DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->nonic. Deep brown with large frothy offwhite head that settles to bare film. Mild coffee and chocolate boosted by roasted malt and molasses. Thin, with moderate carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (2493) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 2009. From bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Dark roasted malt, licorice, coffee and chocolate. A nice winter warmer. Thick and robust.
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark cola brown color with a tan frothy head. Aroma is strong of coffee and nuts, with a hint of licorice. Tastes of chocolate, roast, lightly earthy, caramel, and some rye. Very smooth with a full, rich body. Good amount of carbonation.
AbbeyRoade (401) - Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice black color with decent head and lacing. Although it only has 6.8% alcohol content, the alcoholic flavor is pretty noticeable and overwhelms the otherwise malty flavor. A hint of chocolate as well. Medium body. Doesn’t taste like a baltic porter....too light for that...o.k. all around.
BillWyce (751) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: Poured opaque dark brown with a 3-finger light tan head. Chocolatey aroma with a touch of toffee. Full body. Very slightly oily, which lingers in the finish. Chocolatey flavor, with a light roasty note and a touch of anise.
SamP01 (591) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. thanks mike67. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma and Taste is of roasted caramel malt, some cacao notes and mild dark fruit and mild bitterness. Palate is medium body with moderate carbonation. The finish is mildly sweet roasted caramel, some cacao and a touch of dark fruit on the end with some bitterness for balance. Overall a good drinking brew.
Derek881 (1017) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a watery consistency with a black color that had a slight deep brown hue and a good-sized creamy dark tan head that had nice retention, and good cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a mixture of caramel and light chocolate malt blended with some earthy, grainy hops tones, along with notes of roasted toffee and light pine. It had a good sweet taste featuring coffee, some caramel, and a late slightly bitter grainy effect. The beer had a wet, creamy body with good fizz and life, and a pleasant mouthfeel.
deyholla (7024) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a light chocolate note with a bit of dark grains and a touch of dark fruits. Flavor has some sweet dark grains with a hint of chocolate and a strong light fruit backbone that is a bit out of place.
hfmejias (825) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a deep very dark almost black brown with about a finger of tan frothy head and nice lacing. the predominant aroma is of malts and chocolate but you’ll also get some hints of spices. Taste is very consistent mostly roasted malts and chocolate you also fell the alcohol flavor a little. bodied and nice drinkable winter beer.
JDBaker11058 (1366) - Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: silky dark brown pour with a dark brown, creamy head. Aroma: coffee, roast malts, chocolate, a bit of licorice. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with a bit of burnt toast. Finish: creamy, with lingering roasty/licorice notes. Notes: </bPleasant enough. Full palate, nice flavors.