TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
(bottle). Nice sweet aroma with bittersweet chocolate. Dark brown complexion with tan head, minimal lacing. Full flavored and rich with notes of dark chocolate. Nice balance and smooth.
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An opaque black pour with little head, tan lacing. A grassy, coffee aroma that is somewhat subdued despite its 7% ABV. A fairly thick pour as the lacing ends up in a small pool at the bottom of the glass. An astringent coffee taste is first and is dominant in the taste as well as the aroma. A medium bitter finish. Any floral hop notes that were noticed upon first waft were lost soon after pour. A one-dimensional beer, as in a coffee stout. andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a Wednesday night after work on a cold April night, the start to the MLB season! Appearance is pitch black, thin tan head that rims around the glass. Aroma of chocolate, bit of lactose, bit nutty, has a nice defined smell, somewhat decadent. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, nice chocolate presence, balances out pretty well, very light bitterness from coffee. It’s pretty good, a straight forward stout. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle served in no-nik pint glass: Pours a nearly opaque hue with a lasting tan head minimal lace, some oily legs. The aroma has notes of roast, char, chocolate, tobacco, leather, molasses, prune, kiwi, and black pepper. The taste is a nice near Baltic Porter-ish character of rich dark fruits under sweet and roasty malts. Lots of ashy black malt malts upon the finish with some hop bitters and hint of coffee that separates it from the fore-mentioned Baltic brews. The mouth feel is slick and oily, medium-bodied and a very ashy finish. Far better than expected, I would easily try this again. wlajwl (7064) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Aroma is roasted malts and a mixture of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is coffee, grainy/roasted malts, an undercurrent of chocolate and a mildly acidic/tart finish. A solid stout.
alobar (3912) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, and chocolate. Roasted malt flavor with licorice, and chocolate flavor with a creamy mouth feel. Superb lacing! Very nice beer. triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Almost black, thin head. Nice roasted malt aroma. Medium light body. Good roast malt flavor, nice hop flavor. Not Guineas, but nice session stout blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
bottle, black brown pour with bitter Hershey cocoa aroma and flavors, some earth, tended to be a little thin bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a near black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and black licorice. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, oats, some dark fruit, and coffee. jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is the same.