PhillyCraft (5585) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with small off white head, nice lacing. Aromas and flavor of licorice, molasses, chocolate, and some tobacco. Medium to fuller body. Gets a little sticky with brown sugar and fudge as it warms. Solid stout overall.
alobar (3493) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours coal black with aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, and brown sugar. Lots of molasses and brown sugar flavor with chocolate and roasted malt. Great beer!
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick dark black oil in color with a dark beige cinnamon colored head. The aroma is huge roasted sweet bitter chocolate and even more molasses and black licorice, so smooth and balanced in the nose. Flavor is huge notes of rich roasted black licorice malts and nice minimum smokey notes. Body is robust and awesome!
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Dark black, cigar city esque head, coffee dark and lasting. Heavy roast nose, chocolate and cake bitterness. Medicinal booze front, anise and chocolate mid, very dry and cake-like through. Heavy and full, low sweetness and incredible balance and texture.
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by noodleuser at the DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks! 9th Anniversary version. Poured a black color with a small tan head. Dark chocolate notes with some light funk. Roasted malt notes. Pretty tasty.
Iphonephan (6036) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle at the DC Pre-Turkey Day tasting on Nov 9, 2014. Pours black with a tan head. Flavors of licorice and dark fruits.
solidfunk (7350) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a nice beer. Big roast aroma, with some musky dark chocolate and light coffee. Just a hint of caramelized malt. Medium bitter finish. Black pour with mocha head and lacing. Thick, creamy consistency. Bottle thanks to noodleuser.
GenDV138 (5700) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by noodleuser, thanks Joel! Black with tan head. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate, toasty notes. Tastes of roast, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, bitter notes. Medium body with a dry finish.
Travlr (21166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Deep dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, burnt espresso. Taste is bitter chocolate.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, roast and chocolate malt with prunes, dates and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is sweet dark malt, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.