ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml (I think?) bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Pours a very dark red color. The head is a nice looking two finger mocha shade with a good texture. Rock-solid retention and attractive lacing are also present.
S: There is a lot of chocolate, along side some cola, honey, and a very subtle herbal component. All the sweetness comes across enjoyably.
T: The flavors presented are far more caramel-forward in general than the nose suggested. Despite that, there’s a strong suggestion of sweet cola and faint chocolate to start, before it gradually dries out near the finish. The honey qualities come across both dryly and sweetly.
M: At first, it’s a very clean, dry brew, but after a while sweetness will accumulate on the front of the palate (the sides and back remain dry, however). Carbonation is low, which fits its somewhat syrupy nature - but the thinner texture doesn’t, really.
O: For about 4 oz, this one truly kicks ass in terms of both drinkability and enjoyment factor. But as soon as the sweetness accumulates, it becomes a little less likable for my tastes. Killing an entire bottle would be difficult, but not unbearable; this is one to share with others. Between this and taking heroin, I’d pick drinking this 11 times out of 10.
trotwood (34) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
If I were to make a blind test, I would say it’s bock. Dark brown color. Fine and intensive aroma of plums, malts and honey. Alcohol is well covered.
gopherfan99 (564) - CROATIA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours nearly black with a small beige head; sweet aroma of cocoa, vanilla, nuts, and hints of honey and bread; taste is sweet malt, chocolate, cocoa and coffee with a little bit honey and nuts; finish dry; not too much bitterness over all; good scotch ale
SilverfoX (380) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
cereal, chocolate, soy sauce, looks a bit like cola, very silky smooth quite sweet with a nice warming afterglow, flavours of chocolate and soy sauce.
mkel07 (3641) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine Emporium 181114. Dark for a scotch ale. Smooth in the mouth with a moderate finish.
xXbaptisteXx (61) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Arôme de chicorée Miel café (assez surprenant) Elle a une couleur noire la mousse et de couleur châtaigne et tiens peu . Embouche mon sens des saveurs de chocolat chicorée
Je la trouve excellente !!!
GuideDogSaint (424) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours dark brown black with an off white head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Sweet finish.
KeefOz (954) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BB 12/09/15. Poured a deep mahogany colour with 5mm of light tan froth that retained well and laced well. Carbonation medium and fine. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, a trace of caramel plus hints of alcohol. Taste very sweet caramel malt with roasted grain and molasses, with a very slight bitterness, plus hints of alcohol. Light body. Smooth and soft with very subtle bitterness on the finish. Good.
sharkydodson (293) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma of caramel, dry fruits, toffee and coffee... the taste of caramel and dark fruits with notes of licorice, chocolate, raisin, coffee and toffee... dry sweet aftertaste...
JanVah (159) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
På flaska från systemet. Mörk brun färg . Doftar mörk choklad. Distink smak av kaffe och beska.
Sevenlee (1382) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is malt, roasty, chocolate, caramel and a bit of bread. Taste is medium to heavy sweet leading to a dry finish. Very good.