48FanInCali (651) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pitch black pour with decent head and some retention. Nose of an IPA with a strong malt backbone. Taste was hoppy and not as malty as the nose would suggest. Lots of coffee. Typical if many CC beers the mouth feel is fairly syrupy which works for Bug Sound but not so much for this offering.
ekoerper (581) - Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: rich caramel and dark sugar, coffee, roast malts, cedar notes, moderate citrus, honey. Pours pitch black, one finger of light brown head with reasonable retention, dissipates to a ring of foam over a few minutes. Great balance of malt and hops; rich, chewy caramel, toffee, nice roasty and coffee flavors without being astringent, slight sweetness. Moderately high bitterness and citrus hop flavors which pair nicely with the malt, honey, and cedar. Full body, chewy, smooth, medium carbonation. Great brew.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with aromas of coffee, roasted malt, citrus hops and honey. Tastes of malt, honey, and pine. Had a nice balance of hops and malt with a little bitterness at the end.
skortila (4309) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ ACBF 2011. The aroma some citrus hops but far more coffee, roast and dark chocolate, some woody bourbon like tones. Black coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste has hopbitterness, charcoal, coffee and dark chocolates. Oily texture. Very full. Nice!
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initially Nose Is heavy bitterfresh hops and alcohol, then dark chocolate, heavy roasted malt, peppers, some oak, then, as is settles, decent bitter hops, feel is quite broad, carb is mediumlow, taste is heavy roasted sweetish malt, iron, leaves, cough syrup notes, decent hops bite
Marvid (45) - SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sep 11. Black colour with a creamy brown head, smells sweet with a bit of roasted flavours. caramel or syrup. Taste has light sweetness to it but an complex mixture of malts and roasted wood. Very enjoyable..
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a bottle shared from a kind person at Woodshop. Pitch black in color with a smidge of tan head. Nice toasty malt with caramel touches. Solid hop bitterness through out the beer. Finishes balanced with just the appropriate sweet malt flavors. Good beer.
Dunbar72 (132) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanx to Nisse666. Pours black with a small, light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, hops, citrus and spices. Flavor of hops, pepper and dark malt. Pretty bitter finish, alcohol well hidden.
Miksu (4801) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, thanks Rauno! Black color. Sweet roasty aroma with coffee, licorice and honey. Roasty coffeish flavor with licorice, wood and tobacco. Bitter finish. Woody astringent mouthfeel, very woody.
Sigmund (4665) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle, from Ølbutikken (or possibly Høkeren), Copenhagen. ABV is 11.2%. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Compared to CC Either, the aroma is very moderate: Dusty notes up front, followed by notes of mild coffee, hints of dark chocolate and wood. Warming mouthfeel. In the flavour, wood is up front, followed by malts, molasses, chocolate and honey. Distinct resinous hops in the finish. Good stuff, but Either is a tad better.