MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
My Bottom Line:stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Roasted malts morph into dark chocolate, as various dark fruit render complexity to this plump yet drinkable Belgian-style Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam decorates the brown-sleeved blackness.
-Carbonation is comfortable and helps the round mouthfeel to build an authentically Belgian mouthfeel.
-Roasted malts and leafy hops proffer enough bitterness in the finish to create balance.
-Roastiness is rather intense, creating vegetal allusions at times.
Bottle sampled at the Newtown Brewfest with the Mad_Indian. Pours dark with a large tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, brown sugar, and nuts. The flavor is sweet, chocolate, dark fruit, spices, brown sugar, and nuts. Great brew. SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 29, 2007
pours black with nice lacing and a large creamy tan head. wonderful aroma fresh baked chocolate chip cookies...slightly burnt. flavor is chocolaty and lightly bitter with a touch of fruit and yeast. a medium bodied beer. low carbonation, almost milky. not too robust in flavor but just enough. aroma is my favorite quality. leaves a nice powdered cocoa aftertaste. DocLock (10689) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Onyx pour with minimal dark brown seeping out thru direct light, and a huge, fluffy, 3-finger or so dark brown head. This one looks great. Aroma is chocolate malt, cacao, chocolate syrup, nuts, figs, brown sugar, and some funky notes. Tastes chocolate malty, w chocolate syrup, cacao, figs, raisins, and nuts. Stays somewhat sweet, with a rich, complex palate, and mild notes of funky yeast toward the end. I enbjoyed this one a lot. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
Pitch black, lacy off-white head with a lasting cover. Powdery, chocolatey, light vanilla-like nose is quite coherent and well-integrated. Roastiness is also rather present in mouth where its wears a cocoa cloak. Strong chocolate flavours all throughout. Moderately high effervescence. Medium bodied. Minimal vegetal undertones. A chocolate beer indeed, it has some components of a stout, but I’d hardly call it a stout and it has a certain Belgian feel to its yeastiness, but can’t be compared to the few Belgian black ales. Unique and interesting, but I imagined it better, more special and above all more complex for this high-end market it is aimed at.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and moderate lacing. Chocolate/toffee on the nose as well as flavor. semi-dry finish. DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Poured a rich dark brown with a thin lacing head.Lots of chocolate on the nose.The flavor had chocolate and cocoa.Finish was slightly dry. kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2007
750 ml bottle-Poured out almost cola looking,with a decent size,tan head.Aromas were the usual in a chocolate stout,coffee,malt and cocoa.I felt this was a little thin in body,but I did have nice lacing on my glass.Not bad,may need to try on draft. bp (922) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Draft at Tria in Philly: dark brown with a thick frothy head, aroma of chocolate, coffee and malt, flavor of chocolate and malt with with a nice dry finish. Very good beer - glad I got to try this one. 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2007
750ml bottle. I actually missed this at the BCTC festival this year because I was busy falling out of chairs and annoying people I didn’t know back at camp. So it’s pretty cool that it’s out now and I get a chance to try it, even if people weren’t too impressed at the festival. Nose is pretty much straight cocoa and mocha, which is quite nice, and maybe there’s a little bit of ash in there as well. Low carbonation, which isn’t much of a problem, and the first taste is a little sweet. There’s a good amount of milk chocolate and cocoa in there, for sure, but also some "bottle" flavors - sort of a glass and plastic flavor, if that makes any sense. Mild and subtle, it’s fresh and lightly sweet, not heavy in any way. I enjoyed it.