ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep brown pour. Aroma is all over the place. Earthy, sweet, chocolate, s’mores, boozy. Flavor is similarly schizophrenic and overly sweet. Some funky hot back notes, boozy and sticky. Not very pleasant.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of rye, honey, smoke, roasted grain, chocolate, and toffee. Flavor of roasted malt, honey, smoke, toasted coconut, chocolate, and some vanilla.
cgarvieuk (14187) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in red light.. Deep black... Soft chocolate... Sweet roast... Honey toffee nose... sweet toffee... Light tannins.. Wonderfull complex... Light coconut... Eoe
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Foothills Sexual Chocolate pre-release party. Pours a dark chocolate brown. Nice slick body. Some coconut milk sweetness balances with silky dark chocolate. Slight char flavor at the end. All in all really enjoyable.
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 mL bottle shared by Paul T, served cool in a tulip glass. Deep brown black with a small light mocha head. Very deep dark, tangy, vinous, black pepper, a little chocolate and vanilla, aggressive, strong oak, quite a bit of alcohol. Medium+ body with relaxed effervescence. Huge and dark, peppery, lots of oak and alcohol, a little touch of chocolate and vanilla, very big and dark; off-dry with surprisingly gentle bitterness and a fairly long, dark, alcoholic finish.
Kristophe (29) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at tasting, thanks Balder. Pours murky very dark brown, with a small head. Aroma has a lot of herbal notes along with chocolate and honey. Taste is pretty much the same. Medium carbonation. A bit disappointed.
VsXsV (2242) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of honey, flowers, earth, wood, bread, raw sugar and spices. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of spices, honey and flowers. Light to medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.
olr1984 (1060) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. To much going on here tasted mostly of tea leaves and chocolate.
RichTheVillan (2743) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from an international trade; dark mahogany pour with a creamy tan head, sweet honey aroma, slight smoke taste with vanilla, coconut, sweet honey and a hint of chocolate.
hopscotch (9082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Murky dark brown beer with a small, creamy, off-white head. The bouquet offers sweet notes of cocoa, roasted marshmallow, cotton candy and nougat. Full-bodied and oily with lazy carbonation. Sweet, roasty, moderately boozy and lightly bitter. Finishes candy-sweet and roasty. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
Reynolds314 (2296) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is not good. Aroma is caramel, plastic, bandaids, and triaminic. Taste is more of the same with tons of plastic and odd flavors with a huge sweetness. Impossible to drink more then a sip or two.