Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering XII. Pours a very dark brown with dark tan head and chestnut highlights. Nose is sweet roasty chocolate. Very creamy chewy body. A little raisin, black malts, burnt. Very nice
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Butters) Chocolate and dark malts with hint of astringency in aroma. Almost black with small fine off white head. Sweet malty with some smokiness. Light warming and smooth. Medium body and mouth. Finish is lightly bitter and warming. Excellent.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated @ 22.4.2010.
Pours a beautiful pitch black colour with a massive brownish head. Nice lacing too. Maximum points for the appearance. Aroma is slightly hoppy and malty. Hops and malts kick in on the flavour with citrus and chocolate notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Long finish. Mrs. version is a nice light version of Mr.
Cybercat (4741) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice warm opaque sable with a thick, fine-bubbled, light tan head that sticks around for a while. Aroma is strongly of molasses and miso, with hints of chocolate and smoke. Flavor is rather sweet, but not cloying, and has nutty, molasses, smoky, caramel and chocolate components as well as a hint of coffee and a bit of hoppy bitterness. Fairly thick texture is rather smooth and fizzy, leaving behind a nice tingle.
Countbeer (5917) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Batch 114:
Very big brown foamy head, disappears slowly.
Beer color is black.
Smell coffee, liquorice, raisin, caramel, roasted malts, tar, meat and hint of chocolate.
Taste roasted malts, coffee, hints of brown sugar, hints of liquorice.
Light grassy and well bitter (not dry) aftertaste.
Very well balanced, low carbonation, silky on the tongue and a big body!
Zita (6007) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark bread, caramel,chocolate,black, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010
Hoppy aroma. White head. Dark coloured and a little rich on the palate with some alcohol present. A hint of bitterness and dryness in the finish.
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - AUG 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick black colour with a creamy brown head and lacings. Nose is roasted malts and hops.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-07-31. Black body, small foamy beige head. Aroma is alcoholic, muted dark malt. 6+ Flavour is milder than expected, dark malt, light roasty accents. 6+ Average palate. Enjoyable but surprisingly mild actually. Bottle at ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010
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Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Csakajosor.hu. Poured pitch black with a huge, beige head. Lots of roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, raisins, and hops in the aroma. Medium dense and carbonation. Slightly sweet finish that ends with a hoppy aftertaste. Excellent beer!