Damico (2214) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark coffee chestnut with a nice creamy tan head. The aroma is light, smokey, and sweet. The body is a bit lighter for the style for me, but creamy and smooth. The flavors are similar, light roasted smokey malts.
DialSquare (2051) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared by scotchzi up at Proof. Really liked this, but my note is lost somewhere in the cloud... will be looking for it when down in TB in a couple weeks. From memory: salty, olives, metallic (in a good way), soy, cocoa, sipper -- 8.0
jbruner (1727) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy brownish black from the bottle with very thin ring of brown foam and little to no lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, soy sauce, and a bit of smokiness. Taste is more of the soy and smoke, but clean and decently balanced with the alcohol well hidden. Nice, but doesn?t blow me away, a little rich. Better slightly closer to room temperature.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from trade shared 7/28/12.
blackish brown with a creamy tan head.
aromas of roast, licorice, plums, browned - brown sugar, paint, chocolate, a little nutty yeast and a bunch of grape-like fruitiness.
the flavor is the same but the grape makes me not want to drink more than a snifter of it... also, it gives it a bit of unpleasant tartness.
medium bodied, roasty and dry with a little boozy heat. 6/4/6/3/14-
AndySnow (1826) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Dark brown colour with as small head. Roasted chocolate malt aroma. Sweet chocolate malt flavour.
holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from DLD ’12. Brownish black pour. Malty roast nose some caramel. Tart burnt earthy flavors with all that bitter roast. Decent beer. 7/3/7/3/15
arminjewell (5233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle pour is dark brownish black with thin tan head that lasts fairly well, thanks Paul for the pour! Aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, and sweet toffee, some toasted malts with yeast, slight licorice and slight plum notes as well. Taste is a mix of some sweet caramelized sugars, dark fruits, some slight anise mixing into dark and milk chocolates, some slight roast, going into a hint of spice, finishing fairly sweet. Decent, but short-sighted.
seymour (1261) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared from a 750 bottle at the Royale gathering last night into a snifter, thanks Chris! It poured an opaque dark brown color. The thin tan head had a reddish tint around the edges, somewhat lasting with just a little lace, very unusual appearance. Somehow simultaneously smooth-and-creamy but dry-and-roasty, with some citric tartness. Medium body, low carbonation, lingering toasty aftertaste. Pretty damn cool.
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by Chris- thanks again, Chris! Pours a deep, dark brown color with some amber highlights and virtually no head. Aroma of cola, licorice, plums, nuts, toasted brown sugar, and a slight hint of fresh paint. Flavor of toasted and roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, nuts, molasses, and licorice. Medium-full bodied, with a rich, robust mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Solid Baltic porter.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch Black coloured. Dense Brown head. Roast, Brown sugar! Liqourice! Light coffee, Cocoa Inter aroma. Flavour of Brown sugar, roast, sweetness, cocaoa, some liqourice and and and. Medium to full bodied. Ends light roasted and bitter. Good balance.