blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet and lightly roasted malts, just a hint of soy sauce, and a quick roasty finish. Not bad.
arminjewell (5581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with thin off white head. $1.99 for a 500 ml, so overall this was a nice surprise. Aroma had notes of chocolate, some dark fruit, and a touch of coffee. Taste is some cocoa, dark fruit, some slight vinegar, and a slight sweet toffee notes. Good stuff!
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark chocolate, sweeter dark malts - dark fruit. A little roast/coffee. Pours dark brown almost black, thin ring around the edge of the glass. A good deal of dark chocolate- both sweet and bitter. Dark fruit shows up and some dry roasted notes in the back end. Light bodied and a crisp clean-ish finish. A touch of booze in the end.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a huge 4 finger creamy tan head. Chocolate malt, soy, hints of minerals, and a hint of licorice. Some light roast y malt character and a light creamy soy chocolate. Good brew.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lots of toffee and sweet caramel, sweet/sticky/syruppy mouthfeel, some brown sugar flavours, not that bad, but it could with less sweetness and less alcohol in the finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black, ruby hue, very light head. Nose of creamy roast, molasses & corn syrup, light licorice & sweet faint dark malts, like a milkyway @ Starbucks. Tastes sweet & roast, splenda sweetened iced coffee. Finishes smooth though for the alcohol. Watery carob?
douglas88 (5460) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle bought at Tres Bon Cuisine. Pours a dark black color with a thick beige head. The aroma is pretty nice; loads of toasted malts and lots of caramel. The flavor is a rich dose of caramel, chocolates, toasted flavors and some light fruit. Pretty nice.
BVery (5438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Very deep mahogany pour with a monster foamy tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, dark fruits, licorice - pretty sweet tasting. Medium slightly oily palate.
Cornfield (5325) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice. Pours a deep brown body with red highlights that supports a creamy light brown head. Nice lacing. The aroma consists of coffee grounds, traces of chocolate, burnt dark brown sugar, and dried fruits. Very creamy mouthfeel. The flavor seems to have more milk chocolate, took on a dollop of mollases, maybe a nut or two, and adds some dark, sweet malt to the blend. This is a dangerous brew, going down way too easily without evidencing its hefty abv until long after it hits bottom. Again, Nice.
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larsniclas (5286) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black. Chocolate and some coffee in the aroma.
Sweet, too sweet, with sugary moutgfeel.
A bit burnt chocolate-flavour with a nutty bitterness.