drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Had at the brewpub after a tour of the place. Not a bad beer - typical profile and tasty enough. can8ianben (1538) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2009
A little smokier than the Russian version, still a little more watery than I had hoped, but the flavor profile is fantastic. Dark dark dark. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
Tap at Standings Bar. Dark black beer with a thin brown head. Lightly sour, roasty aroma. A bit of light vegetal character up front. There is also a bit of light citrus. Flavour is just kind of non-descript. Lightly roasty with a bit of cocoa roastiness. Meh... kind of rancid and gross. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 15, 2009
(bottle - 16 oz) Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is lightly roasted but rather sweet and malty with some hints of coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is dry and roasted at the beginning with a dry and very roasty middle. Finishes bitter with some hints of coffee and burnt malts. Some light sweetness present throughout. AskForJenny (1082) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 6, 2009
16oz - Props for the pounder bottle. Dark black liquid under nice, dark brown head. Not much of a nose, hint of wood maybe with sweet malt. Some roasted malt and a coffee finish on palate. This was good, and would likely be better closer to the brewey.
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2009
From the bottle, pours black with a thick brown foamy head. Aroma is dry, not quite smokey, but gives the impression that a dryer stout is about to hit the lips. Taste is initialy smooth with some silky chocolate, followed quickly by a bitterness that hold throughout. Notes of cocoa powder and dark roasted malts, this finishes rather dry but not quite bittering. It’s....ok. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Sampled on tap at the sprecher tour (glendale, wi). Pours a deep dark blackish hue with brown notes and small cinnamon head. Aromas are light on the nose, light dry soda bread, darker malts, and a hint of chocolate. Body is thinner than expected, light notes of darker malts, chocolate, light cream, and vague dry soda bread. Finishes with minimal sweetness and a nice palate stick. Ok. redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Decent beverage. Fairly creamy, has some of the overtly grainy aspects that I associate with spent grain and the midwest. This, however, is balanced with a nice mild roasting and not too much sweetness. Overall, I’m happy with this, though it definitely could fall more on the dry side of stouts in general. mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 Deep amber color with a medium brown head. Dry flavor of roasted coffee with a mild chocolate aroma and a creamy mouth feel. DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - NOV 28, 2008
(Bottle). Lovely sweet malt aroma. Black body, light brown head. Flavor is slightly sweet, chocolate, and roasty. Lingering roasty finish.