BBB63 (6396) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep reddish brown with a fizzy and mostly fading head and good lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, brown sugar, prune, molasses, grassy hops, and an earthy ester. The taste is very sweet and molasses like. So much so that the rest of malts and hops got subdued by the sweetness. The finish does display a fruity and coffee quality which saves the beer. The feel is quite strange, fizzy on one hand, syrupy on the other. Overall iit is okay but needs a bit more bitterness to back up all that sweet taste. Thanks for the bottle Joe.
KnutAlbert (6363) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle. Red black ale with milk chocoalte head. Rather sweet, with manilla and molasses. Some roasted bitterness, too, but too sweet for my liking. Some warming alcohol in the finish.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle that’s been sitting in my cellar for about 3 years. Pours dark brown with a faint light brown head that doesn’t last. Smells of molasses, licorice, sweet chocolate, earthy. Tastes earthy and boozy with some caramel and syrup qualities. Some dates peak through eventually but not as exciting as some of the others tried alongside this.
HogTownHarry (6200) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle. Deep brown, average head. Roasty sweet oily aroma, nutty and a bit cola-like, grainy on warming. Taste is similar, oily, a little too extract-y- just okay. Light body, oily and bitter, burnt sugar aftertaste, nutty - decent, not great.
Rastacouere (6155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 2   Nitro : XX
Intensity : 3
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : 1   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 2   Burnt Toast : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : 3   Coffee : 1   Dark Chocolate : 3   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : 2   Blackberries : 2   Cherries : XX
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 2   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : 1   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : XX   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 1   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Sweet and liquorous, quite smooth example focusing on chocolatey, cakey malts.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black colour with a small baige head. Roasted malty chocolate liquorice aroma and a light roasted raisin chocolate coffee taste. Medium body and a light sweet warming finish.
larsniclas (5953) - 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.
ekstedt (5846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a reddish touch. The first impression in the nose reveals an overly sweet aroma with strong hint of figs and raisin. When sipping the first mouth, a cloying, sweet but also salty, and onedimensional raisin malt aroma overwhelms me, making it impossible to finish more than a few sips. Can’t believe this one is given a score of 3.5.
Sledutah (5745) - Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Brewforia
Appearance: Dark burgundy with virtually no head or lacing
Aroma: Dark fruits, caramel
Taste: Sweet malts, dark fruits & caramel. The finish is grainy and sweet
The alcohol is well hidden. Not bad, but I probably wouldn’t order a second pint if I was at a bar.
riversideAK (5738) - 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.