Scopey (7869) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Thistle News. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, tar, cocoa, coffee and soy sauce. The taste is bitter, roasty, coffee, pepper, toast, mild acidity, tar and light soy sauce with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad, I’m just not a big fan of the soy sauce character kicking about.
Beerdedone (2794) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a short brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, a bit of caramel and had some notes of smoke with a dry and bitter finish.
varanid99 (602) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a brown head that reminded me of bubbling toffee. Roasty, malty, coffee and chocolate aromas, flavours are dark chocolate, almost sweet chocolatey liqueur. Weirdly interesting and bloody tasty
a_sully (183) - - JUN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a tan head, aroma and taste of grains and bitter dark chocolate.
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dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A most interesting tasting beer, it is very dark, full-bodied, and hopped with some unusual plants. The hops are well balanced with the very caramelized malts. Other flavorings may be added. Overall, I really enjoy this beer.
cmacklin (317) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark black with a small tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor is slightly sweet, dark roasted malt and a smooth bitter finish. Excellent Schwarzbier.
Mark_Eck (905) - - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is mildly and follows the nose.
bigguns22 (718) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black beer with a milk chocolate head that sicks to the glass. Aroma is bitter and sour almost wine like with chocolate notes. Rich with dark chocolate flavors with a heavy malt profile. A great beer that I will drink often and a style I will find more of.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
black with tan head, wisps remain. Anise and faint manure nose, sugary brownie muting it all. Sugary chocolate liquors early on front before marshmallow sweetness dominates mid with some roast emerging late in finish alongside light plastic. Sticky and full body, sugars all over the end.
samsmith33 (455) - - APR 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A gorgeous looking beer. I?d give it a 6 for appearance if it let me as I don?t think i?ve. Ever seen a beer behave this way upon pouring. Almost like it is creaming bubbling up in the bottle. Dark black, big big big tan head. Mighty bubbles. Great legs. Aroma is mineral, chocolates. Taste is the same with some toasted barley. Creamy feel, with some zip. A very nice beer. Very different. Very interesting. Only "downer" is that I think 22 oz. is really the limit on what you can stand because of how rich it is. This is from 3.13.14.