geofbaum (21) - Delaware, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Pours dark brown to a black appearance. Some are saying they see a red but I can only see that near the top looking through the opposite edge from me. Aroma of semi-sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, and cherry. Tastes of coffee and a lingering feeling of dark bakers chocolate. A bit creamy, but pretty light feeling for a stout (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). Pretty flat on the carbonation side (i.e. zero to little head ) and the tastes lasts a decent amount after a drink. Overall nothing is to overwhelming which I think is good, except for maybe the aroma which I personally like in this kind of beer. A good compliment to a non-chocolate/coffee dessert unless you want to over indulge yourself. cwondo (24) - Rochester, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Bottle. Nice black appearance, dark red around edges of the glass where light is getting through, but hardly any head or lacing. I smelled milk chocolate, cappuccino, and dried cherries. Flavor was nice with a tangy, sweet, malty fruitiness that was shoved aside by the aftertaste of dark cocoa. Also, I got the lingering taste of a strawberry banana smoothie. Expected the stout to be thicker on the palate. SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle from phaleslu- Thanks PETER! Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Notes of chocolate, coffee, locorice, cocoa. Chewy and slightly grainy mouthfeel. Tasty beer. The best I’ve had from Magic Hat! mmmbeer (1418) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured solid black color when held to a light source, low carbonation, razor thin white ring around the glass for a head. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, yeast, and chocolate. HIts the mouth with a high-medium body, roasted malt easy to spot, holds up well in the middle, finish has a lght lingering. I like it, not bad. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Black pour with a beige head. Aroma is smoky, ash and nicotine. Flavor was smoke, ash, smells like a bar.
MrBunn (2807) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin and short-lived head. Aromas are fake chocolate and something syrupy that I can’t quite figure out. Flavor is similar and a little odd. Sure, there is a chocolaty stoutiness to it, but there is an artificial quality to this beer that defies my best attempts at description. It’s not bad... But not great. JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2009
12oz bottle. Black pour with a big tan head. Sugary banana nose with sweet malt and chocolate. Banana and sweet malt flavor with a roasty chocolate finish. rocbyter (2119) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Robust sweet malt aroma. Black color with no head at all. Mildly sweet in the beginning with a moderate bitter finish. Flat. Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle. Deep dark brown with a small tan head. Sweet roasted chocolate malt, espresso, and vanilla aromas. Initially sweet, milk chocolate, with a bitter espresso and bitter chocolate finish. Perhaps a touch thin for a stout....but, this is good. Courtesy of Miles and Melissa, congrats guys! j12601 (11010) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2009
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a deep dark black with a medium tan head that deflates relatively quickly. Roast, chocolate, smoke on the nose. Medium to thick bodied, very roasty with some caramel notes and some slight sweet notes, possibly pear? A bit odd. Finishes up with some really off flavors that taste a little like burnt corn chips, and char.