MacBoost (1775) - Penfield, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost black with little appreciable head. Aromas of powdered cocoa, some cigarette butts, some ashtrays. Pretty authentic bar ambiance. Taste is similar...cigarette butts, some tar, cocoa. Finishes semi-dry with a bitter chocolate kiss. I like this a whole bunch, mostly because I love the cigarette butt taste in beers.
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Proof. Black pour. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Tastes are cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, floral. Chocolate bitterness. Lively creamy palate. Fairly straightforward, but very nice and crisp. Can’t believe it’s almost 10%. Covers it well.
b3shine (8194) - Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good; a dark cola with foamy light beige head. Smells of dark malt with a somewhat sweet backbone. Some floral notes in there too. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable, and doesn’t drink like 9+%.
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Aroma is roast, burnt, tobacco, chocolate, and light floral. Taste is light to moderate bitter and sweet, mostly burnt. Finish is average.
topherh (1924) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nearly black with an off white head. Aroma is cocoa and coffee. Flavor is sweet malts, roasty, coffee, chocolate, and some floral notes.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with a large foamy tan lacing head. Aroma of chocolate, toasted malt, floral and herbal notes. Flavor of milk chocolate, orange candy slices, honey, floral notes. Really dry and abv well hidden.
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque black on tap with thin tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, not a whole lot else. Taste has more going on, bit still a bit flat; roast, slight sweetness, odd floral notes. Nothing spectacular at all, one of the first misses on the collaboration front.
Patrickctenchi (6096) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly black with a thick, dark tan head.
Coffee and flower aroma.
Chocolate bitter, herbals....coffee flavours.
Creamy and smooth.
Cola notes, dark fruit, licorice.
PhillyCraft (5925) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Christine, poured black with beige head. Aromas and taste exhibit way too much roast and bitter ash. Lots of tobacco, burnt malt, chocolate, coffee and grass. Body was thick with the booze being barely detectable. This was alright, maybe a bit too aggressive on the smoke notes.
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear dark brown body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, some blueberry. Taste is moderately sweet, plum, some roast, light flower. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some stickiness.