MadRobin (2413) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizzeria Paradiso at DuPont Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC.
Opaque, near black, ruby red brown with off-white head and fair lacing.
Aroma of toast, roast malt, chocolate, brown sugar and dark fruit.
Taste of charred toast, raisin, brown sugar, dark fruit, vanilla and, once it warmed, a little alcohol.
Medium/full body and medium/light carbonation with a nice mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bytemesis (4749) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear deep ruby brown with a small brown head and some lacing. Aroma is muted with notes of chocolate and deep roasted malt dominating. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, kahlua with mild sweetness and a medium bitter coffee finish. Heavy warming sensation in the finish from the alcohol. Full bodied and rich in the mouth.
Nickls (2001) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured with a very thin head, on a very dense nearly black body. Sweet dark chocolate, dark sweet plums and fig and some malted milk in the aroma. Quite figgy, dark bittersweet chocolate, some roast and a toasty bitter finish. Medium to heavier body with subtle carbonation.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Rich malt and toffee aroma with light coffee. Rich malt and caramel flavor with light chooclate. Medium-plus bodied. Rich malt and caramel lingers with chocolate and light roast.
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A murky brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a nice molasses chocolate with mocha coffee, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate with nice licorice and molasses notes, nice warming alcohol. On tap at When Pigs Fly, August 1, 2012
_angst_ (3648) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours very dark reddish brown, almost black, with a small creamy brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with sweet dark bread, wood, golden syrup, dark chocolate, figs, sweetened coffee, brown sugar, vanilla, cereal, raisins in rum and alcohol. Taste is very sweet, slightly bitter and malty with sweet dark rye bread, sweetened coffee, dark chocolate, toasted malts, dark honey, brown sugar, liquorice root, digs, prunes, raisins, golden syrup and alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, smooth, slightly sticky sweet and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny bitter with sweet dark bread, wood, sweetened coffee, cereal, golden syrup and hints of grass. Bit too sweet and rather unbalanced.
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours dark, dark brown with pale brown head. The aroma is malty up front with caramel, dark bread and earthy roast. Dark fruity with notes of figs, raisins and prunes. Whisper of hops. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet, light bitter and light acidic with notes of dark fruits, molasses, dark malt and earthy hops. The mouthfeel is sticky and round with a light carbonation. Light acidic, syrup and bready malty finish. Medium to full bodied.
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, MMP. Pours redish black with a nice small light brown shortlived tanned head. Aroma is sweet grapes raisins fruity malty slightly roasted; nice. Flavor is sweet malty bitter pungent fruity fidges raisins, maybe a bit too sweet. Finishes with dry bitter very malty and yet a bit sweet aftertaste.
rlgk (14380) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Originally from a trade with Cunningham. Dark amber beer with a decent beige head. Caramel aroma, bready, chocolate, toffee, figs, dades, pear, licorice notes, roasted, some cocoa. Malty licorice flavor, figs, plums, cocoa notes, only faint bitterness. Finish brings dades, figs, licorice and some alcohol.
AirForceHops (4684) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ When Pigs Fly. August 14, 2012. Poured deep black with near no head at all into a chalice. Aroma of coffee, dark fruits and some chocolate. The flavor is complex with layers of roasted malt. Semi-sweet chocolate, followed by licorice. The finish has a light hint of smoke. Toward the backside there is a faintest bit of a hop note to edge off the sweetness. Notes of deep, burnt coffee. The carbonation seems real soft. I wouldn’t call the body thin but, it isn’t full or even medium by any means. This is a sipper for sure, although I can’t directly pick up any alcohol. It went great with my meal and was a very tasty treat.