argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(GABF05) Black body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoal, some coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, roast, dark chocolate, light dark fruit. Smooth, medium-full body.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-12oz bottle-lt tan-brown. A-med malt-roasty. T-med malt-roasty, hop bite. Plenty of carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 Date: 01/26/2008
Mode: Hand Bottled
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: black, fine tan head, sudsy lace,
Aroma: roasted aroma with sweet dark fruits,
Body: big body,
Flavor: rich roasted and dark chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness brings in some nice dark fruits, lots of balancing bitterness from a blend of the roasted malts and hops, chocolate continues to grow as the sweetness coxes it out,
picking up more fruity character balanced by the abundance of roasted
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013. Pours black-brown with a fine, beige cream head. Basic dark malt nose, some earth, dry cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, some further earthy bitterness, burnt bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, pretty bitter, some earth, burnt grass, bittersweet cocoa. Not too sweet. Decent.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Black strong in alcohol and rich on the palate. Bitter slight roast finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler received from tjthresh, thanks Tom. Pours black, near opaque, rubied, with an average frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Aroma is moderate malt (chocolate, cookie, burnt), heavy hop (perfume, herbs, flowers) and light yeast (earth, broth). Heavy hoppiness, light sweetness and moderate maltiness to start, heavy hop finish, low malt and yeast, alcohol and an average duration. Dark bodied, oily and fizzy palate.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roastiness, light dark chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, bitter chocolate and earthiness with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottled sample courtesy of footbalm (thanks!). Ratebeer rating # 2,800. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized light tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, burnt malts, and Iím getting some pine in there. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, some dark fruits, and light caramel. Tasty.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Danís house, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Justin! Deep brown appearance with a brown head. Roasty chocolate malty, earthy, somewhat piney hoppy, fairly herbal, a bit minty aroma. Thick dark chocolate malty, rich cocoa, somewhat smoky, a bit burnt, somewhat earthy/piney flavor. Quite a bit going on and pretty tasty.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Pale black colored body with a tan head. Rich, semi-thick body - has a nice, tart wood and meaty smoke and chocolate flavor, finishing with an excellent oily, woody coating. Mild nose however, not very strong or complex scent but still quite good.