AshtonMcCobb (6496) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2013
355ml can thanks to unstablefable. Pours opaque black with a nice big crema head. The nose has something savoury and smoky but both of these are mellow, Maybe even aged game, hung meat, pastrami or something. The taste is big coffee and dark chocolate and there’s a long creamy mid palate to the end - nuts too. Overall, interesting beer. chuckstout (332) - Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Belgian phenolic, smoke, bread, faint clove, yeast aromas, flavors of Smoke spice, vanilla, frothy head, dark as night, slick, oily, lighter mouthful probably from belgian yeast, pour lacing, soft carbonation bordering on flat. Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Can. Pours a dark brown with quickly diminishing brown head, minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, slight smoke, mild chili and heat, hint of tobacco. Flavor is mild chili up front with a chocolate, fruity, mildly roasted finish. Quite sweet as usual. Moderate carbonation, medium body, and a smooth texture. The chilies and chocolate are an interesting combination, but it is too sweet to drink much of. kevnic2008 (11965) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2013
Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is medium sweet. Ernest (7658) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is black.
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate / cocoa powder, caramel, roasted grain/coffee), with notes of vanilla, smoke/char/ash, celery.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
A bit clumsy and cluttered, but ok. The spicing is fairly mild; this is a stout/porter first and foremost, thankfully...was worried this was going to be overly vegetal or cinnamon-like.
J_man (996) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Coffee, chocolate and charred wood on the nose. Black as night with a brown head. Smooth, lightly creamy body but not thick at all. Lots more dark chocolate and dark coffee with some nice honey and molasses sweetness. Definitely bitter, but probably more from the roasted malt. Good strong alcohol balance to all of this. The flavors stick to the tongue and last a good long time. hershiser2 (2982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
$3.20 Bottle. Wine Warehouse. Charlottesville. Pours black with an inch of dark brown head. Smells of chocolates and an indiscernible spice. Tastes of chocolate, pepper, and more chocolate - both milk and dark. Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
This beer pours a dark brownish-black color with a hint of ruby around the edges. Thick and foamy beige head that diminishes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, malt and spices. Medium body with flavors of chocolate malt, sweet fruit, cinnamon and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet chocolate up front with a peppery spice aftertaste. Decent overall. DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Interesting blend of chocolate and chipotle. Wonderful aroma; better than the flavor. Crazy foamy at first. From a can into a pint/stout glass. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
(12oz can) near black pour, dark tan fine bubbles around the edge. Nose of cinnamon, vanilla, medium rich chocolate, biscotti cookies, cream, very mild chili and cinnamon if you search for them. Fairly complex nose. Taste is a bit ashy, maybe from the chipotle peppers, light cinnamon, vanilla bean, chocolate malt, fairly spicy but well balanced. I think the palate and body itself are a bit thin, other than that, a pretty good stout.