gruberm (270) - - APR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.
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Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Near black pour withedo, beige head. Sour, malt and tootsie roll aromas. Chocolate flavor that coats the roof of your mouth with a sour/bitterish finish.
queenholly (2414) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Sweet chocolate and light sour lactic aroma. Black with a large brown head. Tart lactic, earthy chocolate, and ash flavor. Medium body, flat carbonation, and astringent mouthfeel.
Fukito (700) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black with a small.beige head. Aroma is.restrained chocolate. Strong black chocolate with some acidulated notes. light palate and short bitter aftertaste. interesting but not my thing.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep and dark with a light brown head. Smooth, roasty malt with cocoa, coffee, and a smooth finish. Full but not heavy.
blackflag321 (387) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour to pint glass. Dark, cola appearance. Sweet, but not real heavy on chocolate.
EithCubes (4412) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose some heavy, sludgy chocolate with fruit and a touch of mineral, they really nailed the aromatic profile of a foreign stout with cocoa embellishment. Darkbrown to pitch with a short and fizzy light brown head. Taste is sweet with very light bitterness, a lot of crisp hard roast, lots of burned and flamed carbon notes, chocolate, faint astringency and mild spice (could be from the hops, not sure). Body is overly full with a little alcohol heft, could probably benefit from an addition of oats and the silk it would bring. This is just super, super big, too big really, feels like it occupies the space of a 25% beer in my throat and stomach, though the lesser alcohol that is here is actually somewhat refined and even a little classy, spiritual.
boxofrane (1704) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from craft ale house. Pours pitch black with minimum head. The aroma has milk chocolate, light coffee, light roast. The taste is bitter chocolate, light coffee. Solid palate.. Fairly thick.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours balck with a tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, dark fruit, and molasses. Sweet flavor with milk chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit. Hint of espresso. Very nice beer!
ineedbeer (425) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has some milk chocolate to it but also quite a bit of fruit esters. Lots of cherry and plum. Very faint roast note. No hops or alcohol in aroma. I also don't get any molasses.
Pours a dark brown to almost black with brown highlights on the edges. Small, light tan head that recedes very quickly.
Flavor starts with a lot of sweet milk chocolate. There is a bit of molasses in the flavor. The fruit is a bit less substantial but still a lot of cherry and plum. Medium low bitterness and light astringency. A very low roast flavor and a hint of alcohol in the back of the palate.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with low carbonation. Fairly creamy with low but noticeable astringency. Medium alcohol warmth.
Overall this is an ok beer, but the fruit esters are a but overwhelming. I think I would like a different yeast character.
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