kyzr (1593) - Montana, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Pours dark, with a creamy tan head. Big nose of dried fruit, chocolate and hints of coffee. Flavor is all over the place. Each sip brings a new joy to the palate. Dried fruits, chocolate, roated nuts, espresso and just a touch of brown sugar. Nice dry bitterness from the hops. Great creamy mouthfeel. Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is very fruity with notes of chocolate. Slightly alcoholic on the nose. Very nice flavour, respectable stout.
zizzybalubba (1880) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2009
750 mL bottle from South Bay Drugs (2009 bottle, purchased February 2009). Black pour with a thick, bubbly tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, and a hint of smoke. Flavor is of espresso, dark chocolate, raisin, vanilla, and booze. This is excellent stuff. Out-freaking-standing. halfonit (1392) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Pours a pure black color with a thin dark caramel colored head. Aroma is of chocolate, slight coffee, roasty, licorice, and some sweeter dough. Taste is very similar to Founders Breakfast Stout. It has a lot of chocolate with some hints of coffee. It is very dry. This leaves a nice chocolaty aftertaste. An excellent brew! Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with light tan head. Aroma is chocolate alcohol oak notes. Flavor is very chocolatey/dark chocolate, cacao seeds, oak and mild notes of cherry. Palate is creamy with medium carbonation is mild.
planky84 (3365) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours jet black with a beige/brown head which makes a very brief appearance. Aromas of dark chocolate,coffee, dark fruits,licorice. Flavours of raisins, dark chocolate, some smoke, brown sugar. Quite earthy. Very pleasent mouthfeel. Nice, warming alcohol. Let’s you know it’s there. Finishes sweet and hoppy. Very nice. TBone (17987) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2009
Bottled @SBWF 2009hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2009
Pitch black color, no head. Licorice, coffee in the nose. Liquerish palate, warming alcohol. Some chocolate, dark malts and fruits. Vanilla sweetness. Nice sipping beer.
Thanks to savvy1982 for the share! Pours a semi-transparent black. The aroma is sweet, fruity, and roasty. Tastes quite complex. Quite good. stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black beer with a lightbrown head. The aroma is roasted with sweetness and bread. The flavor is sweet with malt and notes of alcohol and coffee. The palate is roasted and dry. Overall a really good beer. ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2009
Black with a small black beige head that quickly settles into a fine ring of lacings.
Not an overly powerful smell, but still with a pleasant character of roasted malts and delightful fruity notes. Quite a lot of coffee. Hints of chocolate and vanilla.
The taste is somewhat sweet with gently roasted malts and coffee to the fore. Fruits are more muted than in the smell. Some tannins. Notes of chocolate. The finish is somewhat bitter with a faint salty note of licorice, and a hint of wood. The alcohol provides a nice warming sensation, but not much to the flavors. All in all, quite tasty and balanced nut not overly powerful or complex.
Full bodied with a velvety texture. Mild carbonation seems to fit the laid back character of the beer well.
I think I was expecting more from this. Still a good beer, though. It’s well composed, but it could use a bigger spectrum or aromas and flavors.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)