HopTsing (541) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As the tulip glass slid across the bar I could tell it was a very dark brew with a very thick dark head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt wafted past my nose. The flavors were mostly chocolate, and mildly roasty malt with not too much hop flavor. It felt very silky in the mouth. I likey! A lotty!
xatu (22) - vitoria-gasteiz, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at Kitsch. Black with creamy head. Strong chocolate aroma and coffee and roasted malt notes. Strong body also with dark chocolate flavour, roasted malts presence and vanilla notes. Moderate to strong roasted malt bitternes at the end.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye.
Gotta love the name on this one. Pitch black pour with lots of thick tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Flavors of vanilla and roast with a bitter finish.
BrianWillum (228) - Křbenhavn S., DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating from note. Bottle. Not very strong aroma, almost gone, but sweet. Very dark and beautiful colour with a creamy head. Tasts sweet, slightly vanilla-like and a bit of caramel. Maybe a little too bitter, but quite nice.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 L bottle. Entirely black with a dense choco head. Soft malt aroma featuring milk chocolate, creamed coffee and faint vanilla. Full-bodied. Silky mouthfeel. Gently sweet-flavored. Rounded roastiness, chocolate-sauce, mild coffee, and fine vanilla tones. Bittering hops for balancing only. A pleasant warmth in the aftertaste. A tasty, harmonious and easy to like (dessert) beer.
bb (8122) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Chooclate and light coffee aroma with light earth. Chocolate and light coffee flavor. Medium bodied. Chocolate and light coffee lingers with light vanilla.
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours Pitch black wih a spresso brwn small head, lovely lacing, Aroma: sweet luscious vanilla, chocolate, molasses, liqourice, caramel, roasted notes, lakridskonfekt. matroshatte, light earthy notes, a hint of dried fruits, Taste: quite sweet, the vanilla follows in flavour, but also hard burnt roasted notes an bitter roasted notes, ammonia, liquorice, ashy, tar, chocolate, light grassy, sugarburn, tingly
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Jackie-Os, served in a sample glass. Smooth, light-brown (like chocolate milk) head. Fine, consistent specks of lace. Dark brown color. Dark chocolately and boozy nose-smell. Really great darker chocolate aroma, reminds me of Nesquik. Light carbonation, very smooth. Clear dark brown/red color. Bitter-sweet taste, a bit of the booze, kind of oddly perfumey. Really good, and... soft. Long and strong aftertaste. A great, aromatic sipper.
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out the bottle. Pours black with thin brown head. Sweet vanilla and coffee notes on the nose. A whole lotta coffee flavor. Some cola notes as well. Little bit of heat. Rich and creamy with a fair amount of carbonation. Reminds me of Vanilla Coke but with alcohol, which is f-ing awesome!
SudsMcDuff (7730) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Scott: SD? what’s that ...soft dick??" .. . deep brown black .. mild foam .. . touches of vanilla, roasted malt, and sticky ash .. . abv is very well masked .. . pretty good if just a bit thin .. . . Fun is my Chinese neighbor’s middle name!