Pinball (12063) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
clear dark brown, thick small orange head.
aroma is chocolate, dark caramel toffee, too much chocolate filling aroma.
flavor is sugary sweet, chocolate, sweet malts, cofee. flavor lots less cloying than aroma as i see it. yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Pours a sexy black/opaque with medium brown head that is quite thick at first and recedes to a nice one finger layer for awhile.
Nose is exceptional. This could seduce any non-beer drinker into having a sip. Reminds me of one of those chocolate cheesecakes, creamy/milky fresh with overflowing chocolate "sweet" aromas. There’s some nougat and coffee in there too. So, so seductive nose.
On the palate the body is good with plenty of cocoa, coffee, roasty flavors, with some alcohol warmth. I suppose it is higher than many Imperial stouts. Hops help to balance some but who cares - the chocolate & coffee are to die for! Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle, the wife grabbed a good one. Aroma is mainly coccoa. Pours an almost opaque black but I can see the light!! Flavor starts out like a piece of choco only to tail off to a nice coffee. Palate is full and tasty. Overall, I wish I had another bottle. blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle [22oz] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark brown with an average size diminishing creamy tan head. Good lacing. Aroma’s quite sweet along with a fuckload of chocolate, some roasted malt and a bit of coffee. Somewhat overly sweet chocolatey flavour along with roasted malt, some coffee and hops in the finish. Alcohol’s pretty well hidden. Medium bodied. Pretty good but a bit too much in the sweet chocolate department for me. thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Bomber, shared. Pours a deep brown with a reddish tint on the edges of the glass and a medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and a bit of roasted malt. Taste is almost too strong, with chocolate and roasted malt in front exploding into a coffee and hop bitterness. Alcohol barely detectable, and the smoothness belies its 11% content. It’s amazing that I love beers like this and refuse to drink coffee, but I don’t ask questions, I just drink the beer.
douglas88 (9064) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2009
22oz bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is nice; strong cocoa and sweet vanilla, roasted cocoa. The flavor is very good; sweet caramel, cocoa, chocolate, milky and smooth. A rich decadent impy for sure. A true dessert brew. Very good. bhensonb (15098) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Pours very dark brown/black with a large fluffy tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate over coffee and darker fruits. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and burnt toast in that order. Finishes quite delicious like "mocha", but in a thick dark way. Yum! Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours a tan ring of head with a dark brown body. Mostly chocolate, fruity, faint coffee bean aromas. Chocolate, malt sweet, roasted, flavors leads into a coffee, sticky, dry finish. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours black with a tan head. Has aromas of chocolate, coffee, and hints of dark fruit. Flavor leans towards espresso but the chocolate is clearly present in the background. Smooth on the palate with a creamy mouthfeel and a roasted bitterness to the finish. redtechnj (315) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Pours a deep dark brown...almost black with a medium size tan head. Aroma is Belgian chocolate with a hit of coffee. Big bittersweet chocolate and expresso flavors...very creamy. A thick heavy beer with big, huge flavors. My second Blackwater series beer and both were home runs!