Travlr (21190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark brown color. Aroma of dark bittersweet cocoa. Taste is unmotivated cocoa (OK, I’m having trouble reading my own handwriting), espresso. Nice full body.
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared in NYC. Pours deep black-brown with a frothy beige head. Lots of chocolate in the nose, roast, dark fruits, earth. Medium sweet flavor with some bittersweet cocoa, brownies, burnt marshmallows, dried dark fruits, ash. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with sweet chocolate, bitter ashy roast, scorched earth, more dried dark berries. Nice.
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of vanilla, coffee roast, black licorice, roasted chocolate malt and vanilla bean. Medium body. Nice dry roasted finish.
FatPhil (13606) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml can (Tommyknockers, Helsinki)
Pleasant roasty aroma, a bit sticky, maybe scalded milk too. Taste even better, super rich, but mellow too, nice coffee cake creaminess. Full palate, roast sticks to the tongue. Finish is milky coffee. That might be because they added lactose and coffee? So, yes, this tastes of beer with stuff added. However, it’s very drinkable.
Tmoney99 (13338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at IBGWF 2013. Poured clear dark ruby color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet chocolate malt and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt and sweet vanilla ice cream flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid smooth brew.
Lubiere (12776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark Stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice buttery chocolate with mocha coffee, pleasant and sweet. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with light vanilla, coffee, light soy sauce, well done. On tap at The Beer Growler.
BeerandBlues2 (12051) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy and frothy brown head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and lightly smoked malt, vanilla, prunes, licorice, and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, light smoke, vanilla, light hops and bitterness, and a lightly sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared at a tasting. Dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, mild coffee. The taste is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, green hops. Medium bodied.
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Dror Sparrow. Black with a light brown foam. Sweet aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, a bit of milk and a bit of coffee. Nice flavor of chocolate and vanilla, sweetish with a moderately bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Good.
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew is a dark brownish-black color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate and vanilla. Light-bodied with a roasty malt and vanilla character with some cocoa in the background. The finish is sweet with a short chocolate/vanilla aftertaste. Decent overall.