cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2006
<22 oz. bottle from LS - Pours the blackest beer I’ve seen. Average tan head. Light lacing. Has a nice roasted coffee aroma and flavor. Flavor is quite bittter. Mouthfeel is dry. Medium body. A good beer, but just a little to bitter for me. Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Big thanks to Old_Mr_Crow for carting this to DC for me. Pure black body with a nice brown head. Great aroma, caramel, coffee, roasted nuts. Taste is very nice, slightly hot on the tounge, coffee and dark chocolate bitter. Sweet coffee overtones however are evident as is some dark fruit as in prunes. Ending is dry and sweetly-bitter. A very nice stout that I’m glad I was able to try. mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark black body with a mocha head. Cocoa aroma, chalky, and some distant hops. The flavour is nicely done - toasted dark malts, chocolate. Well balanced but nothing sticks out particularly well. It’s good but not necessarily special. harrisoni (19548) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2006
On tap at Pike Pub, Seattle. Black, lasting tan head. Smokey aroma, bacony aroma. Bit of sourness in mouth, liquorice, riding over the top of coffee dominated dark malts,espresso, bitterdark choc flavours. Bitter finish. Great balance of liquorice juicyness and bitter dry malt finish. Some hop in evidence on finish. Excellent stout. Got everything, good complexity blankboy (7884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & mds -- my bottle courtesy of acertain. Not sure what vintage, ’05-’06 I think? Pours a deep black with a huge mostly-lasting light-brown head. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, hops and chocolate. Slightly sweet flavour of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate with a dry bitter finish. Medium bodied. Hmmm, not as great as I expected, maybe some batches are better then others? Either way, I still quite enjoyed it.
patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2006
tap at the brewpub - Pours black with a moderate, enduring tan head. The aroma is roast malt and coffee. This full bodied brew has a taste to match and the coffee flavor is at just about the right moderate level. The finish is mildly dry and bitter. Good stout. HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - SEP 26, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2006 Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy and mds, blankboy’s bottle. Bit of a gusher, deep opaque black-brown, average creamy brown head. Minty/grassy/herbal hop aroma, deep roast coffee malt. Taste - similar, roasty, somewhat sweet. Solid body, bitter long finish, acidic - solid! glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2006
On tap at Beveridge Place Pub. First time I’ve tried this, and I was told it’s a "new recipe". Sweet with nice roasted malts. Little carbonation and no head. Better than anything I’ve had from Pike. Tasty. Good hops. AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Great stout here. Lots and lots of roasted and coffee flavors. If you are ever at the bar I recommend the ’Stout Float.’ Easily one of the best desserts I’ve ever tasted. BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2006
On Tap At Pike Pub & Brewery Seattle. pours out a nice red-black topped with a tan head. A nice dark roast with a hint of smoke and coffee.