Ratman197 (9560) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of nail polish remover, bitter chocolate and roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of nail polish remover, bitter chocolate and light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
SirADNielsen (8960) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Dark brown appearance with a small light brown head. Rich licorice, dark chocolate, boozy, woody aroma. Rich, big sugary, black licorice, chocolate, somewhat boozy flavor. A bit thin and a little too boozy for me.
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Toffee and rich malt aroma. Rich malt and olight toffee flavor with light fruitiness. Medium-plus bodied. Rich malt and light toffee linger with light fruitiness and light roast.
Camons (5674) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, little dark fruit. Taste is malts, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, strong boozy. Full body, soft carbonation, alcoholic finish. 090312
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Sweet floral citrus, cherry, and caramel aroma and taste with some grainy phenolic notes and a thick sticky palate. Nice hop character but I’m not wild about this overall.
boFNjackson (4119) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holiday Ale Fest... Poured dark brown, almost black, with a light brown head. Aroma of wine-like and whiskey alcohol. Sweet, cherry-like fruits with lots of booze, oak, and vanilla. Borderline cloying, but just not enough to be fully enjoyable. Yeast was nice and well balance and overall a sweet beer. Burning, alcohol heat in the finish.
onceblind (3966) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At 2012 Avery Strong Ale Fest. Black with a thin light khaki head. Interesting aroma of light chocolate malts, and cinnamon French toast, with a touch of molasses. Taste is dark and chewy sweet, and a little warm. Dark chocolate, brown sugar, anise, light cinnamon, and a dark fruity essence that isn’t really pronounced, but it’s quietly there.
joeneugs (3121) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is dense fudgy chocolate with a good amount of dark fruit cherry and plum. Not a lot of roast. Baked bread and a hint of anise. Flavor is very nice dark fruity figs, dates, cocoa with a potent dirty ashy roasted finish. Interesting beer.
craftbeerdesign (2171) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at GABF on 10/1/11. black pour with sm tan head. roast nose with oak, coffee and chocolate. medium body with more coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and oak. sweet finish with oak notes and light vanilla.
illidurit (2126) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Zeitgeist in SF. Pours black with a brown head. Aromas of molasses and dark chocolate. Flavor is oodles of sweet cocoa powder mixed with chocolate syrup, a lightly roasted finish with some bitterness but not much booze.