beerlover82 (241) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Pours a nice deep brown color that quickly turns black--head lasts a minute or two, foam sticks to the glass. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Tastes thick, pretty creamy and can taste the malt, chocolate and coffee. Pretty good stout and the best offering from Troegs yet. jtclockwork (17069) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Dark black pour with a tan head. Rich, creamy stout. Regular stouts that aren’t imperial don’t get much better than this. Rated 5/13/04 Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Not an overpowering stout. Nice with a meal. Strong but not heavy. Goes nicely with a meal but also stands on it’s own. csuders (30) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2006
A dark beer with a creamy head. Very filling and a bit thick. Very cramy tasting with some choclolate flavors. I love this beer. 1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Thick tan creamy looking head that laces really well atop an ultra dark red (near black, but you can see through and see the red). The aroma is sweetly roasted, dark chocolate truffles, milk sugars. The flavor is sweet dark chocolates, very roasty, cocoa, oatmeal. Technically, this is the same style (oatmeal stout) as the St. Ambroise that we just had, but WAAAY better. The palate is a thick mouthfeel with good carbonation.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2004 Dark but not opague. Creamy, thick, off-white head with roasted character aroma. Great flavor mixed with chocolate, roasted grains, and oatmeal. Probably a great breakfast beer also.
Medium bodied with perfect level of carbonation. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Mmmm, very nice. Deep black, pretty mocha head. Nose is quite oaky with noticeable hops. Best part of this one is the aftertaste--finishes very dry with the hops, and it leaves a lingering hint of cocoa on the tongue for about 15 minutes after a drink. Dark chocolate is subdued, but quite present. Quite quaffable. DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2002
Opaque brown with thin beige head.
Nutty aroma with tones of coffee and chocolate.
Buttery flavor with peanuts and coffee. Soily dry bitterness. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2004
This was absolutely a beautiful stout. Pours dark and oily, with no light shining through at all, and a big fluffy tan head, that never dissipates. Lots of mocha, chocolate covered cherries, lots and lots of creamy oatmeal, and a syrupy mouthfeel, that would make this great with some coffee cake, as that is the taste that it makes me think of as I am drinking it. Wonderful! YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Almost opaque black with a nice tan head. Nose is roasted coffee and chocolate with faint fruity tones. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor was robust stout, rich and potent, coffee and chocolate in a nice balance. Deeeeelicious.