EdKing (1693) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Scopey, Leighton, Deeblo at GBBF 2013. Very dark brown, almost opaque, thin tan head. Nose is nice dark chocolate, syrupy, cocoa, touch of roasted malt. Taste is alcohol, roasted malt building on the tongue, black coffee, little green hops tingling though. Very nice.
caesar (4599) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ gbbf, medium sample. Dark color, short brown head. Aroma of chocolate chip cookie, roasted malt, hint of sweet honey. Rich flavor that balances the sweetness from the malts and bitterness. Lovely beer.
mR_fr0g (1765) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at gbbf 2013. Opaque black caramel tan halo head. Aroma is roast smooth coffee and some higher alcohols. Sharp roast flavour. Some berry . alcohol is very present.
rlgk (9008) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer with a rich lasting beige/brownish head. Malty roasted licorice aroma, caramel, cocoa powder, vanilla, hazelnuts, spices, tar, some cream. Roasted licorice flavor, caramel, chocolate, dades, prunes, warming alcohol, hazelnuts, creamy, peat, some tar. Full bodied and with a nice roasted chocolate, licorice, cocoa and prune finish. Great beer!
JaBier (4400) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by a friend for his birthday. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, yeast esters, booze and roast. Sweet chocolate flavor with some roastiness before a bitter coffee finish.
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing during his 50th birthday bash. Pours a dark brown color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing. Aroma of roast malt and coffee. Full-bodied with flavors of roast malt, dark chocolate and coffee. The finish is roasty with a resiny hops and malt aftertaste. Good beer all around.
cpetrone84 (1160) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is jet black with a dark caramel head and lots of large bubbles. Nose is roast, olive, touch of marker, a hint ashy, and notes of chocolate cake. Taste has light roast, cake is brighter, lots of bakers chocolate and some malt sweetness. the magic marker is gone. Creamy full body, good carbonation and a lingering roasted bitterness trough the finish.
drsordr (831) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewpub. Opaque black. Nose roast and chocolate. Taste chocolate, dark fruits, and a hint of booze. Nice beer.
Blairgus (2310) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
21 June 2013, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is lots of grain, some dark chocolate. Thin and moderately fizzy. Dark chocolate, burnt grains, mild alcohol. Pretty good
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JStax (2562) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a viscous black with a beige ring of foam around the perimeter of the glass. Aroma has some tree bark, molasses, and ash. Tastes roasty and mildly bitter.