Travlr (26423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Almost black, beautiful dark brown head with decent retention and solid lacing. Aroma of chocolate oatmeal raisin cookies with macadamia nuts inside. Taste is silky coffee grounds and burnt espresso. Very nice. jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate malt, flaked oats, flaked barley and hints of vanilla. Lots of up front roast on the nose. Taste has some burnt barley and malt in the forefront. Medium body. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Gusher. Pours a dark brown color with a huge brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of oats, cherries and roasted malts. The taste is roasted malts, oats, nuts and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied, chewy texture. Seems a little off, which is a shame as it’s otherwise an excellent beer. Lubiere (14247) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
Deep black stout with a thin moka head. Good sweet chocolate aroma, nice chocolate malt, nice and bitter, with roasted toasts and light floral hops. Pleasant light stout. On tap Feb. 10, 2006. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2003
(WCC2003) Viscous black black with small brown head. Aroma is rich cofee, medium sweet, chocolate. Taste is coffee bitter, some sweet, some chocolate. Finish is muted chococoffee. Medium-full body, but watery.
j12601 (13298) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a big thick black with a huge mocha tan head. Cocoa, sweet oats, caramel and toffee. Nice and thick, chocolate and roast. Lots of smooth roast, more of it on the finish. Really good. hopdog (13249) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Sampled from 22oz bottle provided by egajdzis. Poured a dark black with red edges and a very small sized off white head. Aromas of oatmeal, chocolate and roasted malts. For a lack of description, it pretty much had an overall sweet smell to it. Tastes of oatmeal, roast, light coffee and anise. Thinner body. Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2008
Initial reaction was; what happened to the bottle? No bubbles on top of the liquid, it even appeared to be missing some fluid. Dark, almost no carbonation present. The pour-was this a cask beer? The taste-a cask RIS and a magnificent one based on that with understated natural carbonation and tasty coffee-chocolate bittersweetness. A delight of a beer jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2009
on tap-pours a disappearing light brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-cocoa powder, raisin, some earthy hops. Taste is roasty dark malt-anise/cocoa powder, raisin, some earthy hops. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Wow, just wow. The pour is ebony with 1-finger brown head. The beer looks oily and almost shiny like a crow. The aroma is awesome, big roasty malt, big chocoff, some licorice, hazelnut, and anise. Dense palate, very creamy and smooth, with tons of flavors including chocoff, roasty dark malt, hazelnut, and slight anise. This one is outstanding, and well worth a 5.0 score.