ttoadee (975) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour, tan head. Chocolate milkshake on the nose and across the tongue. Hops dry finish to a nice lingering smokiness.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at brewpub. Reddish black with a short-lasting beige head. Tastes like ash, roast and milk chocolate. Coffee bitterness. Medium bodied. Way too carbonated. A disappointment.
yespr (35128) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the DC location. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing and tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, breadish and dry liqourice. Toasted malty and light caramelish. Smooth liqourice into the finish. Roasted malty, light bitter and vague sweetness.
fiveacestx (788) - Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark coffee color with lacing and a roasty chocolate taste. Coffee taste and a medium mouthfeel. Average.
brigg (549) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft at Capital City in Arlington, VA) Dark body with red highlights and a thin brown head. Aroma is moderately with sweet with roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, hints of coffee, vanilla. A roasted, drier finish with light bitterness.
strongpieman (1599) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Chocolate aroma, deep brown color, light tan head. Rich and thick, roasted flavors come out, nice finish.
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a slight reddish hue. Thick rocky tan head. Nose is chocolaty with some roast notes. Full flavored and bodied with no sharp edges. Mellow cocoa fade.
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capitol City Brewing - Downtown, October 2011.
Dark brown with a small tan head. This was the best of the five beers that I tried during my visit to the Brewpub in Downtown DC. Quite a lot of chocolate in both the aroma and taste. Also notes of roasted malt, coffee and nuts. Easy to drink and descent.
Maverick34 (2589) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Druaght. Blackish Brownish pour, Some coffee, chocolate etc. Pretty standard stuff.
Block (1706) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour. Smoke dominates the aroma and flavor. A sweet chocolate and coffee undertone with a lot of smock following. Pretty good and it has some distinguishing characteristics.