alexsdad06 (10641) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have nice coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, some roasted malt, sweet malts, I had the barrel aged version first and think they are similar since the barrel was mild, solid. williamstome (1961) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Dark brown pour, nice brown head. Rich coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste follows but weaker. Homer321 (5168) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Draft. Snifter. Strong coffee aroma. Light fudge. Taste is all coffee and a medium mouthfeel. Light tobacco. Decent enough. Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 14, 2017
Bottle. Delicious creamy and roasted brew with lots of coffee and roasted malts banging around. juiceisloose (1526) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2017
500 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black in color and topped small beige colored head of foam that settles in slowly to a thin film that leaves spots of lace as it dissipates. The aroma shows notes of fresh, dark roasted coffee, bitter sweet chocolate, dark roasted malts, and a touch of milk chocolate and toasted nuts. The flavor shows much the same with the earthy, dark roasted coffee and bitter sweet chocolate up front along to go with ample roast from the malts and earthy bitterness from the coffee. Medium plus in body and smooth with subtle carbonation that leads to a bitter sweet mocha finish. Solid and well executed coffee stout.
NikkTwist (3307) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2017 Draft at Bru Craft. Black pour. Light brown head. Scattered lace. Wonderful soft dark mocha flavors. Chocolate cream pudding. Elegant espresso. Notes of liquorice, molasses, and charcoal. Full-bodied. A work of art! So easy drinking for such grand a stout! onceblind (10322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Black pour with a thin light khaki foamy head. Lovely deep dark malty and dark chocolaty syrup aroma with a spike of subtle coffee and roast and some kind of dark sugar. Rich flavor that’s as dark as the nose but also as chocolaty with some bittersweet dark chocolate and a little coffee roastiness throughout. Bold and slightly boozy warm but flavorful and rich. migwell (366) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2017 So, I walk into a bar and a guy sez to me, ’I hear you’re reviewing craft beers on ratebeer.’ and I reply, ’What’s it to ya, bub?’ and he sez, ’What the hell am I supposed to make of a craft beer review posted on a site owned by Budweiser?’ I had nuttin’ to say at that point, but the more I thought about it, the more I cried into my beer. Sad. Travlr (25821) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2017
Draft at Brawleys. Dark maroon brown color beige head with good retention and lacing. Earthy coffee aroma. Taste is rich coffee cocoa licorice. Delicious. nearbeer (5559) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2017
500 ml. bottled 02/15/2017 indicates 9.5% abv not 10 as currently indicated. Ebony with an enduring thin film of cream. Smell is cocoa, mild coffee and a bit of toasted walnut and berry. Flavors of espresso, cocoa, berry, and touches of vanilla and toasted almond. Medium-plus body has a nice balance but an explosive fizzy carbonation that detracts a bit.