DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is about what you’d expect from a beer this big and a short ring of lacing is left.
3.75 S: Nice aroma on this. Big, hearty chocolate followed by coffee and molasses. Also a good bit of hoppiness. Not enough to piss me off, but still plenty (I’m not a fan of hoppy stouts these days). Layers of caramel, citrusy orange hoppiness with some floral and herbal notes.
3.0 T: Ehh, the taste doesn’t have much direction. It’s a mesh of chocolate, molasses, coffee, herbal and citrusy hops, caramel, and burnt dark fruits. Fortunately, there’s not a lot of bitterness. However, there isn’t a lot of sweetness either. It’s missing a big, bold flavor to carry the taste.
3.5 M: Lighter heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth enough.
3.0 D: It’s okay, but it doesn’t pack enough flavor. Also, hoppy stouts aren’t my favorite.
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PorterPounder (6411) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof bottle share - thanks! Dark black pour, thick mocha colored head. Aroma is slightly acidic, some prunes, a hint of licorice. Flavor has some coffee, Fruity Pebbles cereal, a touch of chocolate, Not quite soy sauce but heading in that direction.
Aurelius (4743) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Inky. Rich, boozy roasted aroma, sweetish. Smooth in general but a little on the acidic side. Really tasty, but just slightly raw and green. Heavyish body. Thanks to someone at Proof.
GenDV138 (3762) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the DC Local Gathering on 8/1/2015. Trade from a friend, thanks Daniel! Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, light chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, roast, coffee, bitter notes. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
nimbleprop (6168) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a murky black with some cloudy, tan head. Nose has molasses, licorice, malt, chocolate, coffee bean. Flavor is sweet, bready, malty, chocolate, coffee, molasses. Full bodied finish.
solidfunk (5674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with decent head and lacing. Roast, dark chocolate. Good balance. Medium bitter finish. Bottle shared at tasting.
Iphonephan (4781) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 50 cl bottle shared at the RB DC tasting Aug 1, 2015. Pours a dark cola with an off white head. Roasty nose. Flavors of dark chocolate and chicory. Bitter roast finish.
Travlr (16925) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear very dark brown color, bright tan head. Aroma of dark bitter cocoa powder. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and espresso. Decent.
jsquire (3799) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a short lived beige head. Nose of molasses, caramel coffee and and a very grassy hop. Strong grass and earthy hops notes with tons of coffee, chocolate, burnt grains and sticky molasses. The finish is long with spent coffee grounds. Nice big beer.
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a killer brew with lots and lots of roasted malts and insane hopping. Worth a go.