Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A pitch black beer with a brown shine under a tan head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, as well as medium notes of soy sauce and light notes of whiskey. The flavor is sweet and very malty with notes of soy sauce and whiskey as well as lighter notes of chocolate, and a light alcohol burn, leading to a dry woody finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a large creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, roastiness, smoked sausage, and milk. Flavor of roasted malt, smoke, and slight vinous.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Small beige head atop a black cola body. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty, coffee, tobacco, light chocolate, earthy/grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, nutty, roasty, some earthy, lactic acid, light salty. Medium body, some oiliness, light acidity. Seems a cross between a schwarzbier and a porter, unusual but pleasant.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
clear dark brown, fine beige head, hoppy and roasted malt flavor, very carbonated body, tart roasted and chocolate flavor, sourness grows until it takes over,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 5/20
bhensonb (9823) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. It smells like chocolate, and maybe a bit of roasted/toasted malt. The color is opaque brown/black, and the tan head is multi-fingered. Thin to medium bodied, with rather fizzy carbonation - no bite though. The start is coffee, followed by chocolate. It is roasted malty sweetness, and the finish is relatively dry and coffee bitter, if you can wait for awhile. Very pleasant. Impressive pour.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a dark black with a very small sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, coffee and toffee. Tastes of chcoolate, caramel, roast and light coffee. Thinner body. I think we saved this one from going completely bad as the aroma and taste had a sourness lurking in the background.
3fourths (7520) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with red light at the edges. Very foamy.
Faint malt aroma. Licorice, dry hop finish, with a subtle wood flavor.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an opaque with dark brown edges and a frothy dark tan head. Aroma of cherry tartness and some lightly roasted malts. Body starts light and fizzy with a touch of sweet dark caramel before sourness takes over toward a warming slightly acidic finish. Seems like it would be a nice porter were it not as acidic.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22. Pours an opaque black with a surging, gorgeous dark tan head and plenty of lace. Really sticks around for a while. Sweet sugary chocolate nose, even through the mountain of head. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Sweet milk chocolate and maybe a bit of lacto tingly to it. Drinkable enough, not totally broken. But not in the greatest shape, either. Mild sweet finish.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep brown with ruby highlights. The head was fizzy and quickly disappeared and left little to no lace. The aroma has roasted and burnt malting, bittersweet mocha, coffee, raisin, aromatic pipe tobacco, floral grassy hops, and a dusty and slightly cheesy yeast ester. The taste starts with the standard sweet and chocolate malt and a hint of fruit. The finish does display some bitters, coffee, and smoke. The aftertaste is weird, the same cheesey note is there, but this is more akin to a smoked cheddar. Something different but good. Hence the vast difference in ratings seen below me thinks. The feel is indeed fizzy but there is an oily character that adds some depth. Not a beer some will like because of the off-flavors, but when thought of more like a mild smoked milk porter, it seems nature. Somehow I sort of dig this. Thanks Joe for the bottle.