Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy dark chestnut. Straightup fudge & coffee nose. Somewhat light "foreign" body with vague icing sugar sweetness. Very nutty. A little underwhelming.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
dark brown, fine tan head, drippy lace,
dark chocolate and roasted aroma,
rich chocolate favor, very dry, lots of roasted keeps the dryness, good hop character melds with the roasted,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle- pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma isroasty, dark malt-chocolate/molasses, earthy hops. Taste is ashy, roasty, oat/dark malt-coffee/chocolate/molasses, wood, earthy/pine hops. Occasional. Thanks stevo for sharing.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malt and charcoal with a touch of dried fruits. Dry and roasted flavour with ink and licorice and weaker fruit and biscuit notes. Very weak oak notes with a burned finish.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark burgundy with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and oak notes. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.
Pinball (10137) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear dark brown, small white head.
nice strong roasted, licorice, wood, faint flowery hoppy aroma.
flavor is hard roasted grains, licorice, hops, chocolate, dry. very roasted flavor dominates.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you Tom/After4ever. Itís black with a red hue and a huge, creamy, light brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light vanilla and oak. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light vanilla and oak before it ends with a slightly burnt bitterness and a citrussy dryness. It could have been stronger in the oak note and could have been more complex, but I like it anyhow!
Travlr (9869) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Victoriaís in Maryland. Black, pours like a Guinness, but tastes much better. Typical nitro head. Mouthfeel like Guinness also. Smoky edge, not over the top. Decent.
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of dark toasted malt, could be some coffee, chocolate and oak. Itís a strong aroma. Near opaque brown/black color with a decent tan head. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. It has an oak bite to go with dark toasted malt, and a touch of coffee. Finishes dry, slightly astringent and a little woody and bitter. Leaves the mouth a bit stunned. Itís pretty good.
Tmoney99 (9610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Party Town. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth dry texture. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.