Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Nikki’s Liquors shared at a tasting, 5/15/15.Near black, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, tobacco, nuts. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, tobacco, vanilla. Medium bodied, high carbonation.
tfontana (119) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from East Derry General Store. Aroma is dark, rich, roasted malts with chocolatey scent. Appearance is pitch black with 1/2 finger light-brown head after vigorous pour. Good retention. Taste is mix of medium malty sweet and coffee-like bitterness (which dominates second 1/2). Palate is full-bodied heavy creamy feel with mild carbonation and nice, long coffee-like bitter finish. Overall, this beer is great!
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at EBF. Dark pour with some head. Rich dark aromas, some lighter sweet and bitter tones. Flavors are rich dark chocolate, roasted tones, dark malts and a touch of bitterness.
malrubius (2071) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Meditrina. Labeled November 2014 and 9%. Black, thick, with small brown head and lace. Roasted chocolate earthy mildly spicy mild cinnamon aroma with hints of booze and fruit. Roasted dark chocolate coffee sweetness with some minimal fruit and oat tang. Earthy woody lingering bitterness and some throat coating chocolate. Very rich and soft and smooth. The palate is pretty much perfect. Excellent.
GIJOE (923) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep black with a tan head that stays awhile. Some lacing. Nose is dark malt, cocoa, and roasted grain. Taste is sweet with a bitter bite at the end. Very nice.
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AirForceHops (4385) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 3rd annual RI Brewfest. Aroma is decent amount of roasted malts with ash and hint of vanilla. Flavor is deep roasted grain, burnt barley, roasted coffee grounds, and light notes of licorice. Secondary hints of dark fruits and roasted nuts. Body is leaning on full with a creamy, velvety texture. Nice
BroSpud (1834) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark black with a a tan head. Nice looking brew. Notes of chocolate, coffee and licorice though overall not as complex as expected. A good but not a great impy.
johnnnniee (2833) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by radarsock, thanks for the opportunity. Rich roasty bitter chocolate smooth creamy mouth nice brew
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a five+ finger, brown head that fades very slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Fierce carbonation and medium bodied-heavy bodied. Light chocolate nose and flavor is roasted/almost burnt chocolate. Not a bad RIS but expecting a more sweeter/maltier flavor. $6.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA. Bottled Nov 2013.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Mochaccino flavors are surrounded by roastiness and molasses before leading to a raisin-y finish licked by hop and malt bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the brown-edged black.
-Alcohol heat works well with the finishing bitterness.
-Green hops are also found within.
-This goes well with wasabi-flavored dark chocolate (Lindt).