argo0 (11166) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear garnet-black body, minimal tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, some roast, caramel, raisin, faint smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some roast, light banana/raisin. Medium-full body, light stickiness.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 24, 2012
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Appearance: black, scant head
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, sweet caramel, roasted
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, caramel sweetness brings out a chocolate character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
rlgk (9017) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. Black beer with a brown head. Ash aroma, smoked, spicy, licorice, dark chocolate, malty, caramel, toffee, milk, alcohol notes. Hoppy chocolate flavor, caramel, cocoa powder, spicy, toffee, soot, ash, raisins, biscuits, hay, peat notes.
BeerandBlues2 (9000) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours dark brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie, nutty and chocolate malt, earthy and woody hops, dates and leather. Flavor is malt dominant, dark fruity esters, light hops, medium bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, taupe head. The aromatic highlights are brownies and molasses with an afterthought of licorice or anise. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is mostly burnt and bitter with only a touch of sweet toffee. Finishes charred, carbonic and moderately bitter.
Drake (7839) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized frothy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts and toffee. The taste is roasted malts, toffee, bitter hops. nuts and herbal notes. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a clingy-lacing froth of beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel malty nose with some raisins and piny hops. Starts with decent fullness and fine carbonation with plenty of sweetness and mild roastiness with notes of toffee and raisins before a slightly warming bittersweet finish with some lingering dark chocolate notes. This beer definitely seems confused to me and a good example of why blending two beers that taste good in their own regard is not always a good idea.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Almost black pour with a small khaki head. Roast, dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate on the aroma. The flavor follows with roast, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. I dig it!
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i had high hopes for this .. . pours a deep bark brown black .. medium foam, very light lacing .. . light sweet tar, light coffee, and a good dose of roast .. . more of an imperial black and tan, rather mild .. . . . i do backflips everyday of my life!!
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black bodied with a short, foamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar and burnt caramel. Taste is dark fruit, roasted malt, coffee notes, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, hop notes, burnt caramel, and hints of brownies. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. There’s only a mild warmth from the alcohol but plenty of stickiness throughout. Ends with more roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, ripe dark fruits, and hops.