DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Bavarian Lodge, 11 oz. goblet, $7.50. Black color, with a half-finger tan stoutish head. I closed my eyes to smell it without seeing the back beer, and imagined a citrussy, fresh IPA hop. The spectral smell of Belgian special and pilsener malts, also a touch of wintergreen. The first brings me to the end of a race between chocolate roast malts and big IIPA hops… and… it’s a tie! A warming feel comes from the malts as much as from the alcohol. In spite of the alcohol and some dark roasted hops, it’s an easy drinking beer. But that doesn’t keep a pleasant malty and hop bitter aftertaste from settling on the back of my soft palate.
kerenmk (1210) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks troubles. Bottled in 2009. Black, tan head, liquor and a little iodine in the nose, fun, dry bitterness in the nose. Smooth texture, heavy body, long, dry liquor finish.
zvikar (2017) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks troubles. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of honey, wood, toffee and brandy, flavor is slightly bitter with coffee, smoke, nice sweetness, medium to full bodied, nice
DSG (3927) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks troubles. Dark brown to black. Roasty aroma with some dark chocolate and light notes of stale hops. Bittersweet roasty flavor with dark chocolate. Medium-bodied. Nice.
Cool_Bond (474) - Eskilstuna, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good and decent with odor. The taste is really good. The aftertaste is never ending. A real goodie this.
jsquire (2953) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a foamy tan head. Nice malty nose with some some vanilla notes and alcohol. Toffee sweetness, molasses, vanilla and spice with some burnt toast, sweetened coffee and a lot of green hop bitterness. Warming alcohol sensation as it warms. Complex set of flavors in a big beer.
jkwalking05 (2356) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Black with a decent manilla head. Aroma is of roasted malts, light cardboard, sugar and woody hops. Taste is of roasted malt and chocolate.
Scipio (488) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark brown with a medium dark tan head. The aroma contains lots of candyish chocolate, some slight mint, but overall it has a real musty impression to it. Taste is more complex. Chocolate, pine, grapefruit, and a little bit of licorice. It is hoppy and bitter, with the citrus impressions becoming more pronounced at the end. Aftertaste is pine and grapefruit. Full bodied, with a more thick texture. Decent carbonation. This one is pretty good, although kind of unusual. There is quite a bit going on here and many should enjoy this more probably more than I do. I just don’t think this is my style.
beastmaster (90) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ccb hanuphu day. Brown pour with tan head.smells like toffee. Tastes like sweet coffee flavor. Oily. Easy to drink
BMMillsy (680) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hunahpu Day pour #12. Pours dark brown with big kahki head. Smells floral with a bit of citrus. Flavor is heavy scotch and dark fruits. A bit boozy. Not my favorite. Blegh.
doboy (397) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a light lace on the edge. Sweet malt aroma. Lots of coffee flavor with a mild hop flavor. Aftertaste is bitter and nice. Mouthfeel if full. Not a bad beer!