Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick, dark, almost muddy black with a cocoa head. Aroma brings smoky barbecue, roasted malts, and coffee. Body is a bit thicker with sweet roasted malty notes, smoky barbecue notes, and chocolate. Quite nice.
sonnycheeba (5090) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tasting event. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma and flavor are dark chocolate, roasted coffee, faint caramel and toast, and some faint dark fruit notes. Medium/full body.
wombat23 (698) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Ginger Man, NYC. Dark brown, almost black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Acidic and alcoholic finish.
Jow (3461) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at gingerman. Deep dark pour small purple head. Nose is chocolate and malt. Tastes of fudge, motor oil, cola, cocoa powder, malty, red wine residue, and brown sugar. Rich and thick palate.
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Tusky’s - pours pitch with a tan head that vanishes as it warms. Love the coffee beef jerky sweetness happening with this one. Has a nice smoothness to the finish. Nice!
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tuscarora mill. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Doesn't leave much lacing in the glass. Lots of chocolate on the nose. Nice roasted malt on the nose with a touch of sweetness balanced by some nice hop presence. Hides it's booze well. Nice!
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brownaler (547) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong coffee aroma with a bold chocolate malt. Finish is smooth and velvety. M
pras (577) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with aromas of roasty malt and chocolate. Flavor is more of the same, very rich and sweet. Mouthfeel is silky. Sweetness hides the alcohol well.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[7203-20150501] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Roasted wood chips and fruity roasted nuts aroma. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Fruity wooden roasted bread flavour. Medium body. Seems almost infected? (7/3/5/3/12) 3.0
(w/ jercraigs, mds)
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 fl oz bottle. This is one darn good beer. Appearance is black, pure black. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee, and lots of chocolate. Taste is similar, with some slight hints of alcohol. Palate is medium, not too thick. Overall, a really nice beer, very drinkable, right up my type of beer.
Huhzubendah (3488) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Near black body with a thin ring of beige head. Aromas of charred malt, roast, smoke. Sweet malt with medium alcohol presence. Perhaps an over abundance of burnt / charred malt. Low carbonation with notes of melted chocolates and booze. Decent in small quantities. Could use a few tweaks.