crbolesta (10) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is reminiscent of a red wine, strong (but not overpowering) notes of raspberry. Color is as black as sludge. I placed a flashlight against the side of the glass and could only see a faint glow through the glass. The color is a bit intimidating, but the first sip is rewarding. Hints of raspberry, semi-sweet dark chocolate, very faint plum, and raisin combine to form a beautiful combination of flavors. Finish is quite robust but smooth. Very rich, very flavorful. Absolutely no head.
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small beige head, cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, milk chocolate, light sourness. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some vinous, candi sugar. Medium body, light acidity.
sonnycheeba (4815) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, creamy beige head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is cocoa, oak, roast malt, light smoke, earthy hops, figs, and plums. Flavor is dark, sweet malts forward with dark fruit esters, light hops, and smoke; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
MoneyDragon (13) - Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Specific Gravity. Had to let the pour sit for awhile to warm as it should be enjoyed at around 50 degrees F. Very dark pour with thin head. More transparent than a Stout but dark in color like one. Nose is very complex and wonderful with hints of wine, light vanilla, and to many others to list. Taste is even more complex. I suggest if you ever have the chance to put your hands on this one that you jump at the oppurtunity.
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is vinous, oak and prunes, raisins and dates with cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt dominant with oak and vinous notes with light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.