muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2005
330 ml bottle, from Cellars in Minnetonka, MN (Dec 2005). No date but looks to be fairly fresh. Very dense, dark, small lasting spot of head atop a viscous motor oil body....huge roastiness, prunes, lots of dark bitter chocolaty goodness erupt in the strong nose, which does soften a bit as it warms, not losing character but exchanging the harshness for soft sherry/port qualities and a notch sweeter cocoa....wonderfully smooth, velvety body enhance by slightly oily liquor feel, light carbonation....massive roast is the strongest characteristic on the delighted tongue, bitter pure chocolate and a hint of bourbon-vanilla, slight touches of bitter herbs and the barest milkiness...as good as I had hoped for, and this one I’ve been wanting to try for years. The finishing bitterness just doesn’t let go. ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark with a nice thick head. If someone asked me what kind of stout this was I would have said smoked. The flavors are dominated by charcoal and charred wood. It did not seem very complex but was definatly tasty and unexpected. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2005
From a 625 ml bottle purchased for $2.99 at "Keller’s IGA" in Cin., Ohio - This one poured a midnight black with a tall, fine-bubbled, thick tan head of foam and coffee-molassess-alcohol aroma. Tastewise, it’s a wonderful stout, with a
spicey, bitter coffee-cum-cocoa richness and a full, lasting palate. It’s just plain GOOD! DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2005
To me this is what a stout should go along the lines of, now i know i havnt tried a vast amount of them due to where i live. Aroma is a nice balance of coffee bitterness with some fruit and nut milk chocolateness. Taste is also great with the alcohol making a good show of warmingness, not in taste thankfully. Excellent beer that i would love to try again. kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2005
bottle pours pitch black with little head. aroma of coffe, subtle chocolate and molasses. taste is malt coffee and a light aftertaste of chocolate. really good especially for the price.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 17, 2005
(625 ml bottle) Pours a very dark brown crowned with a very solid tan head. Aroma of burnt brown sugar, coffee, molasses, chocolate. Lacing is beautiful. Mouthfeel is rich, thick, smooth and wonderful. Taste is dark rich coffee, roasted maltiness and semi-sweet, semi-bitter chocolate. This is just an outstanding stout to look at and drink. (Thanks to checkout clerk at Downeast Beverage for pointing it out). RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
This beer only offers a very mild roasted nut aroma. It pours as thick as molasses and has the color of night in a dense forest. The head is huge and brown in color. This beer offers a mild smooth chocolate taste that fades a tad bitter. It is a shame that a beer can have such magnificent color and only produce a mild aroma and taste. ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2005
bottle, pours black/brown with big light brown head. aroma sweet but slightly sour, in a good way. some plum flavors with some roasted flavors a hint of bitter chocolate and some toffee. very nice body, full and creamy. nice amount of carbination and it goes down nice and smooth, just like a good stout should. i wasn’t shure about this beer the first few sips but by the end of the bottle i wished i had more. a geat value to, i got a big bottle of this at RSVP in portland maine for 2 dollars and change illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2005 Bottle. Pours black with a nice chocolate brown head. Aroma of unsweetened bakers chocolate with a hint of dark roasted malt. Mouth nicely balanced between chocolate and hops. Creamy texture. Medium to full bodied. Pleasant finish, slightly sweet and syrupy. I bought this in a mix a six. This one really surprised me. A very good stout. I may have to pick up some more Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Deep black stout with a thick creamy moka head, Bitter unsweetened chocolate aroma with herbal notes. In mouth, sweetish chocolate with nice bittering hops, lingering and restrained. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Bought at LCBO.