DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle at the RBESG09 Grand tasting, sheffield. Alround rating: Now dont be annoyed here as its the second time iv had this and its way past the 6 months i said id put this on hold for and the rating is higher. Big burnt roasty malts, raw alcohol, massivly overpowering and totally not my scene.
cgarvieuk (12877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2011 Bottle at home ... Big thanks to Maria for thisa one (all be it a long time ago) not quite sure how it sat so long :-) ... Deep Deep black ... no head ... big chocolate ... little tobacco ... roast malt ... little vineaous nose ... Rich malts ... little toffee... some plum ... little licorice and molassis ... little smokey with the barest hint of ash ... light spice in back...
cask at GBBF 2010 ... deep black ... soft chocolate mlat nose ... rich light vanilla ... soft toffeee ... big roast ... little toffeee.... dark fruits
tap at de molan wild cherry version ... deep black ... thin bubly tanhead ...
dark roast sour cherry nose ... deep dark roast ... big cherry fruits ... hint of sourneess ... toffee malts ... chocolate ... nice not too sour. 4.0
TheEpeeist (3142) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75 cl bottle. Dark brown with a coating tan head. Nose is chocolate, molasses, wood and green hay. Smooth and silky but not heavy. Sprinkle of carb. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, molasses, dark roast and licorice. A lingering spicy, piny bite. Top notch brewing here.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a while back by Miketd. Roasted chocolate malt aroma with some alcohol present. The flavor is chocolate, with a bit of wood and a light hint of smoke. Interesting brew.
decaturstevo (4624) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown almost black pour with small tan head and lace. A burnt coffee aroma followed by medium chocolate and abv. Abv, chocoffee, and a good finishing bitter on the flavor. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Had this beer tasted as good as it smelled it would have been over the top. Still damn fine.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle #29, brewed 06Oct07, bottled 01Nov07, with a big thanks to ygtbsm94! Pours a dark brown with a loose covering of larger tan bubbles. Aroma is chocolate, espresso, tobacco, citrus, pine, smoke and ripe dark fruits. Flavor is citrus and piney hops, more espresso, chocolate, dark fruits and light tobacco and smoke, with a lingering earthy finish. I was surprised with how much this changed as it opened up, definitely needs a little time to warm up. Very nice stuff and glad for the chance to try, thanks again Brad!
Butters (3665) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Beerhawk’s Beer Gods in the Boro, aka 1000 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, By God Beer God Gathering, BG1K Tasting. Black pour with no head. Awefully tasty with a good medium creamy body. Just a little vegetal bitterness in the flavor.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by lithy. Poured black with a very thin brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate, black licorice, and roast. The flavor found caramel and roasty malts. Full body, creamy, and a sweet roast aftertaste.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk’s Beer Gods in the Boro, aka 1000 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, By God Beer God Gathering, BG1K Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me thanks to bierkoning. Bottled Nov 1 2007. Dark dark brown a light spattering of tan bubbles. Aroma of soy, chocolate, big roast. Taste is more soy sauce, chocolate, bitter roast and a lightly vegetal finish.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, May 2008. Rich malty aroma. Some soy sauce notes. Lots of chocolate in the flavour. Also bitter licorice with some hop bite. Not too sweet. Alcohol is quite warming, perhaps on the hot side but that doesn’t detract too much. Although I usually prefer fresh beers, I think a little more bottle age would have brought it more into tune with my palate.