FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Small dark tan head. Muted roast malt aroma with residual sweetness. Chocolate flavors with a slight coffee astringency. Residual lactose sweetness in the finish. Mouthfeel is full and rich. Zeswaft (1780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Honestly, I could tell no difference between this beer and Bells porter. I’m convinced that stouts and porters are the same. Has a mild roasted coffee aroma and some smokey chocolate flavor. Average jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Dark beer in my snifter with some amber highlights around the edges. There was a short lived brown head that subsided to a lasting bead around the edge of the glass. Dark sugar and roasted grain nose. Rich roast coffee and chocolate notes with dark pitted fruit flavors. Very nice stout. Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JUN 25, 2005
I can’t beleive this is is the first time I’ve had this. I see it all the time, but I never thought to pick one up. Cocoa, chocolate, coffee aroma. Creamy chocolate, plum and cherry flavors up front with the cocoa and coffee bitterness on the back of the tongue. Very smooth, roasted finish. A great tasting, low alcohol stout that doesn’t make me want something bigger. Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Nice aroma of coffee and cocoa arise from beneath a foamy chocolatey head. A dark and deep pool in the glass. Taste was primarily of roasted malts, coffee and hint of chocolate. Sweet and smooth overall a little watery than I expected but overall very good. I enjoyed drinking this.
Dorwart (2609) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Huge very dense medium brown head from a vigorous pour. Settles slowly and very nicely. Nice and frothy on top. Light carbonation. A beauty to behold. Rich raosted aroma with plenty of roasted grains, milk chocolate and a touch of lactose and coffee. Color is black and as dense as used motor oil. Smooth rich flavor that is not overpowered by burnt flavor. Nice and roasty with more chocolate, some nuts and some bitterness. Balanced very, very well. Finish has a little dryness and more bitterness but is creamy and smooth going down. A very good stout. StewardofGondor (2088) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Nice thick pour. Midnight brown in color with a fizzy, dark khaki, thin head. Aroma is molasses, black currant, port, pecans and mud. Flavor is cafe mocha, pecan shells, Hershey’s syrup and Starbucks ice cream. Tingly and dense on the palate, leaving a potent syrupy glaze. High in carbonation, otherwise nice, full and bitter. Finishes like an almond Hershey kiss. Decent, but a little disappointing. thegreenrooster (4558) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Pour is a complete black with a small tan head. Aroma is smoky burnt malt. Flavor is a bit thin but you do get a nice does of coffee and cocoholte to make this brew worth trying. An above par stout. fnah93 (1) - USA - MAY 31, 2005 does not count
I’ve never tasted anything quite like this. As near perfect as anyting I’ve tasted. Strong coffee malts, creamy-smooth perfection. richlikebeer (839) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2005
loads of coffee in the nose, slight hints of molasses and chocolate. body is opaque blackness, but had very little head, and what there was disappeared quickly. sweet chocolate flavor backed up by a burnt coffee tail and just a tad of hop bitterness at the very end. mouthfeel is thick and velvety, luscious would be a good word, and the chocolate sweetness lingers in your mouth. after having strayed towards the pale side of the spectrum for a few weeks, this beer happily reminded my of why i love sweet stouts and will never change, an excellent beer.