richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2005
aroma is slight, chocolate, burnt malts, a bit of hops, dark opaque brown body, head was slight as well, and faded quickly. lots of burnt flavor in the flavor, with sweet chocolate and just a bit of hops coming out late, with just a bit of sourness that resembles a foreign stout more than anything. there is a little coffee in the flavor, and that along with the hops lingers behind. an enjoyable brew, could use a little more chocolate malt, it almost felt like they couldnt decide on the flavor they wanted. Ratman197 (14946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Bottle poured an opaque black with ruby highlights and a small brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, and a hint of cherries.Palate was smooth andlightly creamy. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate, with hints of coffee and oak with a dry slightly astringent finish. Radek Kliber (7370) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 4, 2005
Dark brown, with creamy tan head, light carbonation. Slightly acidic roast in aroma, some sweet malt around. Creamy mouthfeel with subdued coffee roast character. To this we welcome acidic -bitter woody flavours. Oak woody feel stay long on your lips. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Pours black with a tall brown head. Very roasty all the way through, slightly burnt chocolate note. Very smooth with a sweet coffee finish. Very well made stout with a nice hop finish cleaning out the the big sweetness in the end. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Just as an aside, the bottle is reminiscent of the old steinie bottles. Pours a deep black with a nice frothy coffee colored head. Bitter chocolate aroma. Flavor is again bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Nicely balanced with the hops. A delicious brew.
Reid (2554) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2005
came ina 12 oz brown short neck.
Very attractive looking dark, dark almost pitch black beer with purpleish toes, small very dark tan head good for the style.
Very strong and appealing aroma of dark unsweetned chocolate and sweet overripe black cherries.Cocoa powder and malted milk also
Weird after the great aroma I was expecting more, but what i got was a very sour , lactic tasting stout, with barelly a bit of chocolate flavour near the end and a very sweet aftertaste.
Mouthfeel was pretty mundane and too watery for the style.
I found this beer not very drinkable..a let down .
I hope this was just an odd bad bottle. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Thank you secret santa AKA Frylock, 12 oz bottle: Pretty dark, almost black, with a lasting beige head. Chocolate, roasty, and caramel in even balance in the nose initially, with roasty getting the nod in the end. A bit chalky w/ an herbal hop as well as some sweet brown sugar and hints of perfumey alcohol. Well balanced, chocolatey, roasty, and toasted malty! Roasted bitterness in the finish with some herbal hop flavor and bitternes. Toffee, sweet brown sugar, and a bit of dark grain tartness from mid palate into the finish which is semi sweet and roasty, chocolate, w/a lasting aftertaste. Lower carbonation, smooth, and medium bodied. Damn! This is a fine stout and overall beer!!!! Slightly sweet up front, well balanced overall, and lightly semi sweet in the finish. This is a great beer for one taste or an entire evening. Well done!!!!!! MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 13, 2005
I think I got this bottle from Springslicker. Pour black with a full brown head. Aroma of cocoa and roasted malt. Lightly sweet flavor full of chocolate. Light roastiness. Full bodied. I thought this beer rocked and I have no clue how old it is. Highly recommended. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2005
12 oz bottle thanks Sammy. Pitch black beer with a thin brown head. Sweet plummy aroma, roast, molasses and a touch of toast. Creamy texture. Flavour is sweet and slightly fruity, licorice and a touch of pine as well. Toast and faint vanilla along with moderate roastiness. A bit thin, but still good. joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
Black w/ thin, frothy brown foam. Roasty notes of bitter chocolate & coffee on the nose w/ hints dark fruit. Medium feel-thin for style. Fairly simple flavour of chocolate & coffee w/ a light bitterness.