BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at Iron Barley in St. Louis. Very smooth. Very nice. Pours black. Toffee roast chocolate. Slightly sweet. Somewhat alcoholic. Nice.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours an opaque cola brown with a light tan head. S- strong roasted malts, dates, marshmallow, pungent licorice, chocolate, grains, molasses, toffee, mincemeat spices, earth and vegetables. M- smooth and oily palate with a medium to heavy body. Carbonation is good and sufficient. T- alcohol, grains, graham crackers to start. Rich licorice, molasses, chocolate, cola, malts and some hop notes in the middle. Ending is long with a nice hop bite and chocolate, alcohol, rhubarb, tobacco and vegetables.
MrHangover (3811) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dean’s Birthday tasting, thnx to Bytemesis for shipping this. Pours a pitch black beer with a thick beige head on top. Aroma is heavily coffee, caramel, herbal, rosemary, dark chocolate and slight boozy and smokey. Flavour is quite sweet and herbal, full on the coffee and it has a thick, creamy mouthfeel. Awesome brew, very well balanced and nice complexity to it. Great!
jmgreenuk (7093) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dean’s Birthday Tasting, August 2013. Bottle courtesy of MrHangover. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is rich malty fruit and alcoholic. The flavour is rich alcoholic,with roasted malt and lots of liqourice.
worldbeertaste (1793) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bug thanks to Mr.Hangover. Black as black can be, with no lace, beige, head. Deep smell of liquorish, roast, berry, plum, prune, spices and rosemary. Medium to full frothy body. Tastes of roasted malt, ash and a bitter finish. Dark chocolate with an slightly strong alcohol finish. I wish it was better but too strong and ashy.
kermis (9889) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Dean’s birthday tasting big thanks to Mrhangover. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma is surprisingly herbal up front, with nettles, toffee, roast, dark chocolate, coffee, rosemary. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (8293) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
66cl bottle shared, courtesy of MrHangover @ Dean’s Birthday tasting.
thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely brew. very smooth. A lovely beer
Zer0 (1201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks mrhangover! Pours dark brown. Aroma is spicy, chocolate and red fruits. Taste is moderate sweet. Full bodied.
Homer321 (3963) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at PDX brewpub for OBF. Vinous and viscous. Coffee mixed with barrel. Lots of alcohol with a slight burn. Glad I tried it but I’m hoping the bottles will mellow with some time.
Ratman197 (12830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of mocha, coffee, dates, dark chocolate, fig, light bourbon and a hint of cherry. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, spice, roasted malt, dark fruit and light oak with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish.