wxman (1813) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
On tap at Global Brew. Appearance is opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is licorice and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and licorice along with some vanilla. rouhlas (3584) - GREECE - JUN 26, 2015
500ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, smoked notes, light fruity. Sweet and bitter taste, roasted coffee and chocolate like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation ajnepple (6428) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2015
500 ml bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits, poured into a small snifter. Black appearance with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, light smoke, dark chocolate, light coffee, earth. Similar flavor, rich and robust, everything comes together nicely. Medium to full body with a soft, creamy feel. Pretty smooth and fun to drink. Very nice overall. Pairing: Radiohead - Black Star sir__v (2618) - FRANCE - APR 8, 2015
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt, smoked finish. Coffee and caramel notes. Taste: good complexity, roasted malt with smoked finish. Coffee and caramel. Really nice! Aftertaste: coffee and small chocolate with smoked and roasted malt. Very good beer ! zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle, pours an opaque dark brown body with a thick brown head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malts, and light espresso. Taste is similar with a long roasted malt finish and some hoppiness/booze.
Helsdon (375) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Had this one cellared for about a year. Sorry DerWeg for sneaking in a rating after yours. Liked this one when I first tried it, so grabbed another and stuck in the basement. By this point you know it pours like a stout and looks like a stout. It has a nice nose full of espresso, some smokiness, lots of roasted malts. The taste is solid, with some of that smokiness that’s subtle and a little sweetness. Lots of roasted malts, there is that ashy, dusty flavour that seems to happen fairly often with stouts, which I don’t love, but overall well done. DerWeg (1678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Black, malty and fruity with sweet cocoa and espresso roast. Black dried fruit and malt sweetness. Smoke. Sticky malt and hay aroma. Slight grassy hops, tasty. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6563-20140801] Bottle. Roasted grainy malt aroma has a chocolate base with a mild cherry note. Brown black body with a quick foamy tan head. Roasted malt and mild dark chocolate flavour. Full body. Delicious. (8/3/8/3/16) 3.8
jonas (7549) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
Overheard: "Suck on my chocolate salty balls."
Its black allright, nice creamy eggshell head
Dark chocolate, chocolate sirup on whipped cream mouthfeel, getting a ice cream vibe here. Sweet finish with dry roast to balance. Chocolate retronasal. SuperTiti33 (888) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Noire opaque. Beau collet brun et dense. Nez: chocolat. Grain. Café froid. Réglisse. Fumé. Bouche: riche. Très ronde. Sucré avec une bonne amertume. Torréfié à souhait. Fine chaleur d’alcool. Café espresso. Fumé de tourbe présent mais loin de dominer la bière. Un peu de bois et de réglisse. Finale choco amer. Excellente.