gunnfryd (9299) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, smoked, fruit, coffee. Flavour is roasted, smoked, fruit, coffee, chocolate. Nice beer.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008
Roast aroma. Beige head. Black smooth on the palate fruity and hoppy with a dry lasting burnt roast finish.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Licorice, roasted malt, hints of smoke, and an oatmeal richness to it. A decent chocolate note and some light vanilla sweetness. A little bit bland in terms of the flavor. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and some nice oatmeal notes. Very mild vanilla-like sweetness.
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured an opaque black with reddish highlights and lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light bodied and thin. Flavors of coffee, a bit of roastiness and some chocolate notes with a forgetable lightly roasty finish.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 Bottle... Co-rated with my four-year-old nephew... Ok, ok, he only contributed to the comments regarding appearance and aroma... Pours black with a small, creamy, well-tanned head and minimal lacework (my nephew believes the head is white. Ok, so colors are not one of his stronger points). Smells like a bear... so my nephew says. I doubt he’s ever smelled a bear. The nose is actually of milk chocolate, vanilla and buttermilk.
The flavor is thin and watery, but has some nice milk chocolate notes.
Light-bodied and softly carbonated.
Short, watery finish. Tastes great; smells great, but not a lot of body.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark, dark black with an averaged sized dark tan head. Nice looking. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and light oatmeal. Tastes of roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, and light coffee. Tastes were a little on the thin side (I guess I expected more after the aroma). Creamy and somewhat lively body.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with 1-finger tan head. Aroma is liquid raisins dipped in dark chocolate and molasses. Tastes rather sweet, with the malt mixed with raisin, plum, cinnamon, brown sugar, tobacco, mild maple syrup, and prunes, even some blackberry notes. Rich complex palate that gets a tad tart late, but retains a complex flavor and aroma profile. I didn;t expect this one to be so good.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/black color with a thin fizzy tan head. Aroma of sweet oats and a touch of roasted malt. Body is lightly sweet and rich with a strong hoppy bitterness. Finishes bitter and chalky with some coffee tones. This could use a touch more sweetness and some balance.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Brew 1372. Poured medium-viscosity deep brown with a yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up very sweet toasted cocoa, molasses, and vanilla with some oat backing.. a little char to darken it up.. very nice presentation. The flavor found rolled oats, molasses, and black patent maltage with lots of vanilla and come coffee bitterness around the edges.. toasty, sweet, and tasty. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate, despite the hefty sweetness present.. not quite as smooth a feel as I wanted, but mighty enjoyable aside from that!
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black beer with a dark beige head. Seet malt aroma with oatmeal and some roastiness. Malty, chocolate flavor with a bit of roastiness. Nice.