bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Rich toffee and molasses aroma. Flavor of molasses, toffee, light smoke, and chocolate. Medium bodied. Molasses and light smoke lingers with chocolate.
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a reddish tint. Shy nose. Dark chocolate and cherry. Medium weight. Long finish.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap. Pours with a brown head, and a black body. Good retention. Aroma of leather, chocolate, and brown sugar. Taste is leather, brown sugar, chocolate, and goodness. Medium bodied. Nice and chocolatey. A bit dry.
iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Fatherís Office L.A. Deep, deep brown with a 1 1/2 finger cinnamon head, very good retention. Aroma of lots of dark chocolate and roasted malts, some raisins behind with spicy alcohol. There is also a tinge of light pine. Flavor has a pretty strong burnt malt quality that turns ashy by the finish. Not too much sweetness noted, but a tinge of soy is. Bitterness peaked @ a 3 with some alcohol heat, and was dry. Light prickly carbonation with a medium-full body. Not too bad at all.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served cold at Brewfest, Los Angeles. Decent take on an American Strong Ale. Roasted malt aroma. Dry, chocolate flavor. Not bad.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone Bistro. Pours black with a one-finger tan head and good lacing. Aroma is very nice and roasty with coffee and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, slight anise, vanilla, and a touch of dark fruit. I would put this in the porter category. Palate is medium-light and carbonation is medium. Very good overall.
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and hints of sweet liquerice. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, liquerice and bitter coffee.
alexanderj (3050) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone a little while ago. Dark brown with virtually no head. Aroma was very roasted with some coffee and light chocolate elements. Flavor was of coffee and roasted malt, with some chocolate and fruit presence. A really light palate that was almost watery. Flavor lingers for a while. Not much hop presence.
Snojerk321 (2970) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ O’Brien’s. Dark brown with a small beige ring. Dark fruits, oak and bourbon on the nose. Same on the flavor with an extra hint of vanilla, very smooth and creamy on the palate.
Hophead22 (2742) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark pour, brown head. Decent aroma, slightly chocolatly. Nice flavor, not too hot, but very flavorful.