK. Pours a very dark near opaque blackish brown, a big dark brown head that cakes, stays moderate sized, laces ok. Aromas are some sweet lactose, a touch of sweeter chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of coffee provide some roasty bitterness. Very dark chocolate in my book, with a sweeter edge like you find in mass produced dark chocolate candy (Not the 80% Cacao quality stuff) Initial is light bodied with an almost watery body for the style, roasty malts mix with chocolate and coffee, but smaller, decent intensity. There is almost a twang to the beer, underbodied and lacking the creamy body or sweetness I was really thinking I’d get. Ok, but not a sweet stout I’d revisit. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Bottle shared by boboski: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a thin, spotty-lacing tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark caramel and chocolate malts. Body starts with some dark caramel and a touch of raisins and light tartness toward a thinner, bittersweet dark chocolate finish. A decent stout, but could use a little more sweetness.