SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle broght over by scubarex. This poured black in color with very fine brown bubbles that faded pretty quick. The nose was filled with vanilla, milk chocolate, light bourbon, coffee and plum. In the mouth it was medium-bodied and smooth showing a candied element. It was rich and hedonistic with some of the alcohol poking out. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods Raleigh. Pours thick, viscous black with no head. Toffee, caramel, grainy aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Tastes of mocha, chocolate. Nice. ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - APR 30, 2008
Pours a very dark black with almost no head whatsoever, just the faintest hint of a dark brown cap. Not too much going on with the nose, rich sweet treacly malts tempered by a decent level of roasted smokiness, a mild grassy hop aroma. Very softly carbonated, starting with dark berries and toffee on the palate before a bitter espresso character takes it through to a somewhat thin finish. Alcohol is a little too upfront for a style that usually cloaks it well. Not bad, but not great. Beaver (1873) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brownish-black with no head, even after a vigorous pour.Dangle (31) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2008
The aroma is sweet chocolate, dark fruits (plum) and some rum cakey alcohol.
The flavor is roasted fudgy chocolate and coffee with a slight tang of dark fruits. It has a big bitter roasted and tarry alcoholic finish that is a bit over the top and slightly off tasting. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery with no carbonation.
Overall, I really like the flavor of this, other than the finish. The lack of carbonation hurts it as well. This is close to being an awesome brew.
I love it. Black pour with almost no head. aroma is roasted malts. Very thick and Flavorful. Tastes Molasses. Very good.
Nucci (21) - cullowheee, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2008
Looks very dark with thin brown head. smells sweet, taste pretty good, very thick and smooth delicious finish. Not one I’d drink everyday. chicagobears (482) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2008
Pours a thick oily black. Aroma of fine chocolate, caramel, and cookie dough.
Draft: Blackened bronze. Tight but thin gray-tan cap of foam. Vinous nose of raisins, molasses, charcoal, burnt cookies, and coffee-tinged roast. Hint of soy sauce, cola and resin. Soft pricks of carbonation. Viscous body. Sharp alcohol highlights the residual sweetness as molasses and fudge inundate the palate. Comes off as being a bit acidic due to the crunchy roast and charred malt which tingle the palate. Quite smoky, though wet and tackily sugary at the center. Mild notes of papery oxidation add to the dull and chalky roastiness. Finishes with a medicinal and alcoholic burn, as sticky molasses lingers and overwhelms the lurking smoky-tinged roast. Rather delightfully vinous and fruity, but suffers from being too tacky, sweet and alcoholic. bigtaster (1038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 Pours thick, black, tan head. String malty aroma. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, charcoal, a little soy. Not a bad stout but lacks complexity with overwhelming taste of charcoal that diminishes the other flavors. Very warming a little alcohol taste. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2008
Bomber via BBB63, damn Mike you rock. Shared with bikesandbeer and a gaggle including my girlfriend. Heard good things about this. Pours black with soem light brown ring. Nose is extremely roasted, with lots of big malts and coffee. Taste is really nice, quite chcolaty with nice sweet characteristics. Its a nice impy.