freekyp (2235) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2005
A huge blast of espresso starts this one off. Flavor packs dark baker’s chocolate flavor alongside the ever prevalent espresso. Not at all sweet, this brew pours a pitch black color with an ample rocky tan head. Bitterness is high with a lingering bitter chocolate finish. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Brewtopia 11-12-05 This was a dark stout, hoppy with citrus nose. Pretty dry on the finish. Nice. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a ultra small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and notes of chocolate. Flavor is dark roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate and a hint of molasses. medium body with a dry finish. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Aroma is chocolate, oatmeal, cocoa powder, dark stone fruits. Dark aroma. Hint of whiskey.
Appears deep, dark chocolate brown. Just this side of black. Thin off-brown head.
The flavor is nutmeg and mocha coffee. Cocoa powder and a dry, brown sugary finish. Solid.
The palate is oily but with a gritty finish. A nice, decent stout. Not elite, but pleasant. Dry and tastes good. rocbyter (2124) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Light amount of malts in the aroma. Very dark amber color with a small brown head. Light bitter beginning with a sweet finish. Medium body and silky.
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2011
Bomber poured into pint glass - cola color with dense foamy head, nutty with hint of chocolate, nice malt flavor although a bit thin on texture, nevertheless an enjoyable and sessionable stout and quite servicable for my needs at a low price Dorwart (2589) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Huge light brown head from a vigorous pour. Very frothy and sudsy in appearance. Somewhat weak aroma with some light roasted malts, milk chocolate, lactose and some floral air freshener. Color is a very dark brown. Soft, sweet and malty aroma with some more lactose, light bittersweet chocolate and some dried flowers. No real alcohol presence. A very roasty and dry stout. Decent. SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2004
(Bottle). Very small light brown head, fully diminishing. Dark brown body. Roasted, caramel and a bit smoked? in aroma. Moderated bitterness as initial flavor then more heavy bitterness (from roasted grains) toward the end of average duration. Medium body, lively carbonation. A bit simple but fair. Sampled at MartinT’s place with other RateBeerians for the "Montreal’s Voyager Par Les Papilles’ first tasting session". ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2005
2005 bottle from City Market in Burlington. Pour reveals a clear blackish brown, with no red tinges that I can make out. Head is moderate, and dark tan, but seems to recede fairly readily, leaving little lacing. Aroma is not terribly expressive, mostly roast, bitter dark chocolate, but what it does have is strength. This is one of the few dry stouts where the aroma is actually notable when the bottle is open. I didnt have to bury my nose in the snifter to get this one. Flavor - Wow, that’s dry. The light roast and bits of lactose and caramel from the nose don’t prepare me for the amount of attenuation on it. Not watery though, and a moderate carbonation. Bit of a prickly mouthfeel, all told, the dry roast not really helping. Moderate acidity, but somehow, my palate gets used to the dryness and there is some sweet malt as it warms. Finishes with lots of roast, notes of coal and tobacco, chocolate graham crackers. Hops apparency is very low. Medium body. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Blackish pour with medium tan head. Roasty aroma with lots of coffee. Taste was of heavily roasted malts with some hop bitterness detectable - too thin & unbalanced to be really good. Below-average for the style in my opinion, but still decent and sessionable.