AcctError2896 (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2004
I really enjoyed this beer. The aroma was roasty with hints of chocolate as the ink black liquid lay in the chalice. The flavor was filled with hints of coffee and malt with just a bit of hops coming through. A wonderful beer and worth trying. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2003
#31 and my last Stout of November: Nearly opaque with a nice creamy tan head that produced very good lace. Give a swirl in a snifter and the head magically reappears, cool. Nice aroma of roasted malt, molasses, mocha, coffee, ripe fruits and a touch of pine. Malty sweet chocolate and molasses taste upfront with a undertone of bitter hops and coffee twang. Touch of fruity acidity towards the finish as well. This medium-bodied stout has a smooth and creamy texture on the finish yet it's crisp and lively upon the tongue. As this beer warms, so many tones shine through. While still a touch young, it is already a fine stout. Recommended. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Black color, some carbonation with tan head and a little lacing. The aroma is roasted and....roasted, good balance though with a touch of hops that resembles a fruit. The flavor is very tasty, mild for an imperial stout with lots of coffee & roast. Mouthfeel has some bitter chocolate with lots of coffee. Mellow aftertastes with a heavy body. This was good, a little less alcohol than I was expecting but all the other flavors were dead on for me. 1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Appearance is a thick, fully lasting creamy brown head atop a really dark brown body. Excellent lacing. The aroma is sweet. Milk + bittersweet chocolate. Grass hoppiness. I don’t get a whole lot of coffee. The flavor is dark + milk chocolate. Lots of roastyness to this one. Not a bunch of coffee, just dark roasted malts. Light grass hoppiness. Don’t notice that too much. The palate has a huge carbonation and is slightly sticky with a dryness to it too. The beer has a medium full mouthfeel. badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Poured out black, but brown around the edges. Head was a very light tan color, that had good retention and left decent lacing. Smell was malty, mostly sweet with very little roastiness. When agitated I get cocoa and a hint of dark fruit. Taste is sweet and almost creamlike, light cocoa that blends quite well, maybe even some molasses, and some roastiness, but not until the finish. Low carbonation with medium body and a somewhat dry, finish. Very drinkable for a high gravity stout, definitely one of the better ones I’ve had recently.
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2004 Pure black body under a very thick brown head that survives for a surprisingly short time. Aroma consists of a gentle coffee-roastiness with a piney quality. Flavor and mouthfeel is where this beer really shines, however. In the initial flavor I've got brown sugar and some dark fruitiness, with a pleasant bitter aftertaste, just enough to encourage another sip. Feels nice and silky while sipping, too. This certainly isn't as eXtreme as other imperial stouts on the market, but it certainly isn't any less enjoyable. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Pours black, opaque. Creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma of hops, floral that is. Grape alcohol, and roasted malts. Flavor has a bit of smoke, coffee, roast, hops, earthy or woody, and some caramel. Thick body, smoky palate and a finish of alcohol. Ungstrup (38138) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2004
A pitch black beer with a chocolate brown head. The aroma is slightly sour, but with nice malty, chocolate, and coffee notes. The flavor is malty with notes of chocolate and hints of coffee. GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
pretty good beer overall, not real familiar with this style but if most are like this I would have to say that I like it, I probably like their coffee stout better SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Dark, dark beer, with little foam. Toasted more than roasted, this beer shines with flavors of coffee, and a touch of fruit. Velvety smooth going down. This does not disappoint, though my favorite unplugged is still Eisbock.