JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from lonehill shared by getbetter. Dark brown pour with small chestnut head. Aroma is roasted coffee and copper. Taste is very robust and roasty with somewhat of a sweet and nutty finish. Medium body. Pretty good, much better than I thought it would be.
sonnycheeba (4955) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown. Aroma and flavor are nice chocolate and roast with some light caramel and toasted malt character and faint earthy bitterness. Medium body.
DenverLogan (1063) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle into a 2016 New Belgium stem glass. Pours near black with medium head and lace. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, espresso. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of burnt malts, espresso, bitter chocolate, minerals, bitter herbs, funky fruit rind. Overall rich, bold, tasty but with some rough edges.
adamnase (392) - Kronoby, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from boxbeers.dk. Pours darkest brown to almost black with a thin tan head. A bit of chocolate, roasted malt, toasted, a touch barfy, a bit oxidized and worn out, dry, moderate bitterness, light chocolate finish. NICE!!
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Milk chocolate, coffee, roasted barley malt, and straw aroma. Very dark brown with large brown head. Mildly sweet coffee, chocolate malt, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Nice body. Very tasty.
Gehbe (173) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a big-ish light brown head, nice lacing. Nose is very roasty: chocolate/cocoa, dark bread and crust, coffee, smoke, hints of prunes. Taste is roasty bitter with some roasty acidity and some sweetness in the background. Medium/light body and carbonation, somewhat powdery texture (like cocoa). Roasty goodness!
FinnIckler (22) - GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2016 Bottle bought at maruhn in eberstadt. Pours pitch black. Almost Cola colored. Heavy undertones of black Coffee and slight taste of chocolate. An aquired taste
SimonBlok (248) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: dark with a big greyish beige head. Aroma: dark roasted malts, toast, bread, coffee, ham, cacao. Taste:medium sweetness and above medium bitterness. Dark bread, roasted nuts, coffee and some chocolate. Palate: medium bodied, fizzy carbonation
caesar (6600) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Firma Bier, BB 30/Mar/2018, large sample. Dark color, medium frothy head. Aroma of lots of roast and loads of dark bread, slight coffee, bit fruity notes, slight lactic even. Roasty in taste, bit fruity bitterness, slight dry coffee bitterness as well. Lots of flavor with all the dark malts and the coffee, not perfectly balanced, but nonetheless very tasty stuff.
BierMeHoos (557) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 12 ounce bottle.
Appearance: pretty dark brown, with a big fluffy mocha colored head and a good amount of lacing.
Aroma: Smells of cocoa, medium roast coffee, chocolate malt and smokey firewood with hints of vanilla beans.
Taste: Taste is roasted malts, light coffee, and a bit of toasted grain.
Palate: It has a rich medium body.
Overall: Subtle toasted grains and toasted almond notes are the highlights here. The body is a bit thin, some tinny, metallic nature creeps in. Sweet chocoalte, not a lot of depth body and flavor wise.
jerseyjohn71 (295) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, coffee, nuts, chocolate, roasty, roasty, black, white foam, brown foam, brown foam, light sweetness, medium body, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, GREAT BEER,,