Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2006
So this one pours a basic black color with an extremely thin tan head that goes away in not time even with an aggressive pour. The aroma is full of rich coffee smells and is very roasty. The flavor is like that good smack in the face a cup of black coffee can give you followed by some lactic sweetness and a bit of chocolate. Extremely robust and enjoyable as all hell. This is a fantastic stout. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Dark brown with ruby highlights in color and a small tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts,toffee,coffee notes and roasted malt. Flavor is fruity,sweet, roasted malt,coffee,chocolate and mellow hops. Body is is creamy and medium-full. xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2006
A very nice, coffee falvored, hopped beer. A very satisfying beer. Not overwhelmingly anything, but at least satisfying. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
I enjoyed this stuff. Poured a dark brown with a pretty good (but fizzy) tan head. Nice chocolate, coffee, malt, caramel aroma. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, hops, a little fruit, and oats. Medium mouthfeel. Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2006
It came in a bottle shaped like a pint whiskey flask, I couldn’t resist. The first pour was into a 12 oz. glass. The head disappeared before I set the bottle down. A strong malt flavor filled and coated my mouth. It was smooth with strong coffee and chocolate characteristics. The late arriving hops mellowed out the flavorand left a pleasant aftertaste. It seemed flat, lacking in carbonation. Foreshadowed by the lack of a head. Perhaps I had a bad bottle.
thomat (3860) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2006
Dark brown, almost black, with a thick ligt brown foam. Tones of licorice, coffee and chocolate. Medium to full body with long bitter finish. JaegerMonster (13) - Willowbrook, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Pours a thick black with a flimsy but very tall light brown head. Smells more of chocolate than it tastes. Earthy hazelnut, chocolate and coffee with fruity undertones. Leaves a bit of a lingering bitterness, but worth it. Very drinkable and enjoyable and the flask bottle is a nice touch. voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2006
Pours very black with a brown creamy head. Sweet caramel, chocolate and dark cherry aroma. Mouthful is very sweet and thick, flavour of mocha, fruits. Sweet and bitter oatmeal finish. UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Over here on the West Coast, we have a lot of hoppy beers. Thus, when I think stout beer, I think of lots of bitter. This was a lot smoother than what I am used to, and I enjoyed that. It had the coffee and chocolate, but with a gentle approach. iloveoberon (4) - Flint, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2006 does not count
Dark amber color with a nice creamy head. Upon first sip I actually didn’t like it. I felt it was very bitter and tasted terrrible. Then I kept drinking. After I got used to the flavor, it is amazingly complex and tasty. It tasted like dark choclate with black coffee, mixed with burnt wood. It is very good. I would certantly suggest trying this beer if you enjoy strong bitter beer.