Dunbar72 (135) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanx to tkrjukoff. Pours black with a medium, brown head. Sweet aroma of dark chocolat and milk. Taste of chocolate, coffee. Very sweet, spicy. Bitter/sour/sweet finish.
Reynolds314 (2714) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not the best offering from goose island. Taste is burnt ash and cocoa with some light fruity sourness. Not as chocolate as I expected by the description which wasnt necessarily a bad thing but it still left much to be desired.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22oz bottle into tulip. Pours nearly black with tan head. Aroma is alcohol and a bit of dark cocoa. Taste is slight smoke and dark chocolate.
Ernesto987 (4378) - Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too sweet, not much for a nose. Has an off flavor of an odd bitterness. Something about this boy ain’t right.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
poors thick and rich solid black. Smells like chocolate heavily seared in a cast iron skillet. Taste is very campfire ash with dry black cocoa nibs. pretty good thanks drowland.
Cavie (3977) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with big thanks to thirdeye11. Pours a dark dark brown color with reddish highlights through the light. Very light carbonation. Aroma is dark roasted malts and grains with some light chocolate notes. Kind of an easy aroma. Flavor is very malty. Sweet chocolate flavors with a slick mouthfeel. Very very smooth. Finishes sweet and chocolatey. Very tasty.
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts mostly with some coffee as well. Flavor wasn’t as thick as I was expecting. Lots of chocolate on the flavor. Plenty of roasted malts and coffee as well.
drowland (6595) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
7/29/11. 22oz bomber. Opaque black pour with a small brown head that fades fast. Dusty chocolate aroma with a definite sour touch. Definite sour flavor with bits of chocolate, coffee, and a hint of oxidation. Definitely underwhelming.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours black with a medium thin khaki head that dissipates to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, cocoa and charred malt. Medium to full body and a little on the hot side with a bitter coffee and dark chocolate character tempered a bit by doughy malt. The finish is bittersweet with a boozy chocolate aftertaste. Would probably settle if laid down a year or two, still above average as it is.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3839-20110724] Bottle. Syrupy malt roast aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy brown head. Sweet chocolate cocoa sauce flavour is quite big and sweet and syrupy. Full body is sweet but hides the alcohol well. Sippable, tasty, and memorable for our "Little John" birthday celebration. (8/4/7/4/15) 3.8
(w/ jerc, tuqueboy, others; From Premier Gourmet, Buffalo, NY)