DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 11, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Black with a nice brown head, a bit creamy. Aroma of dark chocolate, mocha, some liqueur and a bit of dark fruits. Flavor of lots of chocolate with some berries/cherries, some caramel, a nutty note and a drier and slightly burnt finish. Full-bodied. Great stuff. Tmoney99 (14384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle from Shigadey. Poured a black color with a moderate rocky brown head that mostly lasted and produced sticky legs and good lacing. Good roasted chocolate, coffee, ginger and alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture. Heavy complex roasted bittersweet stout flavor with a smooth bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout brew. djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is chocolate, roast, smoke. Thin mouth, chocolate, light roast, good. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2007
(12oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Medium brown head with brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, grassy/grapefruit, some roast, light alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, roast/chocolate, easrthy/grapefruit, some alcohol burn, green apple. Medium-full body. Drake (13662) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle... a most excellent bonus from Pailhead. Pours absolutely black with a dark brown head and decent lacing. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Taste is very intense! Similar notes as in the aroma with a nice bitterness to balance it out. Creamy mouthfeel. This is a damned good stout.
Christian (13605) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
Black with a lasting tan head. Big aroma of chocolate, dried fruit, licorice and vineous alcohol. Sweet licorice, sugar and chocolate flavour with a roasted finish. Inviting aroma but too much sugary sweetness in the mouth. BeerandBlues2 (13216) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
12-oz bottle received via trade with tjthresh. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, coffee), average hops (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, prune, smoke, tar, and licorice. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness and bitterness, light acidity. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2008
(Bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, caramel, maple syrup, and figs. Flavor of sweet chocolate, dark fruit, some brandy, light anise, and roasted malt with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and dry finish. Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Bottle at Bodega in La Crosse. Pours brownish-black with a medium foamy khaki head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing. Roasted coffee aroma with hops behind it. Medium body with a roasty coffee character and flavors of grainy malt and hops. The finish is black coffee with a lingering roasty flavor left over. Above average overall. kermis (12870) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to iphonephan. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roast, licorice, soy, tobacco, dark chocolate, light vegetal. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.