jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2007
GABF-on tap-pours a tan head with black color and red tint. Aroma is chocolate and slight roast aroma. Taste is chocolate/roast-dark malt, somewhat sweet. Medium body. OK carbonation. Occasional. hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2004
On tap at Oggi’s in Escondido. Poured a dark black with a small brown head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Decent stout. Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
On-tap at Carmel Country Road. Black with some mocha head, lots of lace. Bitter, high carbonation. Dinkable, but this seemed like a Guiness clone. Roasted body, with coffee, very dry. Coffee grounds. Malts get it done, but just an average beer and below average stout.
Pinball (12060) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle from ølbutikken.
Pitch dark, smooth lacing light brown to brown head.
aroma of coffee, roasted malts, brown cakes with chocolate coating, notes of something somewhat harder roasted than roasted malts, but also sweet milky or sugary notes. In total pretty compelx aroma, slightly hoppier and drier than your average stout. Arome is pretty close to guiness foreign extra as i remember it. Flavor is roasted stuff, cofee, chocolate, nice almost spicy dryness from hops, mixed with notes of hard roasted malts. Straight foreign stout, yet still complex, full bodied and very well tasting. Great beer. slowrunner77 (11911) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 more like an imperial bottled guiness...without the urine aspect. this was best in show at the Sierra Brewfest ’09 as one of the only memorable beers. big roasted chocolate malt and coffee, medium bodied, higher abv at nearly 7% and the classic dry irish finish. VERY good beer.
madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2011
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of roast, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla, light chocolate, coffee. Chocolate, coffee, sweetness, roast, liqourice, spice, cocoa in the flavour. Medium to full bodied. Has a dry roasty bitterness in the end. Very nice. Meilby (11365) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle 650ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansanddaknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Pours black with a tan head, Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and oatmeal. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted, caramel and chocolate finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Nearly black pour. Very small tan head. Aroma of chocolate covered caramel and a hint of worthers original candies. Flavor is a tad roasty with caramel, chocolate and a hint of coffee. hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, lightly tanned head. Decent retention. The aroma is a medley of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and smoke. Medium to full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. Tons of rich, burnt espresso beans and dark chocolate with only a trace of cardboard-like oxidation. Metallic, burnt, bitter finish. Nice, solid stout! kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
solid black, thin brown head, slightly sweet roasted malt aroma, creamy body, roasted malt flavor, a touch of sweetness, unidentified twang
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 8/20