beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle pours black with a thin creamy brown top. Lacing. Scent is burnt malts, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is burnt malts, bitter chocolate with a nice coffee finish. wchesser (2110) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle with about a year of age on it. Nose of dark roast espresso with dried prunes and some soy. Very dark with fast fading head. Slightly viscous and oily. Taste follows nose. A big chewy palate. A step above your basic stout in complexity. Great with some slow braised carnitas. oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from Beercraft. Color is black with off white head. Taste is roasted malts and lots of earthy flavors. Hints of dirt. DuffMan (10549) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle, with different label art than pictured here. Near black in colour, with a thick brown head. Lots of lovely roast character here, espresso and bitter chocolate, but with an acidity that hints at dark cherries in the finish that balances it out perfectly. Very tasty. hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, cappuccino head. Decent retention. The nose wafts milk chocolate and vanilla with a light pistachio component. Full-bodied and fatty with modest carbonation. The flavor features bittersweet dark chocolate and charcoal. Bitter, burnt, espresso finish.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Thanks to Andre 5k for the bomber! Poured deep brown with a well-proportioned, dense dark tan head. The aroma picked up near-burnt dark chocolate, licorice, and toasted bread-like notes with light herbal and vanilla accents.. seemed like there was going to be a little more tart/sourness than I wanted. The flavor found burnt licorice and other blended black malts, with vanilla and sour, burnt, malt-inspired notes around.. tangy and a tad medicinal on the grainy finish. Medium-bodied and very dry on the palate.. more sourness than I wanted.. overall a solid brew, but there was stuff I didn’t like. reebtogi (6326) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
650ml bomber pours black in color with a 2 finger light beige head that settles down to leave some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate with light roasted malts and hints of dark fruit and coffee. Taste is oddly of dark fruit and chocolate malty sweetness with a light roasted malt and coffee bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The fruity presence I got from this stout made it one of the most interesting stouts that I have ever sampled. IslandHaole (1285) - Misawa, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2012
From the Alaska trip- Tar black w/ light brown head, slightly burned toast, treacle, caramel, baking cocoa, good bitter end and follow, good stuff! dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle shared with friends. A very dark and dry stout but still has a lot of flavor and character. Lots of burnt chocolate flavor, with very subtle vanilla coffee notes. One of the better dry stouts I’ve tried. robforbes (2255) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
pours a jet black with a medium size brown head, and good lacing.
smell is of cocoa, a bit of coffee, and malts.
taste is tangy, double chocolate, a bit toasty, malts, and hops come out in the back. ends dry and just a little bitter.