TimE (5953) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2017 cdbob (12) - Alberta, - OCT 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An inital nose of caramel and coffee. Upon a taste the beer gives a deep rich flavor with coffee, caramel and a slight hint of hops and then yields to a cocoa finish.
Pitch black color. Thin brown head with notes of coffee, molasses, caramel, dark chocolate in the nose. The mouth starts rich, dry, with lots of roasted malt and dark chocolate character. A bit too acrid for my liking. Solid bitter finish with dark chocolate notes. OK, but didn’t match my expectations. ILoooveBeer (1) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2017 does not count
Bottle purchased locally in Seattle Aug. 2017. This beer is delicious. It’s quite dark, strong, chocolate/coffee taste and despite a 7.0% ABV it’s easy to drink. I will DEFINITELY have this again.
chocolate, coffee, clove, smoke, heavy cloying sweetness, thick feel, slick feel, alexsdad06 (10482) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2017
22 oz bottle via trade from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium plus sized tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, some coffee, earthy bitterness, drinks bigger than the 7%, solid stout. shawnmurphy (539) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2017
On tap at brewery on 1st Street, downtown Seattle. Pours motor-oil black with thick tan whipped cream head and lacing. Aroma: coffee, chocolate-covered espresso beans, molasses, some smoke. Flavor: malt-forward; dark chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee ice cream, blackened campfire marshmallows, porridge. Mouthfeel: full-bodied, lush, creamy. CDA (4) - Muko, JAPAN - MAY 15, 2017 does not count
Tasty coffee-ish stout on tap at World Beer "Museum" in Osaka (Umeda). Crisp, clean, slight walnut tree type smell. Great head that lasts a while. Super dark; light does not penetrate even when help up to lights. Traditional roasted nut and coffee flavors. Saliva glands respond well. Will definitely drink many more of these. Top shelf!
katrinaez (2077) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Wonderful aroma of rich malts. Pours dark brown with lots of tan head. Smokey taste upfront with a thick mouthfeel. Finishes with the standard malts of a stout. Some bitter tobacco taste. Well done. Bottle. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2017
bottle shared that poured almost black with mocha head. deep rich roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee on the nose. the flavor was creamy smooth the malts, chocolate, coffee blended so nicely together. full mouth feel the warmer the better. Heidbummer (686) - SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Taster at brewpub. Pours deep deep tan, brown head. Smells of cark chocolate and smoke and coffee. Good initial hit of burnt malt and coffee, but it’s a little thin for the abv. Very drinkable for a strong beer. Decent. Panzuriel (2306) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Appearance: Deep Blackish Brown. Thin ring of tan bubbles.
Nose: Deeply roasted malt notes. Coffee, chocolate, toffee, roasted nuts. earthy
Taste: Rich black coffee and dark chocolate notes. just a touch of sweetness. Good bitter
Body: medium. Thinner than anticipated
Parting thoughts: I was very excited to try this beer. It did not disappoint. A very solid classic stout.
hershiser2 (3468) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2016
$4.99 bomber from Total Wine. Pours thick and black with a small dark brown head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, roasted malts, slightly sweet, slightly earthy. Flavor is a medium smoked peat, dark chocolates, coffee, hints of licorice. Damn good stuff.