ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a smallish, frothy, off-white head.
Smell: Roasted barley nose with notes of chocolate, cold coffee, and prune liqueur.
Taste: Dark malts tasting of melted dark chocolate and roasty coffee, though not too much roast. Drizzle of thick molasses, a few sprigs of licorice. Lightly fruity. Very slight, passing hop bitterness. Just a little sour near the end. Earthy, chocolatey finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Not bad, not bad at all. For me, it’d be a lovely every day kind of stout. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a black body with a very dense and milkshake thick, dark tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of thick lacing. Aroma is really interesting, but very nice. Its like a slightly charred marshmallow. Creamy, flaked, slightly roasted barley with a very light coffee note. Good amount of milky chocolate and caramelized malts. A light brown sugar and raisin hint as well. A real nice mixture of sweetness and slightly charred aromas. Flavor is very rich and sweet for the style. Has that Irish Stout taste to it, but with a very enjoyable "richness" to it. Starts with a velvety, rich chocolate and dark malty sweetness, then moves into a slightly pruney and raison middle before a touch of piney hop bites at the tongue followed by a very light breakfast coffee and delicately charred barley that feels like it floats into the mix of flavors. A good amount of toasty caramel malts making it quite sweet, but balancing extremely well with the lingering soft roast taste as well as the nimble bitter hops. Palate is stylistically creamy and smooth, rich, and medium bodied. Overall, I’m delighted with this beer and really diggin’ it more and more. Its loaded with an ample amount of rich flavor for a style that typically bores me. It actually reminds me of a s’more...just missing the graham cracker. Fantastic balance and extremely enjoyable aftertaste. Very well done! Love the richness! SM_Jenkins (48) - Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2010
sweeter and more chocolaty than I remember; used some to make a delicious beer mustard Stellaaaa (270) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Pours a dark black with a moderately thin, tobacco coloured head. This beer has an aroma of dark roasted malt without the fainted hint of hops in the aroma. It tastes, likewise, of dark, burnt malt and just enough hop bitterness to even things out. It has a balanced mouthfeel that is neither to thin and watery nor too thick. Overall, a much more versatile stout than many of the ones I’ve had, and this beer is certainly worth it’s mettle. loveamberbock (19) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2010
pours really deep and thick black-brown, sweat and roasty aroma, thick sweetness on palate, high in abv but not noticeable in nose at all, very drinkable, love this stout!! EXCELLENT!!!!!
Thewade (340) - USA - SEP 1, 2010
Nice stout at 8 percent alcahol. good flavor. not overwhelming on the alcahol content. Travlr (24913) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Very dark maroon, brown head. Nicely dry stout with hints of cocoa powder. Exactly on style. hayduke (5218) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
The 12 oz bottle was courtesy of Strykzone. I poured jet black a very robust and attractive tan head with moderate lacing. Nose of toasted malts and chocolate. Rich bold body and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is rich and in addition to chocolate I get some licorice. Light bitterness in the finish. This is a very nice stout, easy to drink,. and I feel fortunate to have gotten to try this one thanks to Strykzone. freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours reddish brown black with tan head. The smell is smooth and mellow for being dark. The taste opens up immediately with sweet light roast and a big fruitiness, cherries and apples and figs with a great chocolaty finish. This was better than I even expected although it does get very dry and grainy a it warms losing its smooth palate. KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2012
12oz to pint has a small creamy cap revealing sumptuous dark brown underlying fill. Color preludes mochachino aroma that advances into taste. Nice balanced body with continued complexity and light bitterment towards end. A stout worth talking about.