rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with sebletitje at Delirium Hoppy Loft. Dark amber/brown beer with a nice rich beige head. Hoppy chocolate aroma, cocoa, roasted, metal, fruity, mint, citrus, tar notes. Chocolate finish, metal, roasted, some mont. pretty nice.
dagimp (960) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Pours a very deep brown, bordering on black. A couple inches of brownish white head but little lacing. Aroma is dark and malty. Plenty of chalk, dark malt and cocoa. Mouthfeel is dead on. Not heavy like a stout, but more porter-like and dry. Carbonation is perfect. Taste is chalky with with plenty of dark flavors such as chocolate, chalk, some berry, cocoa, red wine and a wee bit of grassy hops. Overall, a very good beer. Didn’t wow me but very well constructed.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I want to like this beer, but it never quite comes together, despite the sum of its parts. The texture is largely to blame, since the beer never quite feels as big or hearty as you want, not letting the massive amounts of malts and hops settle. The bitterness is there, but there’s an unfortunate home brew quality that shows through on the finish. Nice label though.
Hoffy (9) - - JUL 14, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid brown ale. Poured from a bomber, with a deep brown color. Not too complex and very sharp at the finish.
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grifo. Vaso de Pinta. Saboreada en jun´12. Color marrón rojizo y tintes rubí a contraluz. Apariencia cristalina. Espuma beige y copiosa, corona persistente y anillos algodonosos. En nariz maltas tostadas, cacao amargo y toque herbáceo. Entrada fresca y malteada. Trazos de chocolate y frutos oscuros en el intermedio. Matices cítricos sutiles. Cuerpo medio/ligero y carbonatación moderada. Paladar cremoso y sedoso con un subyacente rio amargo. Final largo de chocolate amargo y granos de café torrefacto en el retrogusto. Refrescante y sabrosa.
On-tap. Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Reddish brown color, ruby to the light. Clear appearance. Beige, copious froth, lasting crown & rocky rings. Toasted malts, bitter cocoa & herbal touch to the nose. Crispy & malty upfront. Hints of chocolate & dark fruits in the middle. Subtle citric hues. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy & silky palate –underlying bitter river. Long bitter chocolate finish & roasted coffee grain aftertaste. Refreshing & flavorful.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Diesel in Atlanta. Darker and thicker than I would have expected. Semisweet maltiness. Filling and satisfying.
jesperhammer (4228) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
08-JUN-2012, draft @Bishops Arms.
Brown, hazy, lasting lacing tan head.
Roasted with chocolate and hops.
Quite bitter and earthy hops.
Creamy and really nice brown ale in an American style. Though normally not my style, I like this.
Rasmus40 (17797) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Bishops Arms, Copenhagen. Hazy dark brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and nutty. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 040612
probstblueribbon (3722) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Finger Lakes Beverage(?), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Very deep brown (black?) with a fair light mocha head.
Aroma: Lots of strong, rich roasted malts, sorta fruity, chocolate all over the place, some molasses and hints of soy sauce, borders on an Impy Stout in some ways, a bit of licorice, big and rich.
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly relaxed effervescence, a bit powdery/astringent.
Flav.: Really big, rich roasted flavour, molasses, chocolate, a bit of coffee, borderline briny (Impy Stout territory), a touch fruity, quite big and inky; dry with fair bitterness and a long, chocolatey finish.
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. There’s a big deep fluffy white head of latte coloured foam atop a dark tea coloured beer. Big chocolate and roasted malt aromas are very nice as is the flavour with a mild bitterness and bitter dark chocolate flavours.