puboflyons (3123) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Ridiculously heady dark brown to near black pour. Big chocolate or cocoa aromas on the nose along with the grainy grittiness of rye. Low to no hop profile. The body is light to medium. A good smoky like dark malt and cocoa flavor with a clean bitter end. Overall decently balanced and worth trying once.
wombat23 (766) - Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Giant head (possibly infected?) Dark brown, almost black; opaque. Beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt with chocolate notes. Finish is quite acidic, unfortunately. Not bad, but need to re-rate.
darbeer75 (562) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: like a very chocolatey stout; Appearance: infected beer with huge head that threatened to overflow; eventually dissipated; decided to taste anyway; Taste: like a porter/stout combo with odd sour taste (affected by infection?); not very good. Palate: heavy body with long, sour finish; Overall: would probably want to rerate before deciding whether to buy again. At this point, would not.
Chalumeaux (1063) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle dark black pour with a nice thick one finger brown head. Aromas of roasted malt chocolate and coffee. Taste is slightly smoky malt balanced bitterness and sweetness. Nice.
tfontana (727) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into tulip glass from One Stop Market. Aroma is mild roast and chocolate with stronger lactose. Appearance is opaque black with finger-width light brown head with fair retention and nice soapy lacing. Taste is smoky, almost ashen, balance of bitter and sweet roasted/burnt malts/dark fruits similar to chocolate covered espresso beans. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, average to lively carbonation, and lingering pleasant bitter roasted finish. Overall, gorgeous looking and more going on with taste than aroma suggests and nice palate. A winner.
rjplumer (1008) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth dark chocolate aroma. Pitch black body with a deep brown inch and a half head. Smooth dark chocolate taste. Smooth and dry mouth feel. Low bitterness. An enjoyable example of this style.
Quick3Beers (986) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown. Lots of unsweetened chocolate aroma and flavor. Thin, bitter, like an oatmeal stout. Good beer.
nealblind (1681) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour dark burnt looking creamy head a different shade of brown than I’ve seen before. Aroma cinders, oats, licorice chocolate. Thick lush mouthfeel very light carb. Tastes licorice, choco sorta mild flavored. This could accommodate another 2% of booze easy.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a nice mocha head. Chocolate, rye, coffee. Medium body. Smooth bitter finish.
MaBeer1972 (1839) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle from Julio’s. Pours out jet black with a medium dark tan head that fades quickly. Low bitterness. Thin body. Dark and malty but not much else going on for me.