Updated review 05/10
This time the 12 oz version as pictured in the BA db. Note to self – check up on the different versions of this beer; contract brewed??
Still has a nice liquor, rich note with some decent sherry. Alcohol is present but warming and has a nice feel. Definitely has the sugary molasses taste that the other bottle had.
Original review 11/08
22 oz bomber, the original.
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Jet black, Guinness colored body that lacks the presence of almost any red or brown highlights. Minimal head and lace that falls down to form a thin film on the surface of the beer. Nice color, but outside of that not exactly a stunning appearance.
Nice roasty, nutty nose.
Very smooth and drinkable, and in fact these are definitely the greatest assets of this brew. An almost RIS like taste in terms of the alcohol taste and richness. Light molasses but with a clean edge but it still comes across as sweet – I like it. It grows on me as it warms and as the 22 oz disappear!
Nice stout that is drinkable more than anything else but surprises me a little with its lofty BA “top 100” entry.