turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Bottle poured black with a thin brown head and lacing and oily skim on surface of beer. Zimmo (57) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Light aroma of coffee and roasty malts.
Flavor of tobacco, burnt wood and roasty malts with a medium heavy body and rich mouthfeel.
Pours black with tan thin head and all the way to the bottom of the glass lacing. When I loved stouts, I would have loved this. Dark, rich coffee and smoke aromas and flavors. Feels like more alcohol than it is. Burnt, caramalized aftertaste. Alas, I no longer care for stouts, thus the rating. blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2007
A nice full bodied ale. This is a very hoppy stout, and upon the first sip, it almost had grapefruit notes similar to an IPA. This particular stout has a strong flavor to it, very potent in regards to the style. A decent beer that I wouldn’t mid buying again. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
Draught sampler at the brewpub. Deep brown-black with ruby tints and a drak tan head. Aroma and flavour are big and roasty, with a lot of coffee, and hints of molasses and smoke, with a dryish finish that’s kinda like chewing on a coffee bean. Great mouthfeel. A very fine stout! duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2007
My beer man tells me that this stuff has returned to the original recipe after a short hiatus. Thanks to whomever made that call. Rich, black, citrus hops, toastiness, cream, and general jubilation...in that order. I’d bathe in this shit if I weren’t so broke. Outstanding stout.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 20, 2007
NorCal tasting Jan 07 - Pours out a beautiful jet black color with a nice beige head. Aroma is sweet molasses, roasted coffee beans, cocoa, and black licorice. Mouthfeel was thick and viscuous with a coating feeling. Flavors were roasted malts, coffee beans, dark chocolate and burnt sugar. My only complaint was that burnt coffee/black patent was a bit too strong here. It lingered so damn long I tasted it the next morning. Nice brew. adrian910ss (2597) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JAN 17, 2007
22 oz bomber via Ken. Pours a pitch black color with an enormous creamy thick brownish beige head. Aroma is malty with strong roasted coffee bean saturation. Taste is much like the scent-roasted coffee beans, malt and a smidgen of charcoal smoke. Kind of watery. Leaves a nice coffee aftertaste. slimweebs (164) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 14, 2007
A decent roasty stout with a nice smokey coffee flavor. Very full-bodied, with a dry finish. I like. footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle from Batkins, thanks again Bill. Pours a deep dark brown-black with layer of rich tan foamy head. Roasty toasty malts with flavors of bitter dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans.A very nice brew indeed but just felt thin and a bit watery. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Thanks to my SS, Poured from a bomber a very dark black with a creamy tan 1" head, which left very nice lacing. Nose had coffee and raosted malts, trace of smoke. Coffeeee up front, and very dry, some bittering in this. Very easy to drink, no trace of the 6% in this. Very good brew here, would love try more from them.