Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Amazing looking black pour with a thin mocha head. Good rim and lacing. Aroma is strong notes of dark, bitter chocolate, light roast coffee, peat, earth and caramel. The taste is similar with the peat and bitter dark chocolates mostly showing through. Medium body and medium carbonation. The end is bitter and great. No real booze on the finish either. Very well balanced and smooth to drink. Nice beer!
BeerandBlues2 (8986) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy brown head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is leather, roast and chocolate malt, light earthy coffee, licorice, prunes, dates, and figs with earthy, minty, and woody hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, moderate hops, moderate hop and dark malt bitterness with dark, lightly tart fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.
Lonick (676) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours thick and black with low to no carbonation. Licorice on the nose with some toffee/chocolate sweetness as well. There is something quite fruity about this on the taste buds, coffee not a lot but some, nice, it just do with something more, to take it to the next level.
AgentAle (327) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is smoky, very very deep malt notes and licorice. Taste is rich with smoky roasty tastes, some raisons, chocolate and espresso.Finishes with a touch of bitterness. Body is very dark with s brown head thst retains veryvwell.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured black with a short-lived head. The aroma picked up lots of coffee and roasty black malts with light accents of vanilla and smoke.. not super complex, but well done. The flavor found similar.. well-roasted black malts and coffee plus a light hit of licorice at the core.. more roast and a hint of berries around.. picked up some warmth on the long, roasty finish. Heavier-bodied with fairly high carbonation.. good feel and flow.. very good, but not spectacular.
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours black with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of smoked salty meat with roasted malts, dark grains and a bit of booze. Flavor is similar with dark grains and bitter roasted malts up front as well as growing smokey meat notes and a hint of booze.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown / black appearance with a dark brown head. Holy smokes, there’s a ton of roast and a bunch of caramel / taffy notes in the nose. Gooey caramel / toffee / chocolate aroma. Medium bodied. Moderate to high bitterness. Some piney notes. Rich caramel, goopy chocolate flavor. Finishes smooth. Molasses, some dark fruity / date notes but still well balanced. Drinks pretty fucken good.
allmyvinyl (1793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of roast coffee, toffee and light fruit, Taste is more fruit and chocolate. Thin, abrupt finish. OK.
cgarvieuk (12767) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... big tan head ... soft dark bitter chocolate roast nose ... little fizzy ... dark malts ... big berry fruits ... soft toffee ... light bitter roast ... lightest coffee ... too bitter and something not quite rioght for me
rbrazell (1403) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle fromProof. Black pour with a small dark tan head. Big roasted malt aroma, with touches of smoke and ash along with black cherry, plum, raisins and tobacco leafs. Flavor is very similar but falls a limitless thin in the palate with average carbonation and medium body. No noticeable alcohol. Pretty good.
douglas88 (5463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mongers. Pours a pure black color with a medium beige head. A big roasty nose, sweet caramel and toffee, licorice. The flavor is more sweet smoke, licorice, some milkiness, coffee, heavy roast, pretty smooth, caramel, light dark fruit. Very nice.