argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2009
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, bittersweet chocolate/cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, bittersweet chocolate, some burnt, grassy, light sourness. Smooth medium body, low carbonation. phiconners (152) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Pours a thick black with a brown head. Aroma has a little smokiness to it. Taste is a little smoky, a nice flavor. Tastes like a mild porter to me, but quite enjoyable. forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
pitch black with a creamy brown head. nose is very roasty with some bread notes. med-full bodied with lots of roasted malt flavor, coffee and chocolate, and just a bit of hops in the background. jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Pours very dark - pitch black and opaque - with a medium-sized tan head that doesn’t last long but leaves streaks of lace. The aroma is firm with toast and fresh-ground coffee. There is a hint of earthiness and light notes of molasses sweetness. The flavor starts bready with toast and coffee - a bit mildly flavored compared to the big aroma. A firm earthy bitterness enters at midpalate. Firm clean bitter finish with strong notes of coffee - very bitter. The mouthfeel is light-medium in body with soft and creamy carbonation and a subtle astringency in the back. Overall, a pleasant session beer - much like a nice dry stout but a little bolder. Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
A black beer with a small head-this thing is thick black-looks like a stout. The aroma is roasted. The taste is roasted with some coffee and chocolate. Tastes like a stout also. Pretty good.
TaktikMTL (7975) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2010
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez moi. Arôme: Odeur de torréfaction avec une pointe de caramel et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de chocolat et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement torréfié. (Rating #2934) sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2010
The Dan Journal #337. Tasted 4/1/10. 22oz bomber. Pitch, opaque and brown. Webbed ring of khaki head. Aromas of syrup, toast and dark dried fruits. Cocoa dust undertone. Full bodied with a big malt flavor, super bright effervescence and oily slick finish. Toasty malts that are quickly kicked to the side by the stingingly astringent effervescence and carbonation. The bitterness really hits you in the grill, but just as quickly subsides. The lingering finish is rather slick with a bit of the bitterness hanging on. Nicely done! raphael (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2010
Dark roast, smoke, resin hops. Flavor wise, its like two separate islands--a fairly rich, bitter chocolate stout and a resiny, slightly edged ipa. The two strains dont clash, which is evidence of the brewer’s skill, but they dont join, let alone synergize. NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a rich chocolatey brown in color with a cocoa head. The aroma is lightly roasted coffee and cocoa. The flavor is rich and malty, notes of chocolate, roasted coffee, a touch of smoke, and light cereal grains. It is well crafted and smooth to drink. Very good. kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2010
(bottle) black with dark tan head. Aroma of smoked peat and dirt. Flavor is smoked peat, roast malt. Id’ve believed you if you told me it was a stout.