iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wow! Really disappointed with this beer. I got a lot of bitterness and not much flavor on the palate. Nothing smooth, sweet, coffee, chocolate, etc. I was hoping for more. The longer I let it sit the more flavor started coming to it, but it was still disappointing. I will try this again down the road to see if I just had a bad bottle.
Chudwick (2328) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
double deuce - nose is licorice, dark chocolate, and candy sugar. Sip adds a sincere yum. Aftertaste is what the coffee must have tasted like in Twin Peaks when "a fish took a liking to my percolator". Lots of flavor and decent taste, but the body is thin. Nice bitter finish that is complex. Odd aftertaste, if you didn’t get that from the fish comment.
bigericsports (20) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown almost black with a decent mocha head. Nice lacing which lasts. Sweet chocolate, caramel, light coffee. Nice creamy mouth feel. Great finish.
koleminer20 (870) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a dark brown bordering on light black with a very light tan head and some decent lace. The aroma is pretty good. There is a good roast and a nice dark chocolate to accompany a good fig presence and a nice dark fruit addition. The flavor has a little dark fruit, some roast and then it turns to water. There is a hint of licorice and then it falls apart. The mouth feel is thin and watery. Carbonation wouldn't, and doesn't, help this one out. The aftertaste is lightly chocolatey and nothing else. For the aroma this packed, it's amazingly disappointing.
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ebone1988 (300) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, heavy. Appearance is black, light brown head. Taste is...a mess. Starts as you’d expect, finishes like...no flavor. I’m blown away. Mouthfeel is the same, I feel like the aftertaste is from my last beer. Finishes so quickly. Overall...not good.
VinegarStroke (319) - Napa, California, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear, very dark brown to black. with good head & lace. This beer has a great aroma. Chocolate, anise, spice & roast. Off dry to dry, not sour but very better. This beer has massive flavor & a great creamy texture. The rich mouthfeel really balanced the bitterness.
Love the length & the depth of flavor. Chocolate, coffee & roasted spice.
wchesser (1338) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black brown wit medium body. Nose of dark malts, light coffee, green hops. Dark malts, cof fee and cocoa flavors, green vegetal hops. Terrific creamy mouthfeel with high carbonation. More like a black IPA to me, but whatever is good stuff.
gegwilson (1751) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in the Swan in the Rushes, Loughboroug. Pours black with a tan head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Loads of flavour. Treacle, chocolate, coffee, tar. Long lingering bitter finish. Good body. Excellent.
TylerGreenDC (490) - - JAN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Huge coffee aroma. Flavors of raisin, fig and espresso. Strikingly clean finish. Old school, still works.
badpuppy69 (285) - orange, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black amber around the edges in light. Huge tan head that sticks around. Aroma is fudge chocolate cake dark fruit. Taste follows the aroma medium mouth feel. Good stout.
BeerFunGuy (803) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This rich black beer has a creamy oatmeal colored head. Good balanced boldness and nice clean not overpowering finish.