fiulijn (16395) - 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.
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Mathieu87, thank you sir! Clear deep maroon brown color, beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted coffee. Taste is dark espresso.
rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Stone Brewing Company, Escondido. Pitch black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, licorice, cocoa, some sweet fruits. Malty caramel flavor, fruity, grapes, licorice, pears, mango, licorice, chocolate notes.
brokensail (12757) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Uncle Henry’s Deli. Dark brown in color with a tan head. Aromas of burnt sugar, licorice, and roasted malt. Some coffee, raisin, and fig jam. Fairly sweet chocolate notes, too. Flavor is on the sweet side. Lots of chocolate, sugar, and fruit. Some light bitter roast and coffee character. A touch of cocoa powder, notes of licorice, and ash. Kind of syrupy on the palate.
bhensonb (12295) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours very dark brown with a slight, transient tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark fruits. Full bodied. Flavor is dark treacle with hints of coffee. There’s some spice. Dark fruits. Maybe more coffee. It’s sweet, but the finish seems towards dry and astringent. I’m liking this a lot.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Large tan head atop cola black body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some anise/cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate/caramel, some anise, light cherry, earthy. Medium body, fairly smooth, low carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate roasted dark malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark sweet flavor with a medium dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is the very good brew.
Lubiere (10997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light grassy notes, herbaceous, nice. In mouth, a smooth porter with peaty chocolate, light pepper, nice. Bottle at Spinrsx tasting.
BeerandBlues2 (10689) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown to black with a medium, creamy light tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is light roast and chocolate malt, nutty and toast malt with earthy and woody hops, and notes of dates. Flavor is malt dominant, sweet with light hops and medium bitterness, light dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
jtclockwork (10624) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Etched glass. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of chocolate toast, light roasted coffee and earthy grain. Medium body.