jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Pours a one finger light brown head that fades slowly to a ring leaving no lace. Totally black color. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Nose is roasted coffee. Flavor is an almost sweet roasted coffee with hints of burnt coffee at finish. $4.35 for a 22 oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma. Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Sammy: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice foamy head with some good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry coffee is dominating. Taste is a mix between some dry coffee with some light roasted bitter malt. Body is about average with some good carbonation. Well done apart from the fact that it might be a bit too dry. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Date: 09/29/2007ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
black, wispy beige head,
huge butter aroma with only a hint of roasted malt breaking through,
lots of butter flavor mixed with dark chocolate,
Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 5/20
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown body with a small, tan-colored head.
Smell: Dark chocolate and notes of roasty coffee nearly lost to the angry, raging diacetyl butter scent. This bottle should include links to various Diacetyl Lung Disease websites.
Taste: Sure, there’s some chocolate and there’s even some roasty notes, but the x-treme diacetyl problem has turned this beer into a butter liqueur.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Tongue-coating mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Who knows, there might just be a decent beer beneath the glaring diacetyl problem. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Pours a mostly opaque with a thin, spotty-lacing dark tan head. Aroma has perhaps the most diacetyl I’ve ever smelled in a beer or in a bag or microwave popcorn along with some mild roasty chocolate notes. Body is coated with slick oily diacetyl and some milk chocolate with a touch of sweetness, just dripping in popcorn butter. Just do a diacetyl rest and this beer would probably be pretty good, but right now, it’s damn near undrinkable.
aracauna (3683) - Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Good lord what a diacetyl problem. This is one of the most diacetyly beers EVER. I can’t even get past in in the taste. This is seriously buttery. Blech. TaktikMTL (7975) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
Bouteille de 22 oz, partagée avec MartinT, Beerbuzzmontreal et M_Heine. Arôme: Odeur de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #1226) MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 My Bottom Line:AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2007
This healthy Oatmeal Stout provides ample coffee atop the roasted caramel, building an effortlessly drinkable, although perhaps sweet example.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the blackness.
-Dark chocolate also accompanies the coffee roastiness.
-The body is healthy on tap, but I admit the bottle was a little thinner than was to be expected from the full and creamy nose.
-Carbonation is comfortable and serves the flavor profile adequately.
-The tap version gave me a blast of caramel sweetness in the nose.
From the bottle (3.5) and from the tap (3.1).
This was well worth the trip....smooth flavors of chocolate and roasted coffee. I was expecting something a little heaver, but that was ok b/c im drinking it in the summer, so it was perfect. this is definetly a pint for the people. Sammy (12769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
hands-down their best beer, worth stopping in for. A low ABV and one of three good casks on that night. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very dark brown, with a delightful bubbly mocha head, lace. Roomish temperature, it would have been interesting to have it a bit colder and then go through a flavour range. Tastes of chocolate and licorice along with mouthfeel of oatmeal. Sourish finish.