Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Thanks to aapp for sending out this bottle. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
The is an American Black Ale.
Pours near black with a long-lasting deep tan head. Strong lacing and a heavy roast and chocolate character in the nose. Good dosing of pine and faint earth. Heavy pine, especially as it warms. Good balance between the pine and roast in the flavor. Medium body with a dry, resinous finish. Fairly bitter, mostly from the hops. Really quite tasty. Travlr (25771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Last bottle at Churchkey, shared with Evan and Christopher. Nearly black, medium brown head with reasonable retention. Great balance between the roasty chocolate characteristics and the aroma and bittering hops. Nice example of the style! jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
big black body, huge tan head, nice lacing, frothy, incredibly sustained... fresh hops, some citrus, lots of coffee, chocolate, roasty.... lively, roasty, super roasty, dry finish, light citrus flavors, some pine, some grass, lots of coffee, some light bitter chocolate notes... medium to medium full bodied... really good, really hoppy stout, im generally put off a bit by the idea of a hoppy coffee stout, but they nailed this one... dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle shared with friends for a Mikkeller tasting. Dark black pour with good looking carbonation. Aroma had a good amount of hop presence along with coffee grind and slight chocolate. Flavor was pretty bitter with a slight sweetness on the back end. A very good showing here. AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a rich black with a very thin tan head. Aroma is strong with coffee and hops. Notes of citrus, dark chocolate, maybe some lactose??, and some vanilla. Complex. Palate is very smooth, considering the level of hops I got in the aroma. Flavor is a little bitter, bringing out some oatmeal. Surprisingly awesome.
bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 15, 2011
En botella,muy buena pinta,de las que pesan!Aromas a cafe torrefacto,pan tostado casi quemado,lúpulo,elegante,con muy buena retención grandes encajes y presencia de lúpulo.me hizo el tiempo de espera mucho mas liviano.Gracias!! cbfobes (2885) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle thanks to Bigmmartin, huge thanks for sending this one my way. Pours black with a thin tan head and some spotty lacing in the glass, aroma has all kinds of things going on, there’s chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and touches of pine, the flavor has a nice roasty backbone with some chocolate and a pine and hop finish, interesting brew. Habanero (4797) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2011
Bottled. Pours black with a large tan, creamy head that leaves an excellent lacing on the glass. Complex aroma of roasted malts, coffee, grapefruit and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, bitter coffee, dark cocolate, dark fruits, pine and grapefruit. Full bodied, oily texture and flat carbonation.Chocking bitter finish but not if you like a hoppy, malt bitter beer. An excellent brew indeed. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours black with a rich, dense, bubbly brown head that lasted through the first third of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, coffee and pine. Its an interesting combination. The flavor is more concentrated on the roasted malt, which is a fairly strong roast and features a bit of char, a lesser amount of coffee, followed by some pine. Dries out considerably at the finish accompanied by some strong bitterness that is both hops and roast. Good stuff! neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
50 cL bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, California, served in a snifter. Pours black with a moderate tan head. The head mostly remains and leaves lots of fine lace. The nose starts with moderate pine and resin, and progresses to coffee, dark chocolate, and earth. The flavour is a blend of dry, roasty malts with coffee and dark chocolate, resin and pine, earth and citrus. The finish is long and hoppy with citrus and pine. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very tasty stout with a huge hop aroma and bitterness. It has much in common with a black IPA, but is perhaps a little more full in body. Very tasty. 2011-08-18