JStax (1669) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a darker brown to Ruby. No head. Aroma is earthy and chocolate bitter. Taste is that earthy bitterness and dark chocolate again. Very bitter overall.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Rich, almost bacony roasty aroma. Super full, but maybe a bit sticky, if an aroma can be sticky. Loely full taste. Great roast, vey wel balanced. Burnt bacon in the finish too, but such rich roast itís fantastic. Keeps the 7.5 % well hidden. Itís clearly not a weak beer, but it doesnít say boozy. I would have bottle after bottle of this beer until I was dragged to the mental asylum. Underrate? Itís like like like, but thereís no religious experience "wow".
ContemplateBeer (1140) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definite chocolate/ coffee aroma, but also licorice and molasses as well; thereís a charred (not smoked) character here that reminds me of Bourbon. Appearance is dense black with sticky, bubbly mocha head. Flavor really belts away at you with roasty depth, so much so that you wish the beer gave you some sort of sweet respite, but alas, this libation is nigh arid. Palate is medium, oily, and soft. Outstanding in all regards; a beer crafted without ambiguity.
mikem409 (1136) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours black with off white head. aroma of roasted coco and hops. taste is medium sweet and medium body lots going on hoppy and roasted chocolate pudding
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 20/I/13 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a (2013-84)
Clear dark brown to black beer, big solid irregular beige to brown head (very dark!), stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: mocha, coffee, caramel, chocolate, bit dusty, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body, smooth creamy texture. Taste: bit sour, mocha, dark chocolate, red berries, bit fruity, hops, bitter, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: coffee, dark caramel, bitter hops, cocoa powder, very dry ending.
dimenhetfield (2354) - , Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared with friends. This one was quite a treat. Nice aroma of earthy hops mixed with chocolate malts and the slightest bit of coffee grind. Really easy to drink and extremely tasty.
Abio (1334) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in the glass, a nice holding and good sticky head. Lots of chocolate, malts and hops. The coffee gets trough the roasted malts also decent and a nice bitterness. Decent mixture, just misses a small boost for me, just a bit to "plain".
saxo (11236) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, nuts and hops. Dry bitter finish.
michaelinwa (454) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with umich03jm. Black pour, thin brown head, malt and hop aroma with hints of chocolate. Taste is dry, roasted malt and somewhat bitter. Finishes fairly bitter.
Sikash (171) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark color with a tan head that doesnít last too long. Aroma is nice and toasted with roastated malt and a good amount of chocolate. Flavor is medium body with a good chocolate bitterness to it and a nice bittersweet flavor on the end which lasts a medium while. Carbonation is average. Overall this is an awesome beer.