madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
Bottled: Is pitch black with a chocolate brown huge dense head. Really got the looks. Aroma is the wellknown chocolate, molasses, malt, some light roastyness. Flavour as well is roasted, chocolatish and has a nice hoppy touch. Sweet and light bitter in the end. Nice one. Easy drinkable, but still full of character. Thanks Bück Dich. Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 RE-RATE:nice black body with a light brown head.as the head sat some webbing did appear.aroma was a mix of roasted malts,milk,chocolate,and coffee.flavor was roasted malts,milk,malt-o-meal,coffee,and chocolate.mouthfeel was nice and full and the palate lingered on. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2004 Absolutely delicious. Pours dark dark dark brown/black. Good flavor of sweet chocolate. hoppy finish. Great aroma of chocolate and hops. Great beer. Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
Extremely dark, opaque in a mug with a brown head and hoppy roasted aroma. Nice dark roasted flavours with some hops backing things up and decent bitterness at the end. Mads Langtved (2240) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2004
Black. A nice well-balanced stout. Quite bitter finish. Great mouthfeeling and great flavour. A nice "everyday" stout, when you exceptionally need a mild stout.
Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Pretty good sweet stout, wasn’t as sweet as an oatmeal... but it was pretty decent. Very strong espresso, with notes of butterscotch, toffee, hops. Nice thick body, and filling. FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 This was the first craft beer I ever tried - years before I started to get into beer. In honesty I ordered it at random only because I liked the name. I barely remember the taste from back then but something stuck. I still have a nostalgic feel to this beer. +++Sampled form a 22 oz bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a huge soapy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. . One is immediately hit with a strong floral hop aroma with a bitter, dry roasty presence and moderate black coffee and cocoa. The flavor is rich with bakers chocolate, black coffee and floral hops. Long bitter, dry and roasty finish with lingering floral hops and coffee. Moderately full bodied. Very solid. Jayb0 (1218) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2004
So it’s always odd to find a beer that you’re supposed to love, it’s a style you love, it’s rated highly from a respected brewery, but then, it just doesn’t hit you right. Expectations too high? I don’t know but I found this unbalanced, too bitter, too dry, too thin for a stout. IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Poured onyx black with no traces of red (the darkest beer I’ve poured thus far) with a dark brown head that dissipated to nothing, leaving no lacing. Aroma is strong and hoppy... I smelled it immediately upon opening the bottle, and I was a good foot and a half away from it. There is also some roasted character in the aroma as well. There is a strong flavor of coffee upon the first taste, which soon dissolves into dark chocolate (the chocolate becomes more pronounced as the beer warms). The finish is very bitter, which did not surprise me when I found out that it shares the same IBU’s as Stone IPA. The body is thinner than I expected from the beer, which is its weakest link. Overall very flavorful and complex, but a little too far on the bitter side for my taste. Didn’t quite beat out my soft spot for Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Pours with a thick creamy, light chocolate brown head that sits atop an opaque deep brown to black beer. The aroma is slightly acidic in its roastiness, and it has notes of chocolate, espresso, and alcohol. It has a creamy mouthfeel up front, and a sharp acidic roast malt bite in the finish. Espresso dominates over the chocolate, which is the opposite sense I got in the aroma. The dark malt notes of roasted barley, and burnt malt dominates this beer. Not much in the way of hops is noticeable above all of the roast character, but there is a nice hop bite in the finish that is a bit bracing and let you know that this beer is in fact 69 IBUs. A very nice stout that I have always had a soft spot for.