jbeatty (1038) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Tribeca location, 12/19/2013. Pours jet black, creamy light tan head rests on the surface, decent lacing around the glass. Aroma is nutty roast, mild smoke with rich earthy dark chocolate, hint of dark fruits, powdered chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, mild sweetness , cocoa blending with deep roast in a long bitter finish. Medium, silky body, smooth. Nice.
kaser (2791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Massive chocolate and coffee bomb. The head is dark brown on and black body - poured from draft at local option. Oily and sweet aroma. Finishes sweet too. A great dessert beer
crossovert (7561) - Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Maybe the 2nd chestnut beer I have had, these are smoke chestnuts nad the beer in result is kind of 1 dimensional nutty adn smoky, not a bad beer but completely devoid of any complexity.
Travlr (12253) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark maroon brown color, medium brown head. Aroma of stewed prunes, figs, raisins, edge of burnt toast. Taste is dark fruits, roast, smoke. Tasty.
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ RBWG Grand Tasting. Deep brown pour with a small head. Robust rich roasted malts. Coffee, soft smoke, dark chocolate. Similar flavor. Rich, supple smokey roast. Cocoa. A real sipper. Somewhat sludgy, full.
BeerandBlues2 (9760) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt, prunes and figs, smoke notes and nutty. Flavor is dark malt dominant, light tart dark fruits, coffee notes, earthy hops and light bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (9054) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, big thanks to Manny G, 28/06/14.
Black with moderate dirty tan spotting and edgework.
Nose is dark fruits, raisens, spice, liqourice, big roast, dark berries, choclate notes.
Taste comprises big roasty vibes, dark chocolate, light ashen effect, dark toffee fudge, tobacco, spice.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light warming alcohol in the close.
Decent impy, well balanced and fairly easy drinking.
Scopey (7052) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Manny G. It pours opaque, black with a thick tang head, the nose is rich, roasted malt, liquorice, salted caramel, cocoa, medicinal and rocky road. The taste is rich, roasty, dark chocolate, toasty, earth, spice, liquorice and touch of acidity with a dry finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Good depth. Rich and flavoursome, yet very drinkable.
humlelala (1010) - DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pitch black with medium, toffee head that fades relatively quickly. Aroma is dark and roasted with notes of chocolate and smoke. Oily texture, soft carbonation, full body with a roasted and somewhat bitter finish. Decent but relative to the abv could be more complex.
jjgmd (1461) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the Marriott , NYC, with Josh, Zach and Brandon, pours a rich dark black pour with a small java head. Nose is malty, chocolate , and espresso with some dark licorice. Taste is rich deep chocolate , malty with more bitterness than sweetness. Finishes on the same tasting notes, smooth and velvety ending. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1412) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Whole Foods on Bowery NYC. Pours pitch black with a brown head and sweet chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Taste is burnt, nice sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and smokey, nutty flavors with a dry, chocolatly finish. Very tasty stout