AGknights44 (20) - - JUL 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
flavor: strong complex combination of roasted barley, chocolate malt, coffee, with dark fruit in background; coffee being most prevalent.
aroma: very similar to flavor but stronger fruitiness.
very dark and opaque. mediumlight brown lasting head. medium carbonation... got better as beer warmed and less carbonated.
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at RBB. Pour is pitch black with a huge khaki-colored head. Notes of cocoa powder, vanilla, peppers, semi-sweet chocolate, and dark roasted barley. Finish is a bit on the bitter side, but balanced nicely by chocolate sweetness.
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black with a brown head. Roast, chocolate aroma. Bittersweet flavor, chocolate, roast. Thick.
JulienHuxley (5417) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Black pour with thin off white head. Aroma is cocoa forward, boozy, dark fruits. Taste is sweet, chocolate-y, boozy roasty finish. Palate is med-full bodied with good carbonation. Decent.
BiiruBierBeer (896) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2016
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smell is chocolate, malt, and roasty notes. Taste is the same with heavy emphasis on the roast. A bit too toasty for me. Medium body, way overcarbed, and super foamy.
deyholla (9635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Brad, thanks! Pours black with a chocolate brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark grains with a bit of red fruit, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Flavor has dark grains with some red fruit, a bit of chocolate and some coffee towards the finish.
Bacterial (2673) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Steazy’s - Gusher! Very highly carbonated. Malty hoppy nose. Nice taste. Powdered chocolate and malt. Pretty good.
thomashall (600) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Brad. Dark black pour. Nice chocolate malty aroma. Taste is really carbonated green pepper, think it’s infected. Too bad.
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber - gusher. Very dark pour with a huge foamy beige head. Has some green pepper / green apple in here, gotta be infected. Damn, this could’ve been good.
Theydon_Bois (15541) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15.
Black topped with a moderate tan swirl.
Nose is rich malt, spice, chocolate, charr.
Taste comprises milk chocolate, rich roast, charr, toffee fudge, dark malts.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
trapped (1951) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Inky black with medium sized spongy beige head, mocha flavor with a hint of grapes, slightly sweet mocha taste turning bitter towards the end, low carbonation, alcohol undertones, long bitter chocolate finish. It’s like chocolate with rum!