argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Very dark brown topped by persistent and slightly rocky tan head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, fudge/milk chocolate, confectionery sugar. Taste is roast/coffee, some nut/salty, cocoa/chocolate, earthy, light wood. Some earthiness, but most of the bitterness is from the coffee maltiness. Smooth medium body, no sign of alcohol.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - 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.
kp (10886) - 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
Christian (10757) - 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.
Pinball (10596) - 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.
KimJohansen (10349) - 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.
bhensonb (10213) - 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. It’s 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. It’s pretty good.
Travlr (9999) - 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 Victoria’s 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.
Tmoney99 (9988) - 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.
Maria (9964) - 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. It’s 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!