jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2011
12oz bottle from Pick’s Poured into a snifter. Dated 1/10/2011. I’ve been saving this one in my fridge for a while.
Pours a pitch black, like oil. Small amount of dark tan, almost light brown frothy head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma is quite malty. Coffee and chocolate notes along with a slight burned caramel smell. A small amount of herbal hoppiness.
Taste is medium-heavy bitter and lightly sour. You can really taste the coffee in this one. Its a very strong after taste that intensifies for a bit even after you have swallowed.
Full bodied with a thick, creamy texture. Average carbonation leads to a long, bitter coffee finish.
Overall, this is a damn good beer. Probably my favorite stout for the price. I just wish they made it year round so I wouldn’t have to stock up in the winter. Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
From the bottle, pours black with a thick brown foamy head that turns a creamy white. Thick and smooth with favors of milk chocolate, cream, a light bitterness at the end. Surprised by this one, it’s a quality beer. Patrickctenchi (6556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Deeep Black, nice dark tan head,tons of carbonation....nose is a strong berry, expected more coffee and chocolate....you get this in the taste.....Cola, Chocolate, licorice, coffee- creamy smooth, but dry...strong, but not overbearing in anyway, alcohol is nicely hidden, sweet with a bitter hint after....I really enjoyed this beer. Definitely one I’ll keep on hand. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This beer pours black with a substantial tan head, and the aroma is very malty with hints of nuts, caramel, and toast. When sipped, this beer is slightly bitter and sweet, but the heartiness is undeniable; furthermore, the body is of a medium fullness, and the flat carbonation, thick texture, and bitter aftertaste leave you wanting to sip more. bagalagalaga (161) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Schlafly has a lot of styles, but this is the first one from them I’ve really loved. Pours dark and smells sweet and malty, very rich earthy taste and that strange, borderline oily mouthfeel you get from stouts. This is one I could enjoy regularly.
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 3, 2013
bottle. black with a small tan head. roasted, coffee and chocolate aroma. flavor blends toast, roast, and milk chocolate. medium bodied and silky. void of any unusual estery vinous notes sometimes associated with carribean brewed FEStouts. very nice! ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 11, 2013
A very agreeable stout. Thick and rich with a creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate and coffee with some nice bitterness. keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Malt character closer to imperial stout, than a dry stout. Great flavor with pronounced tones of chocolate and coffee. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Great beer. Finhead (1742) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2016
A jet black pour with ruby highlights and a thin tan head. The aroma has milk chocolate, raisin, and roasted grain. It has a full body with creamy texture and above-average carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with a dry, roasted finish. SM_Jenkins (48) - Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2010
sweeter and more chocolaty than I remember; used some to make a delicious beer mustard