yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26/08/2009. bottle from Beerstore, shared with TheGrandmaster. Mashing in warm ups... delicious black brute of a bear. Roasty, clean and amply hopped. Slender and surprisingly tender (though I imagine a few bottles of this would sting you in the morning, if not the pocket). Travelled well.
unclemattie (4185) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Black pour. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavor is very dry. Lots of roasted burnt grains flavor.
22 Nov 08.
crazyvin (1939) - New York, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best beer that i had while visiting. Poured a nice black hue with a bone color had that had thin layer that coated the glace all the way down to the bottom. Aroma was heavy with roasted malt notes. Flavor was very dry and had a great balance between chocolate and coffee notes. Could have had more body to it but still nice.
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at the Florida Brewers Guild BeerFest 2009. Pours deep dark garnet with copper edges with nice creamy nitro enhanced mocha head. The moderate aroma has roasty malts, a bit of burnt malts, a touch of caramel sweetness and molasses. The taste is roasty, modest burnt malts and touch of grainy malts. It then becomes somewhat burnt by midway to go along with the associated roasted malts astringency. Into the finish an underlying thin layer of earthiness is noticed as well as a hint of molasses.
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at FBGF 2009.
Pours black with mocha like head.
Aroma roasted malts with light coffee aroma,.
Taste of roasted malts and light chocolate with a mix of hops. Finish is crisp with light notes of coffee.
Tasty, but not groundbreaking.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is weak and acidic but has some coffee and toast. The appearance is brown with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin for the style. Overall it’s average.
halfonit (1164) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick black color. Has a nutty,caramel and coffee scent. Has a rich roasty scent. An overall pleasureful experience.
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge nitro head. Near black body. Roasty, coffeeish nose. Light, Irish-style body. Good roasty depth. Creamy. Fudgey and enjoyable, and reasonably Irish.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with thick tan nitro head. Rich cocoa aroma with some chicory. Silky creamy mouthfeel. Rich chocolatey body with coffee too. Simple, straightforward, smooth and good.
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had on cask at the brewpub in Coral Springs. Fairly weak sweet stout, with some bitterness. So bittersweet. Dark brown colour with some white head. No like too much.