willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at at tasting. Thanks Tim! Pours a deep black with ruby highlights. Roasted malt, light roasted coffee, dark fruit and soy sauce on the nose. Taste is roasty with some light sweetness. Easy drinking with a dry and slightly fruit-forward sour finish.
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Tim M. Aroma is good, soy sauce, roast, dry. Very interesting. Bit of sweetness. Very nice.
Maverick34 (3016) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours dark not much head. Obviously cocoa and booze, as well as some blackberry and such.
AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black pour with tan head. Aroma is caramel, molasses dark plum. Taste follows nose with a bit of smoke and coffee. Sticky.
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with tan head. Coffee, roasted aroma. Coffee, roasted, dark chocolate and bitter taste. Medium body.
Torrefacto (1458) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Negro con reflejos caoba.espuma beis densa. Aromas de chocolate, tabaco, café. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce achocolatado, con final de amargor acafetado suave.
jc1762 (847) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap into a shaker showing pitch black with sparse white foam.
The nose shows extremely subtle latte notes.
The palate is light bodied and extremely well carbonated - it’s mostly just a mouth full of foam. Shows dark chocolate with very light coffee flavors more akin to a latte. Bitterness is also light and easy like a latte.
55x11 (47) - - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. Or very dark brown whitish head. Aroma of smoke chocolate and malt. Taste of bitter chocolate, bourbon, toffee
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fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver; 414ml
Dark brown color, served with no head. Aroma of dark malts, cocoa powder, impression of chemicals (phenol). Lean body, despite the high initial gravity; the flavor focuses too much in dark caramel, with a clear presence of heavily roasted nuts in the final; light residual sweetness. Rather simple in its conception.
It’s a decent beer, but I regret getting a large glass of it.
mcberko (14682) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours jet black with a small tan head. Nose brings out rich notes of chocolate upfront, followed by roast and some dry cocoa powder. Flavour is similar, bringing out a rich balanced palate of cocoa powder and roasted malt, with a touch of coffee and even smaller touch of vanilla. Robust and impeccably balanced big beer. Excellent.