vanvenlo (1284) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
McCoppins bottle(12-Oct-2014)Sweet malt plum aroma.Dark brown,good head&suds lace.Sweet malt plum flavour.Caramel light roast malt flavour.Light choc malt finish&herbal aftertaste.
StevieT (701) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Faint roasted aroma, very dark brown with minimal head, very fruity with a little bitterness. It’s quite good.
TattooJack (139) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought 3 bottles poured them all (one at a time) into a pint glass. Nice dark color, couple fingers of tan head. Tastes malty but not really sweet, which is good. Easy drinking, nice buzz after 3.
AgentAle (744) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and toffee. Taste is medium rich malts with slight bitterness. Not overly deep flavors. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
kacarlton (13) - - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surprisingly smooth flavor on the front end with chocolatey and nutty aroma. Creamy thick head and dark chocolate in color. You can taste the chocolate and caramel notes and the finish is slightly tart.
bpar73 (513) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Dark malt, chocolate and toffee in the aroma and taste. A nice brown.
radio_nowhere (901) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Frank and Lola’s in Bartlesville, OK poured into a pint glass. Deep brown color with light tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, nuttiness, caramel, light chocolate and fruity/earthy note. Taste adds notes of dried fruits, molasses, light coffee and spicy/earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation with light roast finish. Somewhat sweeter brown ale, pretty balanced and nice.
ColovianTrader (312) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild for the style, but good flavors of chocolate, roasted coffee and cream. Oily body but velvety texture.
Darth_Earl (2) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Ths introductory smell is almost nonexistent. It goes down smooth but lacks any sort of strong flavor. The only similarity to other chocolate or toffee beers is a pronounced aftertaste of old chocolate. Not very good.
mR_fr0g (3650) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home shared with Sarah picked up at GBBF for a US state tick. Aroma is nutty caramel with fermenting grass notes. Later there a quite a heavy soapy element to the nose. Nice reddy chestnut brown colour with a thin but persistent light tan head. Flavour is dark fruits, raisin and figs with burnt unrefined sugars, dry with tangy fruits in the finish. Maybe a little apple note. Palate is medium-sweet, moderate to high carbonation. lightish body. Burnt sugar and tangy fruits linger in the finish.