Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.
fiulijn (19347) - 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.
rlgk (18322) - 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.
Beerhunter111 (17263) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trübes sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, viel Kaffee, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, Kaffee, reife dunkle Früchte, leicht alkoholisch.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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.
jtclockwork (14999) - , 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.
mcberko (14659) - 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.
Benzai (14267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Dark brown color, a nice red glare coming through, average to medium sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly roasty, bitter, lightly dry, a hint of coffee. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice.
bhensonb (14162) - 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.
Tmoney99 (13595) - 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.