daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown pour, chocolate brown head. Flavor has a lot of chocolate, a good dose of roasted malt, some molasses hints, espresso beans. A nice brew.
trapped (752) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Inky black with small foamy tan head, chocolate aroma, bitter mocha taste, long bitter finish. A bit too bitter for may taste. I will never have mail order beer again, since all the gas has escaped!
baraciisch (1811) - USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black in color... Aroma of sweet chocolate... Flavor is more thin than you'd expect, more roasted malt than chocolate... Hints of coffee bitterness on the finish... Pretty good
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tgncc (2774) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is roast, earth chocolate, chalk. he appearance is deep brown, light tan head. The flavor is sour milk, earth, roasty, cocoa, chocolate. The finish is earthy, minerals, roasty. Medium in body. Interesting. Not s much chocolate, and more earth than expected. Good overall.
tightslice (175) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like chocolate soda served alongside roasted chocolate crackers topped with dark chocolate cocoa nibs.
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Charlie’s place in Encinitas. Pours clear brown with a creamy beige head. Ashy roast aroma. Light sweet flavor with further ash, chalky cocoa, earth, tobacco and dirty leaves. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry, burnt malt finish with charred leaves, tobacco, bitter baking cocoa and dirt. So so.
skoisirius (1632) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Church Key in SF last week. Nice roasty malts and darker cocoa powder smell on the aroma. Flavors bring out a nice sweeter chocolate up front, while the mid-palate has a bit of vanilla tastes going on. The heartier flavors come out towards the finish with a nice burnt toast roast and burnt chocolate. Really enjoyed this. Let it warm up for sure!
fcjack1 (134) - Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Bottle from world beers. Pours black with a light tan head. Strong, sweet chocolaty aroma. Taste is even more chocolaty with some black cherry finish. Tasty brew.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Pizza Port bottle shop. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Has some dark chocolate on the nose. The taste has this chalky bitterness that is off putting when paired with chocolate. Not feeling this one.
hallinghansen (1940) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Real Madrid vs. Valladolid. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Milk chocolate, light coffee, cocoa powder, roasted malt, light hops. Cocoa powder and creme brulee flavour. Waterish mouthfeel.