barrelman (1) - USA - MAY 17, 2005 does not count
The beer pours and allows the head to reach 3/4 above the rim. The aroma is even and chocolaty. Taste is rich and gives more bite than an Irish Stout. At 8.3, it rides smoother than you’d think. The American Stour is one of my favorite and this one is a great offering from a brewery that shows a lot of promise.
bp (923) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Had this on tap at Waterfront Ale House (3rd and 30th in Manhattan). Very good dark beer, coffee aroma and flavor, I don’t taste the alcohol despite the highish percentage. Recommended! bonbright7 (182) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
I had a pint of this at the Blind Tiger in NYC today with two spicy Banh Mi-Vietnamese style pork sandwiches. The ale was very heavy with a malty cream on top which was followed by a chocolate/espresso bitterness. I really loved this dark monster of an ale which silenced the peppery pork into submission.
maxcoinage (34) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Poured from a 16oz can ( Canned Nov 2012 ) into a pint glass a jet black with a 2 inch thick off white head. Took a couple min to settle. Nice aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is smooth yet has a nice bite. Tastes of dark roasted coffee and decent amount of hops. Finishes with a little bitterness and leaves a nice thick lacing on the glass. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
Growler shared with tupalev, blankboy, and our wives. Deep black with ruby hits and a medium sized tan head. Fantastic aroma of roasted barley, coffee and burnt caramel. Medium bodied with a perfect level of carbonation. Flavour is nice and roasty, with some coffee and chocolate notes, and a pleasant hit of hops in the finish. A damn good stout!