Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Churchkey in DC. Dark brown, edge head, massive lacing. Aroma of motor oil and anise. Flavor has dark cherries, chocolate, licorice candy. Very smooth. Shocking.
ilovedarkbeer (2184) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to angrypirate06. Pours a dark orange tiger eye color. Nose is red candied apple skin and rubbing alcohol. Taste is cognac, dark brown sugar, and oak. Hot lively mouthfeel. This beer is a hot mess. Like the girl who pukes outside a house party, then starts crying, and hiccuping all while her makeup is running and there is vomit dripping out of her nose and mouth. You feel bad for her but you donít really want to get near her.
dyetube (1153) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours black with a thin tan head that dissipates very quickly. The aromas are strong Cranberries, sweet sugar and faint chocolate. The flavors are cranberries, light chocolate and a hint of the jasmin. This is a powerful beer that packs quite a punch!
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Texasjeep for this beer. Pours a rich, dark brown with caramel edge. Very little head. Sweet, chocolate notes, with alcohol, spicey notes, wet wood and dark caramel malts. Wonderful flavor of coffee, rum, toffee and hot alcohol notes. Really flavorful beer with a great finish. Much thanks Dave.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, cranberry, some raspberry, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, cranberry, some vinous. Alcohol warming without burn. Full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Mark Dredge. Poured very black, roasted malts, molasses, licorice, alcohol, wood, vanilla, little chocolate, slight coffee
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to the pirate, pours like a pepsi in color with aromas of cocoa nibs and leathery, flavors of sweet molasses, malty chocolate and coffee, sweet finish
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whoa. On tap at Churchkey. Pours a deep clear ruby- not pitch black with a small head that leaves some decent lacework. Peat, sherry, dark fruits, smoke, vanilla, some oxidation in the nose. Taste initially is very sweet with a boozy body that makes the alcohol apparent but I would not guess a whopping 18%. The warming comes through the nostrils as spicy whiskey or bourbon but does not burn down the throat or warm the entire face. Really fun to drink: sweet, refined booziness, dark fruits, brown sugar. Very nice creamy palate. Someone said it well: "the easiest to drink super heavy beer."
kmweaver (3203) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle, generously provided by MarkDredge at Triple Rockís Sour Monday. Pours a deep, oily, honey-brown color; mostly headless, with a thin, off-white head. Very pleasant aroma, with well-hidden alcohol. Lots of intense leather, floral character (oddly enough) and very softly presented, sweet maltiness and cola; loads of well-integrated leather here. Medium-to-full body: plenty of sweet honey and an agave-like, floral-tinged sugar character: Iím getting very little alcohol here, surprisingly; lots of smooth, non-astringent brown sugar, caramel, and non-spicy smoke character; oak, creamy, lots of sweetness, and lacking much alcohol. Lasting sweetness in the finish: smooth brown sugar, hints of smoke and caramel; lingering sweetness; relaxed alcoholic warmth.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels. WoW! Pours a nice looking dark brown with tan head. Aroma of finger nail polish,some dark roast, dried fruit, hop, oddly enough, it comes together. Flavor is very strong, some dark roast, faint chocolate, tart fruit, overwhelming alcohol, wood accents. Mouth feel is extremly heavy with low carbonation. Overall, this thing packs a punch!!!!