charule (811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from sis. Poured pitch black with crazy cream head. Aroma of roasted malt with oats. Very smooth med body slight smokey oat taste.
Hanoi (296) - - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is cola, blackberry, slight roast, very sweet. Taste is very sweet; blackberry, cherry, cola, leading to roast malt notes with a hint of coco. Mouthfeel is very smooth.
A good beer which has surprising complexity for the style.
bytemesis (2581) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby black with a small tan head that dissipates slowly and laces pretty well. Aroma is roast, cocoa, cardboard. Flavor is pretty decent actually, light plus sweet with notes of dark cocoa, roasted malts, perhaps coffee, quite light bitterness on the back end. Medium body, well carbonated. This ain’t bad for a sub 5% beer.
onceblind (3673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Full black pour with a thin foamy light beige cap. The aroma is a bit earthy and roasty and dark with a strange dark berry undertone and some mild dark cocoa. Light-medium body with some earthy roastiness and a bit of bittersweet black malt. Pretty middle of the road and ’whatever’.
RexTalionis (2131) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl, BBE 06/2014. Pours cola black in color with a small tan head.
Licorice, medicinal herbs, rubber tree in aroma. Herbal notes, light burnt
wooden notes and chocolatey lemony notes in taste. Notes of chocolate and very
mild biting spices in the finish.
rondphoto (1546) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear very dark mahogany, 2" tan head that reduces to a thin head cover, no lace. Taste is full roasted, slightly bitter malt that moves quickly through the palate to a lightly hopped finish. All dissipates rather quickly. The taste is big and satisfying. But, it obviously has water as its base, which provides a cleansing effect, but doesn’t allow for it to remain long enough for full enjoyment. Good, not great.
mile (2741) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty - light oat and sweetish aroma, light caramel and light roasted malt, floral fruitiness. Body is light to medium, malty - light oat and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light roasted malt, floral fruitiness. Finish is short to average, malty - light oat and lightly sweetish, faint roasted malt, some floral fruitiness, with light coffee. Watery stout with weird floral fruitiness (bit like lemodade/cola).
Pizd (429) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask, Rainhill Beer Fest): Black in colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, burnt notes, coffee, oats. Similar notes in tasting. Leaves a nice oatmeal aftertaste. Could do with having a bigger body.
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a tan head. Malt and light roast aroma with light chocolate. Malt and light caramel flavor with light roast. Medium bodied. Light caramel and light roast lingers with light cocoa.
MisoW (796) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Pours dark brown, beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee. Taste is coffee, bit watery, chocolate, low bitterness.
Gurthnar (1249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at RJ. Aroma dark fruits, berries, light sourish soapy, very light chocolate. Thick stable beige head. Dark clear ruby-brown colour. Taste is rather sweet, chocolate and pretty strong fruitiness. Some background bitterness, but what ruins it for me is moderately strong sour off-flavour. Could it be too much roasted malt too early in the mash? Not sure, but the result is average at best.