erickok (4322) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black bodied, creamy head. Roasted nuts, coffee, cereal. Taste reveals more hop character, as it’s fairly bitter. Lively carbonation. (On tap at Craft Pride)
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned. Pours deep brown with large head. Aroma of malted milk balls. Cocoa like flavor and burnt toast. Medium carbonation.
jsquire (3760) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with some reddish brown highlights when held against the light. Short brown head. Complex malty nose of coco puffs and raw grain. Lots of chocolate flavors, burnt toast, some sweetened coffee and some dark fruit in the background. Long toasted grain finish.
RSRIZZO (1900) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can poured into an English Pint at 43°. Color is black with good carbonation and a thin tight tan head. Aroma is rich and sweet giving off dried fruit scents. It has a medium body with a crisp light mouth feel. Flavor is roasted coffee and chocolate giving it a dry feel then a mild sweetness with a touch of fruit balances it out letting it finish clean. Overall I like it. its a bold easy drinking brew.
onceblind (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Heavy dark brown, nearly black, with a big fluffy light tan head. The nose is deep and malty with earthy toffee, and a dry semi-astringent cocoa tone. The flavor is a bit dry and licorice-y, with a cocoa biscuitiness and dry toast. Not too special.
DrSilverworm (8711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can, thanks to DanielCoor. Shared with local raters. Dark brown color. Thin tan head. Good dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation, lightly dry finish. Dark chocolate, oats, light metallic. Toasty. Nice big bitterness, minimal sweet, mostly all bitter. Lots of nice dark cocoa, especially in the aftertaste. Gets more enjoyable as I go. Nice complex, kind of chewy "stout porter"
Tmoney99 (12067) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and earthy aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with medium dark sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can compliments of TJ. Nice dark pour, tan head. Aroma of coffee roast, some spice and dark chocolate. Medium bodied. Silky cocoa up front, bitter finish, faint hint of some bittering hops at the end.
SpringsLicker (3254) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to crajun for the trade!
Can. Pours a very dark brown, almost opaque, small tan head.
Aroma of roast malts and cocoa powder.
The flavor is rich yet simple. Roast malt and chocolate that pretty much is what the aroma sets you up for. Not too sweet, not too bitter; well balanced.
jkwalking05 (4231) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Deep brown in color with a small tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, light caramel, chocolate, and light spice. taste is of roasted malt, light molasses, chocolate, and earth.