Strykzone (5525) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Dark brown with a ring. A nose of chocolate and that is alsointhe flavor. Soft bittering hops. Oatmeal. Gentle fruit. Tadty stuff.
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewpub. Black pour with tan foam. Aroma is rich chocolate, roast, and some coffee. Taste is dominated by smooth and rich chocolate followed by roast, oats, coffee, and a small amount of malt sweetness. Contrasting hop bitterness on the finish as well. Even, creamy mouthfeel. Excellent.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black mud/cola with tan head. Aroma is light burnt grain. Body is creamy carbonation on moderately silky smooth feel. Flavor is light dark chocolate, moderate burnt toast (yum), some graininess and bitterness.. The burnt flavor is a step up from the usual and make the beer somewhat exceptional. Another fine offering from FW!
Goodgrief (1869) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a quickly dissipating head. Some burnt cocoa aroma. Cocoa and coffee are definitely there, but a roasted lactic flavor a well. It wasn’t bad, but I don’t think I would buy this again.
Theydon_Bois (12690) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore - 22/05/12.
Very dark brown in colour verging on black with a medium beige head.
Heaps of chocolate on the nose, roasted malt a little coffee.
Taste as nose - hints of vanilla also/
Medium bodied, lowish carbonation, dry roasty finish.
Buukwurm (11) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: caramel, Coffee
Appearance: black, clear, minimal head,
Taste: medium bitterness, lightly sour
Palate: soft carbonation, medium body, creamy,
DialSquare (3396) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Lynn (from Lee’s in Vegas). Black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is toasty malt and light smoke. Taste is cocoa, dark fruit, oat and coffee. Clean and crisp.
kathouse (1253) - Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a clingy tan foam. Chocolate, nuts, and oats in the aroma. Black malt dryness with a thinner body. Finish is dry. Not as thick as I expected from the oats but still respectable.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted milk chocolate with some oats, coffee, and a hint of vanilla.
T - Starts off with roasted milk chocolate with a bit of vanilla. Through the middle, some coffee comes through alongside a bit more vanilla. The finish is a mix of roasted milk chocolate with some coffee and vanilla.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit creamy with a sweet and lightly roasted finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with a really good smooth mouthfeel.
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown black coloured body with a off white head a roasted malty hoppy aroma a roasted malty caramel coffee chocolat little fruity bitter taste with a spicy bitter finish