DukeofYork (44) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
Looks like crude oil (completely opaque) poured, very little head... although bubbles are apparent within. Oily/sweet malt/rye bread/brakish aroma. Sour sweetness (not to the extent of Guinness FES), some bready/chewy malt. Pumpernickle...Cocoa. Very smooth mouthfeel ... some alcohol rises to nose. Sweet roast stays in the mouth ... good stuff, but a bit too thin. aracauna (3592) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2004
Pours a not-quite-opaque black, brown around the edges. The head is weak and fades into a weather pattern. The aroma is odd. Something like a chocolate-flavored sour cream. That sour cream thing had me concerned, but at the first sip, I noticed no sourness and I never did pick up a sourness in the flavor. The flavor is heavy on the cream, slight coffee and chocolate. The mouthfeel is slick and oily. Quite the interesting beer. madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2004
Bottled: Dark black brown coloured. Uneven light brown head. Coffee, some fruits, chocolate in the aroma. Flavour is well roasted. Is sweet and have notes of cocoa and coffee. Smooth and pleasant, but imo a bit vague. Have a dry roasty finish. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Sweet, chocolatey aroma, mildly roasty with hints of coffee and burnt sugar. Solid ebony color, largely opaque with a slight, subsiding head. Lots of malty chocolate flavor, progressing to a toasty, coffeeish, and lightly hopped finish and drying out a bit. Palate is smooth, effervescence low, with a medium body and rather thin mouthfeel. Overall, mellow but pleasant and highly quaffable. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2004
No pop when I opened the cap, dark chocolate aroma with a hint of fig or raisin, thick sweet chocolate and raisin taste with a very bitter aftertaste. Stayed bitter the whole way. Wouldn't call it smooth.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2004
Black body topped by smallish creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasty, chocolate, light cherry, cream. Taste is medium sweet, milked coffee, finishing coffee bitter. Creamy medium body with mild acidity. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Pours pitch black with a thin brown head. Sweet chocolate malt aroma. Light carbonation. Sweet on the tongue. More chocolate and coffee notes. Semi-full mouthfeel. A nice beer. Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2004
Bottle. Black with brown head. Aroma and flavor-wise it is quite discrete (coffee, chocolate). Well-balanced with slightly bitter finish. Full, creamy (yes :-)) almost chew-able. Very pleasent. bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Poured a deep dark brown with a medium sized dark tan head. Nice burnt chocolate malt aroma. Taste is of roasted chocolate malt and coffee, with some nice bitterness. not overly creamy, but has a fairly full-bodied mouthfeel. A very solid stout. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 Bottle. Quiet sweet and a little bit cloying, Oaty, cereally malt, couple with sweet caramel and chocolate, some lactic acidity, ashy finish, pretty tasty, but sweet.