S_Side_Smitty (556) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Porsche dark brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma is maple syrup, coffee, and rich - almost chocolatey malts. Taste is very smooth & silky coffee going to rich roasted malts and finishing with maple syrup and coffee bitterness. This one is a true ride.
Homer321 (2509) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at MBCP day. Nose is a ton of coffee and maple. Lots of maple. Did I mention maple. Coffee is moderately acidic and slightly too much roast. Still a very good beer.
Countbeer (5043) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle@Sad Fish tasting aka Haarlemmestraat tasting aka Elite tasting aka did Dean do something (stupid) today aka Benzais’ endless triangle travel aka Chris’ Birthday tasting:
Bottle: Served in a taster:
Black beer with a thin brown head/lacing.
Aromas of coffee, pepper, dust, coffee beans, wood, hazlenut, earthy mocha, cacoa, espresso and a good touch of chocolate.
Flavours of roast, coffee beans, coffee roast, pepper, hazlenut, mocha, espresso, chocolate and wood.
Aftertaste of coffee, chocolate, mocha, wood and light pepper.
Low carbo, creamy thick silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy thick light sticky texture.
Delicious stuff! Awesome!
Benzai (9646) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared @ tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, huge dark roast, huge espresso, big dark chocolate. Taste malts, again huge roast, huge coffee, espresso, dark chocolate, bitter. Thick oily texture, full body, medium carbonation. Wow, super intense!
JulienHuxley (3936) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottle thanks to Countbeer. Black pour with almost no head. Aroma is so nice, rich milk chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, tons of espresso, vegetal espresso notes. Taste is rich, so decadent, great coffee flavors, milk chocolate, coconut, lovely caramel sweetness. Palate is full bodied, but not cloying. Really tasty.
PhillyCraft (3742) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Kamiel with Chris, Julian, and I. Aroma of milk cocoa, coconut cream, marzipan, and other amazingness. Flavor is dark cocoa, Hershey, shaving coconut, and milk. Medium to fuller body. Awesome fucking stuff.
kermis (6418) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared big thanks to Countbeer. Pours very dark brown with a ring beige head. Aroma of rich coffee beans, hazelnut, coconut, cocoa, toffee, fudge. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent!
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome. Black pour. Coffee. Chocolate. Coconut. Awesome. Sweet and decadent.
knickskicks (835) - - OCT 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Updated: tap at 2015 mbcp fest. Wow, they’ve improved this beer a ton. Huge maple, coffee on the nose. Taste is naple, fresh coffee, chocolate, so syrupy and smooth.
First rating: Tap at Funky Buddha’s 2nd year anniversary. Black with brown hues along the edges--like black coffee. Nose is coffee, maple, booze, smoke. Taste is the same with a rough bitter finish. Okay mouthfeel, but could use a little more body.
alexsdad06 (6614) - Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle 36/50. Pours a clear dark brown/cola color with a small tan head. The nose has big maple and brown sugar with additional smoky malts, roast, coffee and light nuttiness. The flavor has the same big maple and brown sugar, roasted coffee, and some smoky malts. There was a small amount of a lactose sourness going on with this which distracted a bit, but was overall pretty good.