portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle thanks miamilice!. Pours black brown with a khaki soapy head that fades to a thin wispy film and a tight collar. Aroma is rich malt and coffee with subtle chocolate notes. Taste is big roasted malt and coffee note along with some burnt chocolate and peat. Palate is medium slick and chalky with a drying finish. really enjoyed this and wishing there was more! MacBoost (1962) - Victor, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Hand bottle from a tasting. Pours a clearish deep brown/black with a tan head. Very hoppy in the nose, along with a shitload of coffee. Very impressive initial taste, but it became cloying very quickly. Decent flavor, but too sweet to be world class. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
5/9/12. 22oz bottle thanks to Arin! Black pour with a nice khaki head. Nice coffee aroma with dark chocolate. Nice coffee flavor with grains and roastiness. Reminds me of a dry Irish stout (well, I see now it’s listed as such). Not bad! AdamChandler (5206) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Thanks to a generous Southern NH trader who sent me this. Kept it around for a week, poured into a Hill Farmstead glass at 55 Degrees F.
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2012
A - 1-Finger dark leathery head subsided to a quarter finger. Dark brown to black pour, reminds me of cheap motor oil.
S - Gigantic mal smells. Roasted and smoked malts with a bit of chocolate and german bock scent. Mild hop profile
T - Coffee and cocoa come through first, mild bit of wood but a fleeting sweetness and sour taste that hurts the beer at the back of the tongue. Starts off great, dies down fast to a bad taste.
M - 80/20 carbonation, light body
O - Smell and initial taste are good but this beer is no B in my book. Not worth having again and disappointing.
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured viscous black with a moderate, off white head. Bready malts, hints of roast and cookie-like sweetness. Cocoa, mocha, ash, smoke, mild bitterness.
wilnatp (719) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Bottle at Darkness Day 2011. Great beer with coffee and chocolate. A bit of wood or smoke too. A buit thin though Sledutah (7978) - Utah, USA - NOV 3, 2011
22oz bottle from Thirdeye11 ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Appearance: Black with a big tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, dried chocolate and bitter
Taste: Dark malts, sour, dark fruit, bitter and medicinal
OK, but didn’t enjoy the sourness at all. The appearance and aroma was great, but taste was not pleasant, maybe I got a bad bottle.
Date: October 22, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Darkness Day. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers during Darkness Day! Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma is full of dark roast, coffee, faint chocolate, burnt grains and toffee. Appropriately black in color with a lasting, uneven, light tan head and plenty of thick lacing. Flavor follows the aroma very closely, roasty, toasty, very gently sweet, malt utterly dominating here, not much hoppiness to speak of. Now that I see this is for sure a Dry Stout, that certainly follows. Creamy and smooth on the palate, body is light-medium. Some lingering charry malts and dark sweetness late. Fairly straight forward, but not bad. BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Dark brown pour with a gray white head. Aroma and flavor of coffee primarily. Also some mild smoke and chocolate.