Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Balck and nice light brown head. Roasted Chocolate aroma. Dark chocolate and toffee. Creamy malts. Ends a little watery but good coffee bitter follows.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful frothy light brown head on a black body. The aroma is roasted with a sourish tone and notes of sweet chocolate. Flavor is hard roasted malty with lots of chocolate and some hops plus a strange tone of sour malt. Foamy mouthful. Definately good, but lacks a bit of balance.
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - APR 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 This is a true gem. Like a rich chocolate dessert that appeals to all the senses. This brew is pure satisfaction. Delicious and joyful. Can you tell I like it? yumm.....
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the NITROCAN, which I’m told is much better than out of the bottle so I feel lucky. Had it at the totally awesome and well stocked Stuff Yer Face in New Brunswick, NJ.
So many times at various places I have passed up the Y’sDCS...but not this night.
Creamy. Delish. Chocolatey. Wateriness mentioned by others not present.
Get the NITROCAN
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is not very strong, noticed chocolate(malts), banana and some alcohol. Colour is very dark brown, nice tan head. Flavor is complex, dark chocolate, coffee, some ash as well. Not as wellbodied as I expected, finish is a touch on the watery side.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was quality. from the bottle. yummers and lots of chocolatre and lots of orange. lots of flavor, or at least more than i thought. oatmeal hints but maybe that was leftover from the oatmeal youngs i had before i drank this. very malty.
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Black beer with a tan head that quickly disappeared. Aroma of chocloate and roasted coffee. Flavor starts with bitter chocolate and a hint of coffee. Finish is cocoa-like. Fairly thin body.
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Looks great, poured dense black with good sized light tan head which lasted well and left some lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, hints of milk, treacle (sweet malt I guess) and rum soaked raisins. Not so much sweetness in the taste, more like dark chocolate with a little extra bitterness thrown in. Slight burnt taste towards the end as well. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy as expected, but became a little watery as the beer warmed and the carbonation receeded. Will come back and re-rate this after my beer tastebuds mature a little.
jb (3014) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a tan head. The head had nice lacing and color. The aroma was cinammon, chocolate and coffee. At first it seemed there was too much chocolate malt, the palate was too sweet , not enough hop balance. But it got better as it went. These heavy stouts usually do. I’d buy it again.
antibeersnob (29) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark with a thick dark tan head. Lite chocolate and coffee aromas and taste. A good specialty stout, but I wouldn’t call it luxurious. The bottle’s copy leads you to think its gonna be fuller and creamier than it actually is, and that leaves you a bit dissappointed in the end.