MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Wow! This poured an impenetrable, near-as-dammit black colour. Blacker than Toby’s it was. Not much head to speak of, just an ever so think skin of tan. Aroma smelt like coffee and malt and chocolate, in a very good way. And wasn’t the taste just the same, in a heroic, delicious way as well. Grand, smooth mouthfeel and not at all thin like some other stouts. Kudos for the usual sexy bottle (like a hip flask). Tasty and satisfying through and through. Too bad we don’t have 9.5’s on the ratings scale. adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 9/24/11.
Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into an imperial pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a coffee black with brown edges and a 1 finger creamy light tan head. Nice lacing.
Smell: Sweet cream, sweet malt, toffee and a touch of coffee. Very sweet. Smells absolutely perfect.
Taste: Vanilla and sweet malt up front followed by coffee in the middle before ending with a touch of bitter hops at the finish. Aftertaste is bittersweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Very good drinkability. You could drink a few on a cool evening.
Overall: Excellent beer overall. This is the best cream stout I’ve ever had. I highly recommend this one. Bork (455) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Gorgeous looking black brew with well balanced flavor and aroma of caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Pleasant creamy texture and sturdy body to lean without feeling too heavy. A fine example of a sweet stout indeed. Sondovia (57) - NORWAY - JAN 15, 2016
This was the best stout we have had. And for once the panel is rather unison. And the bottle in itself topped the evening!
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Pitch black with a medium, frothy, tan head that thins out very quickly; very little to no lace. On the nose: a lot of bananas & grapes at first; roasted nuts, espresso coffee, creamy/buttery malts, and a little brown sugar. Flavors are very intense and bittersweet; a lot of grapes, nuts, & coffee up front. There are some bananas, green grapes, tart apples, brown sugar, and vanilla that appear subtly during the development. It finishes strong with extra dark chocolate & hops. Once it warms up, all of the flavors get a nice bump. The bittersweet balance is maintained throughout its glass life. Full body, low carbonation, bone-dry finish. Overall, it’s delicious and awesome that this beer maintains its complexity for being at a low ABV.
tommann (3896) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a small head. Lots of milk chocolate and hints of coffee on the nose. First taste and the chocolate and coffee are there again. Mouthfeel is slightly thick, coats the mouth like cream. After taste is the same, with some dry malt. Not much boozy warmth, very easy drinking for its 6.5%. nazzty (1378) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
Really nice stout with distinct licorice notes (Basset’s liquorice?). Good creaminess and solid foam which unfortunately disappears somewhat quickly. A nice bitterness gives a long and pleasant aftertaste. beerloverny (3) - - APR 19, 2014 does not count
A very creamy stout. Unique flavor. Smooth, drinkable. Not bitter at all. Has ths following flavor notes, caramel, roasty, vanilla, woody huineman (728) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2015
Brown black with tan head.
Aroma is coffee, smoke, cocoa, caramel, even black olive.
Soft, creamy, very well balanced. Not very long-lingering.
A very elegant stout. Mrmuller6 (5) - Lima, PERU - SEP 15, 2015 does not count
One of my favourites, very smooth and black as night. Well balanced between bitter and sweet.