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.
djd07 (4517) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Danny during RBWG. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is burnt wood and smoke. Thick mouthfeel with smoke, roast, maple, sweet finish.
gad905 (197) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rate backlog, bottle at RichTheVillan’s tasting, 27/11/13. Dark brown, thin head. Aroma of honey, rich roast, some fruity tang. Very sweet with touches of acid tang, honey coconut, slight spice, rich cocoa. Increasingly more satisfying after the first sip.
48FanInCali (769) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber - dark brown pour with thin off white head. Herbal nose with cinnamon and chocolate. Taste has layers with most of them a little off putting. Lots of chocolate but honey and marshmallow is not noticeable. Meh.
bu11zeye (12039) - 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 (15579) - 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 (1500) - 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 (3157) - 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 (2573) - 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 (1178) - 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.