TaxiDriver (1830) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle. Roasted / burnt heavy dark malt, dark body with an off-white small head, mostly dimishing. Dry & Bitter (all of the time), quite long duration. Medium body, flat carbonation and a creamy texture. bdigital (659) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Deep cherry-wood color with no head. Malt dominates the aroma with some fruity characteristics and an underlying chocolaty sweetness. Thin, chocolate malty flavor. Not much else going on in this one. Simple, but good. Prcaus (159) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Bottle-Discount Liquors Voorhees NJ-Pours a deep dark black with no head. Aroma/taste is a very sweet malt with slight hops and nice chocolate hint. Overall fairly enjoyable lukewarm cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 500 mL bottle, but a new style, thinner, unlike the old bottle shape, which i preferred aesthetically. Pours milky black with toffe colored head. Roasted chocolate and toffee are on the nose. Wonderful mouthfeel for a stout, toasted chocolate, mocha malts gracefully milk themselves over the palate. A slight piney/hoppy tinge echoes in the back of the mouth at the end An almost chewy, smokey finish which makes me want to brush my teeth after drinking, but I like the flavor too much. An excellent stout! altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Bottle at home. Dark toasty colour. Wooden aroma. Deliscious. Taste of chocolate, licorice, bread, toffee. Reminds me of a Guinness. Maybe a bit too raspy at the end. But very good nonetheless. Toasty!
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2007
Not too bad at all. Big smokey and caramel aromas lead to a complex taste experience. A little better than the Murphy’s or Guinness standard fair but a notch below Beamish to be sure. KingofCastle (208) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 Better than Murphys & Guiness, but lacking compared to Beamish. Very earthy and big smoke tones. St. Peters seems to be making some tasty brews, their organic ale is also complex and drinkable. smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Served cold, from bottle. Dark brown with slight reddish hue. Decent off-white head. Very sweet flavor, lots of malts, chocolate is not overwhelming. Nice sweet-to-slightly-bitter taste, with moderate alcohol presence. An unsuspectingly good beer. sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - JUN 21, 2007
(Bottle) Large, light brown head. Dark appearance. Roasty aroma. Strong roast and chocolate flavor. Good beer, will have again. davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 19, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2007 Appearance: nice dark color with reddish tones. Medium head, beige color, but few persistent.
Aroma: highly toasty, sweet malty, with common touches of the style such as bitter chocolate, grain coffee and candy. The cereals seem recently toasty. Reminiscences of cacao liquor, vintage wine and truffle. Spicy like of clove and nut.
Flavor: mainly toasty and malty; sweet with reminiscences of grain coffee, handcrafted bitter chocolate, candy, black olives, “alfajor”, truffle and ripe-dark-fruits; such as, figs and plums. Sweet start, finish with persistent bitterness of roast cereals and light metallic sensation. Liquory and winy (merlot). Fascinating toasty.
Palate: Medium to full body, with silky and viscous texture. Low carbonation.
Very good beer, persistent toasty flavor, good balance.