GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Pours a deep dense black with tons of head. Lace is plentiful on my glass. Smells rich of burnt chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malts. Flavor opens bitter and acidic. Well hopped is this stout. Burnt molasses, dark chocolate, espresso and sweet brown sugar hit the taste buds. Finishes with a light chocolate syrup and moderate coating on the throat. Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Out of a 22oz bottle it poured a pure black with a average dark beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and barely. Flavor is sweet, rich and full. Strong hits of caramel, dark malts and dark chocolate. Finish is pretty neutral making it very drinkable. Not bad at all IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Solid black stout, small tan head with minimal retention, nice chocolate coffee aroma, pleasantly smooth feel on the palate, bittersweet taste. Pretty solid all around, but doesn’t much stand out from the crowd. There’s a faint but attractive bit of cherry or berry on the finish. bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2009
pours a great dark brown to black color. it doesn’t really compare to guiness as the flavors are sweeter and softer. the only thing i’ll say against it is that it has a somewhat weak palate for such a dark beer. the flavors are great, there are some chocolate flavors and lots of coffee. really great beer for a brewery/restaurant. virtuosovii (103) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2010 Pretty good. Tastes and smells strongly of coffee. Some stouts have more chocolate in them but I’d say this one is mainly that of coffee. Definitely thick and black as night. Some might bash me for this but when there was just a little bit left in the bottle I mixed it with some coffee creamer and to my surprise it tasted like real coffee with an alcoholic finish. Not bad at all!
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Oggi’s off 8 in San Dawg. The best, i thought, of the sampler tray. Reminds me of guin, just a little more flat in the beginning. Wonderful roasted coffee smell. Sweet long lasting finish. Very smooth from start to finish. Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Pours a deep dense black with tons of head. Lace is plentiful on my glass. Smells rich of burnt choclate, coffee, dark roasted malts. Flavor opens bitter and acidic, I can almost feel the enamel peeling away from my teeth. Well hopped is this stout. Burnt molases, dark chocolate, espresso and sweet brown sugar hit the taste buds. Mouthfeel is medium and very clean, finishes with a light chocolate syrup and moderate coating on the throat. This is one of the finest examples of the style that I have encountered, extremely drinkable. glaze0101 (79) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Draft @ Oggis Carmel Mountain. black with tan head, creamy, smokey, strong malt aroma and flavour. coffee aftertaste very smooth. mgmike4 (30) - valencia, California, USA - AUG 15, 2006
not a big stout drinker, but this one is not bad. strong flavors of chocolate and coffee....maybe a little too sweet. Chthulhu (13) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Draft at Escondido, CA, Oggi’s. Flavor on the subtle side, and went well with the burger. Wish I could get this bottled!