nickd717 (4822) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
On tap at GABF 2009. Black in color with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma is roast, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and citrus/pine hops. Smooth on the palate with medium-full body. Overall very good. mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2009
[2500-20090926] Tap. Smoky sweet roasted malt aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head and some lacing. Sweet dry-roasted malt flavour has mild chocolate, an odd vegetal note and a long roast chocolate finish. Full body is quite dry. Weird notes, mostly good.
jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2009
(Dry-hopped @ Rock Bottom; Chicago, IL)
2009-09-26. Black body, creamy khaki head and lace. Roasty mocha aroma. 7+ Flavour is similar, with lots of hops up front, modest roast and mocha. 7+ Smooth medium to full bodied palate. Solid stout. Dry Hopped, On tap at Rock Bottom Chicago JoeMcPhee (9516) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
Deep black beer with a sticky brown-tan head. The nose is herbal with a soft cocoaish/chocolatey character. Very soft silky palate, cocoa, bitter roasted dark chocolate. There is a bit of heavy bitterness toward the finish that is quite appealing. A rich and lovely stout. Herbal hoppiness as well. Chewy and earthy and quite lovely. Much more than the sum of its parts. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Tap at the Brewpub: Near black with a bit of light getting through at the edges and a dense khaki head that retains well. Rich roasted black malts in the aroma- nice malt depth displaying mocha character and an evident fresh resinous hoppy presence. Creamy body. A rich espresso roast flavor and chocolaty notes precede a fresh herbaceous resiny hop chewiness. A very done done and balanced hoppy stout. Nice and fresh tasting with rounded edges.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a very nice looking black with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is pretty darn hoppy for a sweet stout but that added a nice twist. Definite bit chocolate roasted malts and coffee. Nice dark fruitiness along with the piney hops pushing through. Flavor starts with a rich bitter chocolate character. Some roasted nuttiness and sweet chocolate come into play before finishing with another round of nice creamy bitter chocolate and molasses. Medium to full body and a soft carbonation. Really nice stout, the oatmeal made it a very good dessert beer after my meal. Complex but easy drinking and very rich. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007
Fruity hop aroma. Beige head. Black strong in alcohol and fruity with some bitterness in a crisp and dry coffee roast finish. yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2009
decent brew, some sweetness to compiment the hoppines. Very smooth and drinkable. Flavour not outstanding but again mouthfeel made this beer pretty good but not great ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2009 On tap at the brewpub. My favourite beer of the night at Rock Bottom. Black with tan head. Nice roasty flavour, some toffee, with a suprising hit of hops. cgarvieuk (25703) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2009
Tap at Brewpub pre DLD 09 ... Ok i had 2 that were terminal stout no idea what th 2nd one could have been... Black ... slitly smokey roast malt nose with a little coffee ... again deep roast mal;ts ... little coffee ... lightoatmeal in background... soft roast.