wlajwl (5830) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma and flavor is chocolate, dark malts and a warning alcohol/sweetish finish.
charule (2178) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Pudditane. Poured black thin tan head. Aroma really roasty choc. Light carb med bod. Taste really roasty bitterpine
Itzjerm (2316) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2016 Bomber: Very similar. Lots of burnt grain. Some dark burnt coffee and no barrel.
At Brewery: Very little barrel comes thought this beer. No barreled Carmel. Light hop and burnt flavors. Thin head. Sad on this one
emusche (204) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with thin but clingy head. Aromas of treacle, coffee, Belgian malts and anise. Taste is molasses, some woodiness, coffee and malt. A little too much molasses and notes of alcohol that don't seem to translate into the actual ABV. Somewhat disappointing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jrodooo5 (1508) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent pour & enticing aroma w/ a bit of a bitter taste. The palate is ok but the beer is quite drinkable. Pretty tasty stuff!
Marheb (5005) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(En fût à la brasserie): Fumé, anisé, mentholé mais surtout très fudge. Le corps est assez gras et la finale adéquatement sèche. Très solide.
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black coloured body with a thick, four centimetre tall rich brown head that fades relatively fast to a small, half centimetre layer of brown. Aroma of licorice, anise, toasted malt, bourbon, oak, vanilla and a herbal layer at the very end. Full-bodied; Strong vanilla and pungent sweetness with a lot of anise, some toasted malt, oak dryness and even some rye and grain flavours as well. Aftertaste shows some well-layered flavours with a robust sweetness, smooth oak and vanilla flavour and well-hidden alcohol which is nice, especially with a bit of age, too. Overall, a nice beer to try, better than I was expecting with the ratings and a smooth and robust beer for the style! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 25-April-2014 for US$12,00 sampled at home in Washington on 01-November-2015.
mansquito (5457) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Avenue Pub, New Orleans tap to a to-go cup: Pours oil with brown head that leaves everlasting lacing. Yes, this does stain. Aroma is milky chocolate, molasses, wood, tons of sugar. Taste is somewhat sweet with relatively little bitterness. Loads of chocolate and wood as well. Good.
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of me. Black color, brown head. Stains the glass, in a good way, I guess. Aroma of rich Dark chocolate. Taste is cocoa and coffee grounds.
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep black body with dark tan sheen. Rich dark chocolate, tobacco, dark coffee, smoke, light ash aromas. Smooth soft mouthfeel. Nice dark chocolate, lightly tart dark fruit flavors with espresso coffee, tobacco, vanilla___lingering dry black malt finish----very good.