peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Dark rich expresso/coffee with a tight bitterness leading to a creamy desert torte finish on the smell. Taste follows the aroma - tight bitter coffee, some chocolate, vanilla (?), and a whisper of alcohol on an otherwise exceptionally precise and clean finish. Very well done. capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - OCT 2, 2010
Pours a thick, heavy opaque black; minimal, tight dark tan head. Aroma dominated by fresh black coffee and heavy roasted grains. Coffee aroma is very strong and pronounced robertjm (892) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
"THIS BEER TASTES LIKE...!" (Sorry, had to get that out of the way :-) ). Thick dark brown head. Equally thick and very dark black body. Aroma reminds me of fish sticks that have cooked in the oven on a long side and have a bit of oil on the pan. Obscure, I know, but the first thing that came to mind. Flavor is absolutely out of this world! Lots of smoky flavors with strong coffee and bitter chocolate. Perhaps a bit of toasted coconut in there too. Coffee bitterness lingers and becomes more pronounced on in the aftertaste and on the palate. This has to be one of the most unique beers I’ve ever had. If you can get passed the ingredient it’s best known for you may very well enjoy this one!! obguthr (6301) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2010
From dkachur @ 12th Richmond Gathering: Coffee and dirt. Black pour with a thin tan head. Licorice, coffee, and currant flavor. Coffee finish. Delicious, despite the origin of the ingredients. gyllenbock (9100) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2010
Black with a nice light brown head.
Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, wood, nice bitterness, full body. Thick mouth feel. Long aftertaste, a very nice beer.
jcr (2692) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle. Opaque black body below a frothy brown head. Aroma of strong coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts and molasses. Notes of earthiness, herbs, licorice, vanilla and alcohol. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. The finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Medium to full body, creamy texture and average carbonation. Strong alcohol throughout the flavor, especially in the finish, takes this stout down a notch. The flavor is more complex than the aroma. More in your face than nuanced. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2010
From a bottle poured a black color with a small amount of chocolate brown head. Strong toasted malty flavor with a lingering coffee finish. picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
22oz bottle thanks to dkachur. Black. Alcohol roasty
Light sherry. Taste is chocolate and roasty. Sweet. Slightly astringent after taste. Palate very little carbonation. Oily. Overall delicios.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Other Very roasty with chocolate an dark malt notes. Hints of grainy astringency. Black with small tan head. Flavor is close to aroma. Full body with very full creamy mouth feel. Moderate warming with some grainy astringency. Dark fruits underneath. Finish is sweet warming and moderately bitter and astringent. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of dkachur at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Very dark black body with a medium creamy head. Sweet roast, caramel, and chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate flavor with some caramel and roast. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.