onceblind (6618) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark heavy brown with a thin khaki head. Nose is roasty and dark sweet with a touch of coffee and light rye like notes. Flavor is bitter with roastiness and rye maybe, but blends into a roasted malt flavor with a touch of dark roast coffee. Pretty roasty with ample bitterness. Had a weird syrupy finish.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at room temperature. Pours deep brown with rocky tan head, good retention, replenishing even. Minimal lacing. Aroma is strong roasted malt, chocolate, slightly charred/smoked. Flavor is mild roasted malt, with a smoky, roasted, dark chocolate finish. Soft to moderate carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. Quite good.
wchesser (1774) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown, minimal head. Hoppy nose with dark malts and dark coffee elements on nose rate follows with bitter hop finish. Good but don’t go for hoppy porters myself.
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark chocolate to the aroma as well as booze, but overall fairly light in that regard. The taste has alcohol up front, with dark chocolate and an overall roasted property to it. Mellow to slightly bitter finish. 10% alcohol.
crajun (1133) - , Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 Relate 1/16. Increased from 3.4. Got much more chocolate this time in taste. Also we’ll blended roast.........................Complex nose. Rich dark chocolate and heavy roast slight booze aroma. Taste not as good as aroma. Choc and burnt roast in flavor plus some bitterness. Bitterness lowers score a little
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with tan head, good lacing. Aroma is toasted malt with some coffee. Flavor is strong coffee and toasted malt, some chalkiness. Finish is slightly dry with some alcohol presence.
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yin has been in my cellar a few years....
It’s pitch black with a nougat head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, fruits - and not very overwhelming. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, hints of dark chocolate, preserved fruits, and the finish is pleasant in a mellow yet feisty way!
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle. Jet black with light caramel head. Great toffee and bitter chocolate on the nose. The flavor is more of the same, huge dark roast
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had the Yang tonight. Wish I would have thought about doing the Black and Tan thing before hand, but this is most certainly the better of the two. Pours deep black with splashy mocha head. Smell is lot of coffee, sweet milk chocolate, mocha, caramel, creamy. Just nice. Taste however is just a bit of a let down. Immediately I get a metallic splash then the other flavors of cocoa and coffee follow. A bit of booze and dark roasted/slight char finishes out. Mild bitterness and a medium body. Pretty good.
ttroha (489) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black beer with white head. Bitter, hoppy taste with hints of coffee. Aroma of hops and roasted coffee. Bitter aftertaste. Decent beer