Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thinner, reddish brown head. This has an aroma thats a little sweet, with vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and toffee, with the vanilla standing out the most. The taste retains that mildly sweetness found in the nose. Its rich as advertised as well. There is a good mixture of coffee and vanilla. These are complimented with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and hints of plum. The aftertaste is coffee. Lighter in body, with a syrupy texture, and lacking much in carbonation. This one is tasty and goes down very easily. Recommended.
1pintatatime (112) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Big foamy head. Aroma is full of chocolate and coffee. Flavor follows suit with a great blend of dark chocolate, coffee, maybe a hint of anise. Great mouthfeel throughout. Nice long, dry finish.
Patrickctenchi (4795) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a small brown head.
Chocolate, light coffee aroma.
Taste is mild coffee, roast, chocolate.
A bit of dark fruit...plum....
Slight coffee-ground bittering.
Dry finish, very mild-mannered and easy drinking.
arnold931 (846) - Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with very little head and lacing. Mild aroma of coffee and chocolate and some dark fruit. Taste is a little coffee and chocolate and plum or prune. Good but tastes more like a porter.
drpimento (2481) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent! Appearance is a thick velvety tan head that lasts forever; lots of lace and an opaque brown black color. Aroma at first is just dry dark roasted coffee and then the mall to comes on and I pick up more of vanilla and Cocoa and toffee. Flavor is like aroma; carbonic Tang is upfront but toned down there's a bit of sweetness but also tonedown; lovely beer. Body is perfect.
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kaser (4063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very malty aroma on this one. Chocolate, cocoa, coffee, earthy and a little bitter. Oily and a little licorice taste. 12oz bottle share pour at home.
Christpuncher (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super black coffee start with a sweet black coffee finish. Had a bottle pour which is black wig a tan head. Had a kasers
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wlajwl (4610) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is coffee, dry/dark malts and a hint of fruit/acidity. The flavor is coffee, chocolate, dark malts, fruit and a dryish/acidic finish.
LilBeerDoctor (3525) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 On tap at Ale Asylum. Pours black with a thick chocolate colored head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, toffee, roasted malt. Flavor of rich liquor-laden chocolate syrup, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla. SO chocolatey! It is like dessert in a glass. Not the artificial tootsie roll chocolate either- rich dark chocolate and dark chocolate fudge. Heavenly.
Dogbrick (9425) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Inky black color with a medium creamy tan head that dissipates steadily to a wispy film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied with a strong charred malt character and notes of coffee and cocoa. The finish is roasty with a coffee and malt aftertaste. Above average overall.