Cavie (4311) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at DEBC. Pours a dark black color with a tan ring of head. Aroma is alcohol, dark chocolate and sweet notes. Flavor is grapes, sharp dark malts, bitter notes with a super sweet flavor. A little much I think safari as the residual sweetness.
The_Osprey (6574) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 2016 - Bottle share at One Canada Square as ’Deep Ellum Darkest Hour’, 11%. Thanks to Colin. Opaque black with a foamy dense brown head. Aroma is earthy, toasted dark breads, plain chocolate, some coffee. Body is quite light for style, soft carbonation. Taste is plain chocolate, roasted coffee grounds, ashy, touch of booze showing up. Not bad overall. (3.6)
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Level 42, from the GBB of F, 07/09/16.
Black with a decent tan head.
Nose is dark fruits, chocolate, spice, earthy, light roast, candied fruits, toffee.
Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, charr, toffee, chocolate, spice, liquorice, roasted tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough impy but no show stopper.
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to cloindoog. Pours deep black-brown with a creamy, beige head. The nose has some brownies, burnt wood, earth, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavour with nicely rounded dark malts, earthy hops, cocoa. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, with rich brownies and baking cocoa, moderate earthy hops, raisins. Great stuff.
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the level 42 tasting 7/9/2016. Many thanks to cloin for this one. A jet black coloured pour with a dark tan head. Aroma is some hot alcohol, liquorice, black malts, berry. Flavour is composed of rounded big black malts liquorice, bitter black roast, . Palate is frothy, creamy, woody. Good. Beer. Lingering rich dark choc.
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle big thanks to Cloin. It pours darkest brown / black with a thick tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, toasted action, cacao nibs, varnish, liquorice, salted caramel and charred wood. The taste is earthy, toasty, rich roasted malt, earthy, wood, liquorice, fruity, some alcohol boost, burnt action and tar with a dry, toasty finish. Medium - full body and high, foamy carbonation. Ok, but no game - changer.
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black. Tan head. Beautiful beer really. Thick and malty. Sweet. Real sweet actually. Licorice. Brown sugar. Dark fruit (like a black cherry almost) Thanks Erin!
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of tar, licorice and it has hints of dark fruit. Flavors of leather, licorice, charred malts with a bittersweet finish. On tap at the Whip In in Austin.
Drake (11916) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the 10th Annual Epic & Unusual Beer Tasting, 11/29/15. Dark brown, thin fizzy tan head, fair retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coconut, vanilla. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, dark fruits. Medium bodied.
SPDickerman (1192) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells strongly of cocoa, roast, hints of coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, and roast. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Deep Ellum Darkest Hour finishes with a lingering chocolate bitterness.
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated based on notes taken 3 Sep 2014 -- I rated this bad boy a 5 back in the day when I had a boner for all good brews.