alexsdad06 (4525) - Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours a dark brown to black color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, earthy, char, dark fruit, larger hop character which mostly works, and some smoke. Not as big as I expected, falls off just a touch at the finish.
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Roasted malts, very nutty, slight anise and milk chocolate. Jet black with almost no head. Nutty, roasted malts, booze and some dark fruit. Thick mouthfeel and no significant bitterness, but lots of boozy heat. Like it a lot.
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CorneliusBunkr (10) - Oakwood Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share with xdtfx. Pours almost total black with minimal head. Nice carbonation. Coffee bourbon roasted malts and some hops deliver a delicious flavor. The alcohol shows up much more as it warms. A delicious brew to be sure.
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from the brewery bottled 012512. Pours a near pitch black color with not much of a head. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, soy, hops. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bitter chocolate, caramel, espresso, faint hops. Medium-full bodied, chewy. Exceptional.
BMan1113VR (7787) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
122111 bottle thanks to billschmeinke. Pours with a inky consistency, black hue, tan head, rich chocolate, marshmallow, iodine, licorice, campfire, dates, deep caramel and toasted malt. Milk chocolate. Flavors are aged. Soil, licorice, nutty, iodine, chocolate. Ashy, brown sugar, marshmallow, quite sweet, campfire. Fading, ashy, meh. Medium-low carbonation, rich body. Kind of faded.
Westmeister (1524) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 Bottle. Super thick black wax showed a rusty cap underneath. Uh oh. Pours ink black with quickly fading medium beige head. Smell is thick tarry malts, chocolate, sugary residue , hints of dark fruits. Taste is a very mellowed out chocolate, coffee, spot on sweetness, a bit of char, some anise. Really just a smooth finish. Finishes medium to full, medium sweet with the creamy residual mouthfeel. Not overly complex but quite nice.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewvival. Almost totally black, brown head. Aroma of burnt espresso and bitter cocoa. Taste is coffee grounds and dark chocolate on toast. Tasty.
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on 02/23/10
Tasted on 1/7/13 from a 22oz bomber bottle obtained in a trade quite a while ago. Pours extremely dark brown with an average brown head that very slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is super dark with tons of coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, a touch of smoke, and an almost fruity molasses note. The flavor is the same with the coffee, chocolate, cocoa, molasses, smoke, and just a touch of vanilla and nice bitterness. The body is full with average but soft carbonation and a long bitter dark chocolate and coffee, lightly smoked, and hint of vanilla finish.
Keir (124) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with light tan head. Nose of coffee, caramel, toasted malts, vanilla. Sweet, toasty malts, hint of alcohol, coffee, bitter. Really nice but could use some age.
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mcberko (5359) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 2010 vintage. 22 oz. bottle, sent from cory_king (thanks Cory), pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Aroma of smoky malts, coal, chalk and bitter cocoa. Flavour is very coal-like, with a chalky-feel. There is some light smoked malt, a bit of roast, and loads of coal and chalk. No sweetness or roast - this is really overtaken by the coal and chalk. Full-bodied and thick like tar. A drinkable, but flawed impie. I wonder if this is what they were going for.