Bacchus66 (937) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2017 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Bottle. Poured a rich very dark brown almost black with a large medium brown creamy head that diminished slightly but had the longevity to last throughout thus producing excellent lacing.
The aroma was quite intense with a multitude of scents starting with roasted chocolate malts and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of dark roasted coffee, molasses and of course dark chocolate.
It tasted smooth, mildly sweet and moderatley bitter in the beginning and then became a little more robust with the dark chocolate becoming more dominant. The flavor layed on the palate for a nice long while letting the taste buds fully enjoy a malty chocolate coffee experience.
Mouthfeel was nice and creamy in texture and very full in body with an ever so soft carbonation.
Overall an incredibly superb tasting stout. Definitely work having another!
750ml at home. Dark brown with a full tan head. Heavy chocolate, roasted malts, toffee, caramel. Light carb. Lingering malty finish. Flavors improve with the temperature. Westy1130 (109) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2017
Rich dark appearance with frothy head. Aroma: fresh ground cocoa, and coffee beans. Deceptively bitter on the palate and not as chocolatey as it seems. very hoppy and malty. jsporrer (1116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Pours a deep dark brown to black with a big tan foamy head. Strong aroma of cocoa and sweet malts. Smooth creamy body with a medium texture. Nice cocoa taste with a hint of coffee flavor and roasted malts. Smooth finish and a decent aftertaste. Enjoyable but not that special. jsnicholas (680) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle (750ml): Black with 1 finger tan head. Medium carbonation typical of Belgian stout. Slight taste of bitter sweet chocolate. Nice stout. BlindGuardianco (104) - - JUL 30, 2016
I liked this one, not as sweet as I expected but solid and drinkable, will buy again
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Pours a nice deep dark brown(almost black) color. Aromas of chocolate, smoke, and some sweetness. Flavor is dark chocolate, a touch of berry, and smokey. Creamy with a dry finish and a bittersweet aftertaste. NikkTwist (3341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Draft at Bru Craft. Black pour with thick khaki foam. Large splashes of lace. Dark milk cocoa. Burnt roasted nuts. Sarsaparilla. Prune juice. Vanilla beans. Blackberries. Medium-full body. Wish it was creamier. N3lson1 (1010) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a 750mL bottle. Pours a beautiful, dark, velvety black, with plenty of thick frothy head, an absolute beautiful looking brew! Strong aromas of chocolate, with a slight note of Belgian yeast. Nice chocolaty smoothness without being overpowering, just a wonderful, amazing brew! johnnymusky (1004) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle i purchased and shared with brian john and dusty...i would have liked more chocolate in taste but still a solid beer...easy drinker. demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Nose is herbal with notes of chocolate malts. Feel dark muddy brown pour, rests black in glass with a thick foamy tan head. Good lacing. Palate was kinda weak; thinner side of medium body but definitely smooth and silky. The name had me expecting a bolder richer chocolate flavor, still nice flavor though. While not exactly what i had hoped for it’s s good beer.