Ron (2344) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured black with a dark tan head and some lace. Sweet roasted malts, light coffee, cocoa powder and a light bitterness; taste is same as the aroma, a little more bitter, moderate carbonation and light malty body. The alcohol is somewhat noticeable.
realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is black licorice, anise, and prune. It pours very dark a syrupy with barely any head. The head dissipated quickly leaving no lacing. Taste is predominately black licorice other flavor notes are prunes, raisins, and coffee. It is very astringent with a sticky molasses finish that is boozy. It weighs heavy on the palate and finishes sweet with low carbonation. Overall, lacks a complex flavor profile and th appearance is lackluster so it falls into the average at best category.
jb (2055) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Anise and dark chocolate nose. Very appealing. Some plums back there too. Pour is very dark with a fast fading head that is tan, some of it forms an outer ring and also a nice lacing pattern that also disappears quickly. Palate is thick and chewy, dominated by roasted malt, chocolate, a bit of alcohol warm, thick velvety mouth feel. I really liked this. Pretty solid.
GIJOE (469) - Monterey, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a thin head that was gone within a minute. No lacing. Aroma is strangely berry like, almost like some fruity bubblegum. Taste is similar. Somewhat bitter with an astringent finish. Thin. Almost no carbonation. Not impressed at all.
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UDBeernut (1474) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pours jet black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. nose of dark chocolate, toffee, and booze. taste starts with dark fruit and sweetness, washed over by some black malt. body is slightly thin for the style. overall, this is enjoyable, would love a burbon barrell version. ISO!!!!
mcclainc50 (134) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black brown with a thin tan head leaving almost no lacing. Sweet chocklate and berry flavor. Very easy to drink and is a very good beer, surprising to see such a low rating.
mtdewa1 (211) - rome, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour, thin head. Raspberry chocolate taste, sweat overall. Good beer worth a try
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a mostly dark black color, maybe at best a really dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light roasted malts, some toasted notes. Flavor was sweet chocolate notes, light coffee-like flavors. Light, maybe a bit too thin for this ABV.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at TAP-NY. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Cocoa, super smooth wood, bourbon, chocolate. Cocoa and warm sweet bourbon. More cocoa with long chewy bourbon and wood. Very smooth.
tgncc (2662) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is roasty, coffee, bitter chocolate, The appearance is jet black, opaque, tan head. The flavor is like the aroma, more roasty than sweet, bitter chocolate. The finish was roasty, pine. Medium.thick in body. Not bad at all.