egajdzis (5290) - 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%.
hopdog (8848) - 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%.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of cola, chocolate, milk, malt, and some general sweetness. Poured very dark brown/ruby/very deep amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. A little hazy. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, coffee, roasting, hops, slight alcohol, chocolate, and milk. Medium to full body. Dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, roasting, slight hops, light coffee finish is dry. 13%ABV is slightly noticeable in the initial flavor, but generally hidden throughout.
jtclockwork (8173) - , 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.
jcwattsrugger (11078) - 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.
yespr (30902) - 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.
PhillyCraft (3166) - 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.
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, RBSG Bus Tour. Medium beige head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some caramel, smoke. Sticky medium-full body.
pineypower (2504) - 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.
alobar (2753) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tar black color with a thin body. No head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and licorice. Flavor of dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, and licorice. Decent beer, but expected more.