Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Very dark, with a nice brown head. Dark chocolate scent. Commercial description seems to be pretty accurate on this one. Both coffee and dark chocolate are certainly noticable in the taste. Becomes acidic as it warms. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2004
Quite sweet and lush bodied for a "dry" stout. Roasty and slightly chocolatey. Enjoyable, but nothing outstanding. stephen louis (165) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
On the pour: very dark but not black,the head is very small(too small for style) and faded fast.good lacing.A wack of malt in the nose,burnt malt.
On taste: Its good.I thought it would be bitter because of the nose.It is not.Lots of Carmel,malt,and a sweet rotten fruitiness to it,that is very nice.It is simple and good.The finish trys for chocolate and falls a little short.Hops add a tiny amount of bitterness and (lemon?).
All in all another good beer by a impressive brewery.This beer has more carbonation then my glass would indicate,but it is underbodied(is that a word?) for the style.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2004
sweet roasted aroma, milky with hidden roastiness and a slightly bitter palate YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Opaque black body with a quickly fading tan head. Bitter chocolate and coffee to the nose. Some caramel and molasses added in the taste. People sell Sprecher short. This wasn't bad at all.
flemdawg (561) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Malty aroma, along with molasses, coffee, carmel, and cocoa. Very dark, but some light will make it appear red just around the edges. Also a carbonated head, much like a pop that quickly dissappeared. Molasses was the first thing I noticed when I took a sip, but the hop bitterness took over after that. Some coffee and chocolate made a breif stint in there as well. Kind of thin on the tounge. This was my birthday present to my self, and I think I could have done a better job, but still not bad. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Had this on tap at Irish fest, I thought it was great, a fantastic rich mocha, dark choclate taste, mouthfeel a little thin, aftetaste heavenly. I get the impression the bottled stuff may not be as good. TChrome (1469) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2003
Very attractive in the glass, this as other dry stouts is a bit thin on the palate. Nice sweet malty flavor. Repeatable. badgerben (5121) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Eh, not too bad. The commercial description actually does an accurate job. It's not an exceptional stout, but it is better than most. I'd rather have a Guinness or Beamish. raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Looks just like it's picture above.Not as black as leads to believe though.Dark mahogany at the darkest. Aroma is very bittersweet(not from overloading hops),burnt,and some earthy hop notes. Mouthfeel seemed watery at first but after a few sips,this is a pretty thick brew. Excellent cocoa,caramel,burnt flavors with a long,lingering bittersweet finish. Seems to be a good stab to me.