jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
on tap-pours a big brown head and black color. Aroma is coffee/ash/roasty. Taste is coffee/ash/roasty-dark malt, bitter, some earthy hops. Drying. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Draft… Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, wispy, beige head. Good retention. Espresso beans and cocoa nibs waft up from the glass. Medium to full-bodied with zesty carbonation. The flavor is mostly of finely ground deep-roast coffee... burnt, bitter, ashy and acrid. Crisp, charred, bitter finish. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
On Tap at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Fruit and coffee aromas. White head. Black hoppy and strong in alcohol with a crisp and bitter coffee roast finish. RobertDale (6755) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with an average tan head. Aroma of malt and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, and a bit of chocolate. Decent. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2005
GABF 2005: Opaque with a outstanding creamy head and lace. The aroma has notes of espresso, chocolate and burnt malts, earthy esters and an interesting grape twang. The taste is bittersweet mocha , coffee, and smoke with a fruity background. A nice bitter hop finish evens out the sweetness. The mouthfeel was a tad weak considering the flavor. A nice surprising beer and an above average stout indeed.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2005
Perfumey fully malty nose offers a broad range of dark fruits that underline the potent highly roasted espresso and earthy chocolate malts. The pour is black, rather opaque and proposing an enormous, fully lacing ivory head. Traces of molasses and vanilla upgrade the complexity further and beg for a first sip. Tartish wet cigar old hops don’t quite provide the balancing bitterness I needed to compensate for the sweet and lactic flavors that give the impression that a lot happens through their fighting with the heavy coffee laden roastiness. I’m not the biggest fan here, but it smells very good. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. The body was black with a little bit of red at the edges. The typical dense nitro head sat on top. The aroma was light molasses and chocolate. The taste was relatively dry with some cocoa hints and bread crust. Nitro just destroys an otherwise decent beer. jandd1983 (4550) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2014
On tap at the brewery. It poured a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. The aroma was of fresh-brewed coffee with some earthy notes. The taste was of coffee, cocoa and a hint of tobacco. The coffee was not overwhelming, a very balanced beer. thegreenrooster (4518) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice roastnwitha good amount of coffee mixed in. Flavor is again decent mix of roasted malt and coffee. The coffee is not overpowering so those not high on coffee flavor would probably enjoy this. A well made stout with a decent mix of malt and coffee. LilBeerDoctor (4147) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thick light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, maple, and espresso. Flavor retains the coffee notes quite well, also with sweet and roasted malt. Great coffee presence! Yum!