jcwattsrugger (11105) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @Capones RBSG-pours a light brown head with trailing lace and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/chocolate. Taste is dark malt-roasty/chocolate, secondary earthy hops.
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Capones during RBSG 2011. Poured a dark black body with a smaller tight foamy light beige head. Aroma was subdued with notes of chocolate, raisin, nutts, and some dark cherries. Thinner bodied with soft carbonation and rather smooth for a 13% monster. Flavor of dates, dark cherry skins, bananas, paint thinner. The alcohol comes through way to harsh on the flavor.
PhillyCraft (3308) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap for the Ratebeer event at Capones. Pours a dark brown or light black color with medium to large creamy brown head. Aromas of bitter cocoa, coffee, roasted grains, bread. Taste is a bready malt driven mix of soy, licorice, spicy rye, and sour hoppy bitterness. Very different beer from what I am used to. Initially didnt care for it but as it warmed and the way it finishes brought it up in my book.
hopdog (9010) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a black color with a very small sized head. Aromas of roast, earthy, and chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, roast, woodiness, coffee, and dark fruits. Some alcohol in the finish, but overall well hidden for 13%.
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and breadish. Sweet, caramelish and dark roasted malty. Bitter and liqourice dense dark malty. Ends medium dry, lingering dark malty.
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capones. Pours black. Brown head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate malt, vanilla, licorice and warming alcohol. Good balance for the ABV.
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out black with not much of a head. Aroma is of some light roast, alcohol, light chocolate and roast. Taste is of some odd medicinal notes, some chocolate, light roast and some alcohol on the finish. But for clocking in at 13%, the alcohol is rather well hidden.
egajdzis (5358) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark roasty malts, dark fruits, chocolate, smoke, and alcohol. Taste of more dark chocolate, fruits, burnt wood, smoke, roast, and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Probably less than 13%.