pantanap (3155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle purchased at Binnys Marcy... Pours a mostly solid black with auburn hues towards the edges with a very thin light beige head... Aroma of burnt toast, roast and tootsie roll chocolate, touches of cookie. Smooth and different... Flavors are more of the same with a semi-sweet focus with all the aforementioned aromas which come into play with more of an intensity. Semi-thick and smooth with adequate carbonation. Execute nicely.
1FastSTi (3151) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a very dark brown head. Aroma of coffee, prunes, dark malts, chocolate, and white grapes. Flavor is much the same. Lots of those prune and grapes going on with balanced coffee and chocolate. Kind of reminiscent of some older dark lords. Rich full body that doesn’t linger too long.
radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split bottle with friends. Poured a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Chocolate notes, with a touch of coffee bitterness is coming through this one seriously. This is like having breakfast. Very good! Alcohol is pretty subdued in this one for being 11.5%. Nice!
nimbleprop (3004) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours an oily opaque black with creamy beige head. Nose is really interesting, vanilla, almond flour, licorice, brown sugar, coffee. Flavor is nice, brownies, coffee, almond liquor, licorice, malty, brown sugar. Full bodied, dry finish.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, thanks to Bruce for this beauty, 20/01/13.
Mid black in appearance with a dirty coffee coloured head that clears to edgeville.
Nose is dark roast malts, chocolate, molasses, slightly peppery.
Taste comprises dark roast malts, chocolate, coffee, dark sugars.
Full bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, dry roast finish.
drfabulous (2949) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Nice chocolate nose. Coffee. Some bitterness. Creamy. Cookie dough. Roast. Pretty nice and rich. Body not overtly heavy. But the chocolate taste lingers.
SphinxTX (2846) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours black with thick, creamy chocolate covered head. Aroma of cocoa, bakers chocolate, coffee and malty. Flavor is very much the same with a pleasant dark chocolate bitter. Heavy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Overall,.good shit!!!!
TheEpeeist (2821) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan froth. Nose is dark chocolate, espresso, toasted nuts and smoke. Silky medium body with a slight tingle. Taste is chocolate syrup, hazelnut, prune, vanilla and black coffee. Rich and decadent; everything i hoped for after missing this on tap.
beernovice39 (2779) - Montana, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a pitch black color with a thin brown head. Scent sweet malts, coffee, chocolate and nuts. Taste is sweet chocolate, coffee, bitter chocolate with some dark fruit in the finish.
sunevdj (2737) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Theis and Mette’s sour+ tasting. Pours an opaque black with a small beige head. Sweet with a mellow bitterness. Aromas of roasted malts, cookies, chocolate and coffee with milk. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry, chocolaty finish.