JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2005
Black with hues of red. Nice creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, coffee and caramel. Taste is great and complex; coffee flavoured, with roasted malts, good hops with a chocolately bitter finish. Fantastic creamy mouthfeel. Truly world class (whatever that means). kane (111) - USA - FEB 6, 2005
Very opaque for a regular stout. large creamy tan head. Strong roasted chocolate malt aroma. Smooth and creamy with the 8% not noticable at all. Nice. shadey (2125) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 Black opaque color with a beautiful thick creamy head. Some slight lacing on the glass. Dry roast aroma that is very enticing. Smooth rich palate that makes it exceptionally easy drinking. Simply brilliant.Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2005
2004 Bottle. Best Before Date of Feb 2005. A little over 3 years old. Aroma is still rich and roasty... maybe a touch faded. Flavor still has plenty of chocolate and roast. This has aged well - perhaps a little faded but this is more than expected after 3 years in the cellar. Iím pleasantly surprised.
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Black pour with sediment left in the bottle. Taste had a slight metallic thing going on along with a thin bodied roast taste. All the other flavors are also on the light side. I wouldnít drink this again if I didnít have to. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 From A Bottle.Almost black in colour,nice head,chocolate,coffee aroma,big dark fruit flavour,thick and rich.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 Dark brown with a nice, lasting tan head. Aromas are a little slight, mocha and some fruitiness. Good mocha flavors, some dark dried fruit (dates, raisins, prunes). Alcohol flavor gets in the way. RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Rich, complex flavors: chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, mocha, caramel... Ans a superbly creamy texture. Everyone Iíve ever served this to becomes a convert. winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2005
Bottled: Poured a translucent black with mahogany highlights. Smallish head with some lacing. Subdued chocolate aroma. Flavour was a mellow blending of coffee, toast and chocolate resting on a backbone of alcohol. Thin body, smooth dirty toasted malt finish. Not exceptional but nice and balanced. steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 13, 2005
this is a really good stout! sweet, cremey, a bit light but thatís good because it makes this a very quaffable beer, high alcohol and i canít tell until iíve drank most of it. most notable flavors are chocolate, coffee, and a good cigar. heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Nearly black, with a huge head. Sweet rather sorghum-like aroma. Touches of smoke and tar as well. Coffee and loads of sweet malt flavor. Quite light bodied. Fairly sweet, sucrose-like. Very flavorful, though, and I like this. Thanks Eric!