hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2008
Bottled. Black opaque colour, big brown foamy head, lacing. Roasted malt and coffee along with hints of raisins in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee and a bit soapish hints in flavour. Sticky palate and sweetish aftertaste. Nice overall for a stout. durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2008
Can’t really make up my mind about this one. I feel almost as if I alternate every other sip being turned off and turned on by it... which suggests a nice complexity. This could be one that I need to drink 3-4 times to get. I’m enjoying this one, and admittedly I was a bit turned off by it the first time I had it. Dark pour with large bubbly mocha head. Strong roast smell: burnt coffee and bitter chocolate. Also strong grain and creamy presence on the nose. Taste reveals a milk chocolate-y sweetness and a somewhat sour milk/metallic note that’s not entirely unpleasant. A little dark fruit. More roasty bitterness and some hops as well. A little too sweet for me. Points for complexity, and I agree with a review below that says it’s surprisingly refreshing for a strong stout. jrob21 (3874) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Confirmed, the head is huge, brown, and adds creamy texture to the start of this beer. It fades after a bit. Aromas are sweet and fruity. Flavor is of red fruit like cherry, strawberry, and of slight roasted malt. Finish is sweet and malty. Decent well rounded stout. Bottle from The Glenwood. buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 5, 2008
Pours a smooth velvet black. Chocolate raisiny rummy smell. Medium bodied, balanced beer with more of a sweet slant than a roasted one. In other words...more toffee than coffee. Nice. BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Aroma is of mocha, carmel, and some molasses. Very dark brown with a thinning brown head. Nice flavor- chocolatey with a hint of hops and coffee. Smooth to the palate. Overall a nice stout! I can see why it is 97%!
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Dark brown almost black, mild almost simple, smooth, malty, chocolate, with a little dark fruits. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 Re-rate 8/8/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Ido’s place. Thanks zvikar. Black with a brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, licorice and chocolate. Sweet roasty flavor with dark fruits, some chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2008
(6/21/08) Bottle at my hostel in Leipzig. Black color with a big brown creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and notes of cocoa. Sweet flavor of roasted chocolate, malt and some caramel. Medium-bodied. A very nice stout. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7
Bottle poured to glass. Pours black with a rich 3 fingered tan head. Smells of burnt malt grains and mild coffee notes. Tastes strongly like burnt molasses and expresso mixed together. Creamy in the mouth feel even though it appears watery. Slight lacing on the glass. Would have given a 5 for appearance had the lacing been a little better. dlovell2 (2379) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Black with tan head. Coffee aroma. Roasted malt taste, coffee and cocoa flavors. Kind of bubbly for stout I like my stouts to be a little creamer but still a nice beer. Pinball (12598) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
aroma licorice, medium strength, nice,
black with brown head,
think flavor of english licorice, very faint banana, other flavors too, nice brew. overall it’s not extreme, but very well done.