Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Aces & Ales Tenaya. Inky black color with a medium tan head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, malt and dark fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, roasted coffee and figs. The finish is roasty with a chocolate malt and vanilla aftertaste. Solid all around.
Klimaet (750) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 Bottle. Pours black with a thick dark brown creamy head. Aromas of fudge, booze, coffee, some dark fruits sweetness, pretty roasted. Taste is very fudgey and roasted, great coffee and some dark bittersweet chocolate. Dry roasted finish.
jrob21 (2934) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Found this one hiding in the cellar. Very pleasantly surprised at how rich this is. Chocolate vanilla and dark fruits. Good sweetness. Aroma is like a melted cherry chocolate bar. Flavor has a bit of cocoa and a milky texture. Finish is like melted chocolate ice cream. Smooth and bittersweet. Delicious.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is chocolate, coffee, tobacco and molasses. Dark as night pour khaki head. Taste is dark chocolate, bitter coffee and molasses. Very thick chewy velvety mouthfeel. Very good and well made. Abv very well hidden. Must try.
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an inky black with a dark brown head, nearly as thick as oil. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, currants and roasted make. Thick mouthfeel with coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and a sugary aftertaste with just a touch of alcohol. Almost tastes like its been barrel aged. Excellent beer.
Sarlacc83 (1411) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. It feels a little blasphemous ordering this, but I’m sure that won’t come back to bite me in the ass.
A: Solid black with a cappuccino head. Leggy.
N: Huge chocolate, espresso and molasses. Oh, there’s the soy sauce. Everyone say "Hi, major character flaw which people inexplicably like". Roast and char.
T: Restrained sweetness and bitterness. They’re there, they’re big, but they aren’t overwhelming.
M: Oily and heavy. A fine treacly mouthfeel.
O: After awhile, all I can taste is soy sauce. C’mon people. I want to like your IRS, but if you are going to dump Kikkoman’s in there, we are never going to get along.
Murano (10) - - AUG 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours thick and black, like oil. It has the aroma of a Tootsie Roll tree. There are major notes of chocolate and coffee in the taste, with an aftertaste of dark coffee grounds. This beer, much like the real Jesus, does not make things easy. It is good, but a hard beer to get through. There is a sweet, syrupy taste and feel. There are notes of dark fruit and something I find I have marked as "sorghum? chicory?" If nothing else, that particular note tastes like those words sound. I first tried it with a pecan pie and vanilla ice cream. You’d think that would be too much of the same tastes, but I quite enjoyed it that way (it has to be a very good pecan pie, though--not the kind served at Waffle House). This beer may be further enjoyed on certain submarines, especially those that never go below water.
kathouse (1282) - Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with no head to speak of. Chocolate aroma, toast, and raisins. Creamy and heavy on the palate. Chocolate, bacon, and blackened wood flavors are delicious with a fruit finish. Yum!
valpoaj (663) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap pour - pure black body with a robust deep brown head - looks enticing and rich. Aroma is heavily roasted on the cusp of burnt with lots of chocolate, malt and coffee - some hidden dark fruit, but the chocolate shines. Flavor is top notch - bakers chocolate, some dark fruit, coffee notes,hint of tobacco, and heavily roasted throughout. Thick, creamy palate, this beer drinks well for its potency and was a treat to have on tap. Yum!
gunnfryd (12610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. black colour with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, malt, hop. Flavour is coffee, malt, hop, soy sauce, alcohol. full body. Very nice beer.