Miked1687 (477) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at pizza plant. Dark brown Black pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is mostly chocolate syrup and some roasted malt. Very smooth syrupy body with tons of sweet milk chocolate, dark malt, And coffee. Good stuff.
jhp40219 (207) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at O’Shea’s Irish Pub. Pours black with a small brown head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma and taste of dark chocolate, heavily roasted malts, coffee, and dark fruits. Long finish of roasted malts and dark chocolate. This doesn’t taste like a 11.5% beer. I wouldn’t think this was over 6%. Alcohol is well hidden. Full bodied, chewy texture, average carbonation. Excellent beer!
Scrapersnbeer (1260) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smokey aroma of dark fruit mash, soy, and alcohol. Closest in appearance to actual oil as any beer in awhile. Taste of bitter chocolate and spiked coffee. Full, creamy body like an latte, with spiked espresso of course. Like one of those frozen coolatta’s, only sub the sugar for soy sauce, and again, spike it. A punishing experience.
charlotte (3820) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Pitch Black colour with medium dark beige head.Aroma is sweet of dark berries and chocolate.Texture is oily with taste of soy sauce and earth,feels vinious and smooth with nice full body.
DalzAle (1847) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Oily black pour, no carbonation and an aroma of mild port cherries. Flavor is slightly sweet dark malt, mild peat and dark plums/cherries. Solid, even for the price point.
Ktwse (1250) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a finger of thick dark tan head that drops quickly. Aroma of coffee, muscovado, bourbon, smoked wood, german sausage. Taste is big coffee bitter and alcohol sweet, quite sleazy and overly sweet in the finish. Body is rich and oily. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ajnepple (1117) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Black with a tan head. Chocolate malts, vanilla, coffee, roast and caramel. Pretty sweet with light bitterness. Medium body. The alcohol is hidden well.
jstraw (1844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with good, frothy, brown head, light lacing / Rich nose of roast grain, chocolate, coffee, cream, / Medium to full body, winey, acidic, lots of bitterness / Rich flavors of semisweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, licorice, prune, coconut, vanilla, cream / A little hot, but still quite nice.
Handypaul (102) - - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours very dark brown with a minimal dark brown head that’s gone immediately leaving no lacing. Aroma is heavy malt, alcohol, burnt sugar and molasses. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Body is heavy and full dark bitter chocolate, alcohol, oily and thick texture, soft carbonation with a astringent bitter finish. A little overpowering. Sipper.
Brouwerij (722) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours a very dark brown with big, orange brown head. Fine bubbles, settles in minutes. No lacing as expected from the abv. Aroma is boozy, sweet, mild roast and chocolate. Flavor is mild roast, mild chocolate, smoky with a mildly boozy finish and roasted, dark chocolate aftertaste. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture, and warm finish. Tasty, though the alcohol could be toned down a bit.