koleminer20 (1079) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle shared by Spencer. 2014 vintage. The pour is a viscous oily black with a dark khaki cored cap of head that slowly recedes to a collar with no lace. The aroma is really sweet. There is a lot of molasses and brown sugar with a little bit of dry roast and a decent leather character. The flavor is much different. There is a smokey malt that hides the chocolate and molasses. It's really good and complex. There is a little booze and some light leather notes. The mouth feel is definitely light. The carbonation is soft and moderately velvety, with a sugary molasses that lingers for the aftertaste. Pretty good.
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ebone1988 (428) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Spencer. Aroma is smoky, leather, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, a little molasses, real nice. Appearance is thick as fuck, a black beer with a dark brown head. Taste is smoky, with a molasses character, dark fruit, cocoa, hot damn. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, but itís a great carbonation and oily. Overall, Iím satisfied to have tried it.
Christpuncher (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
So complex and absolutely incredible. Notes on sugar, chocolate and some cinnamon. Very similar to dark lord. Had a bottle pour at beer temple. Pours black and thick like motor oil.
arnold931 (885) - Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with big tan head. Nose is chocolate and maybe molasses. Taste is milk chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit. Dry finish. Good.
Sjohnh (486) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Worth going to the effort of getting one (for me, family holiday to Florida, solo drove into the night to beer store identified by ratebeer, this beer by request only...) Black, opaque, no head to speak of. Body is actually not too thick - just on the full side of medium, which makes it more drinkable than it should be for an 11% beer. Lighter than I expected, but complex - the nose has coffee, chocolate, herbs, sweet and toasted malt. Bit of Cabernet Sauvignon too. Flavour also has port and some nuttiness. An easier drink than I expected, with lots of depth and superb flavours.
Clarkdvm (295) - Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery. Pitch black pour. Bit more bitter than expected (possibly just the alcohol flavor? ). Otherwise, a tasty chocolate stout but seems overrated
DocJitsu (1299) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick, opaque, very dark brown. Surprisingly small head, but the one it has is creamy and colored brown with a reddish hue. Very dark roast and dark chocolate on the nose. Viscous on the palate. Gourmet chocolate ice cream, dark red fruit, and some cherry sweetness/tartness at the finish.
gregwilsonstl (1440) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black like oil. Cherries. Coats the glass but isnt sweet. Coffee attributes. Thick molasses. Thick body. Some espresso. Thanks ibrew2or3. Shared w Carter.
mstrcrwly (701) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle poured into a snifter..inky black with a fluffy light brown head..aroma of coffee,chocolate,dark fruits,licorice..big beer with big flavors..chocolate,coffee,licorice,lemon,dark fruits..not overly boozy..good stuff.
gEUS (1510) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at a tasting. Pours dark brown with a dark beige head. Intense molasses aroma, some liquorice and loads of roasted malts. Thick body, flavours are roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Nice.