mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Dry. Mostly malty, but with little sweetness. Dominantly roasty coffee/chocolate flavors. Maybe a bit of herbal hops. Moderate carbonation with a light, wet palate. Some of that porter flavor that I ususally call peanut butter, but itsn’t quite that. Bitterness makes an appearance in the back with the roasted coffee/chocolate. Lighter bodied than it should be, but other than that a nice, tasty beer. Not sure why it’s not called a dry stout, though.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2006
The bottle poured a thick, virtually black beverage with a small fizzy tan head. The head was mostly diminishing and left no lacing on the glass. The aroma was mostly malty, dominated by molasses with notes of chocolate, coffee and dried plum. This one has a very full body with light carbonation and a thick, creamy texture. The flavor started off moderately sweet with a slight earthy nose. The medium-long finish was lightly sweet with a light alcoholic warmth. Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2005
Deep dark stout with a nice dark moka head, which dissipates, no lacings. Nice vanilla chocolate aroma, and light coffee notes. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt with some metallic hops, and smoked peat notes, but not a lot of hops left as beer is 1.5 yr old. The body is thinner than expected, but nice residual burned coffee linger on. Bought at World Market, San Francisco, Summer 2004. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2005 Black color, tan head, coffee/smokey aroma, bitter chocolate-smokey flavors, nice full and dry mouthfeel, has a nice hop bite in the finish, a nice tasty easy drinking stout.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Nice dark brown color,small tan head that faded quickly leaving nothing behind.The aroma was roasty with a bit of a coffee note and maybe some hints of chocolate.The flavor wasn’t bad at all.Nice roasty flavor with a decent chocoalte side and a mild coffee side coming on towrds the middle.It doesn’t rank up there with the top of the line brews in the style but it’s definately quaffable for sure.
Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Bottle poured an almost opaque brownish black with a quickly dissapating brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Palate was a bit thin and dry. Flavors of dark chocolate, some roastiness, and coffee with a mildly bitter, slightly dry finish. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Bottle. Opens with no suggestion of carbonation and pours a deep black color. Decent brown head forms and fades to a ring at a moderate pace leaving moderate lacing behind. Rich chocolate aroma with a touch of roasted grain and coffee. Medium to full bodied, carbonation is there at a low level which enhances a fuller mouthfeel. Chocolate and coffee flavors blend quite nicely, decent bitterness from heavily roasted grains and some hop. Quite well done. SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Roasty and toasty aroma with a presence of coffee bean like scents and a chocolate and malt background. Appearance is strong opaque black topped by a brown tan head. Flavor is also strong and shows the same charactetistics as the aroma except the roast malt isnt as blunt and the flavor shows more sign of coffee than chocolate. Amazing little stout based on its low alcohol percent and popularity. grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Wow...this beer has been right under my nose for over a year now and I never tried it...what a loss! Deep tar and rubber tires. Mocha khaki head. Thick as cough medicine. Nose isdistinctively like a really fruity pinot noir. Winey and roasted. Slight oaty sweetness. Vanilla in the background. Red wine up front, oaky vanilla behind it. Flavors fall just short of the nose. More roasted than subtle. Pinot noir on the tongue as well at first. This gives way to a slight bourbon...very slight. Roasty in the finish. Scathes and bathes the tongue with flavor. Hidden sweetness in the background. Thick as tar on the tongue...good beer. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Much better than I remember this one being. I remembered this as being a weak imitator of the SN Stout. What I found was a lush black beer, deep tan head, elegant aroma of chocolate and slightly burnt coffee. Flavor was of chocolate liquor and espresso, full bodied and sophisticated. Very nice stout.