BucannonXC5 (1365) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a draft into my Gordon Biersch mug. Color was black with a hint of brownish red mug. Reddish tint at the bottom. About 1 ½ inches of head. Good lacing on the top. Sporadic bubbly film on the sides.
Chocolate malts on the nose. Also some caramel and toffee.
Tasted more coffee than chocolate. Dark chocolate actually. Pretty smooth.
Medium body. Thin creamy texture. Average carbonation. Smooth finish.
Enjoyed this beer after two straight bad ones. It may be my non-seasonal-go-to-beer from GB now.
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Taipei location. Pours a dark amber color with lasting tan lace. Slightly dry dark malt character. Dry finish. OKAY.
Ron (3466) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours very dark brown with small tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and some caramel. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee, and some toffee. Finish malty. Very enjoyable.
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Gordon Biersch Broomfield. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty dark malty aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Well carbonated. Roasty dark malty, anise, mild chocolate and coffee flavor.
RobertDale (5174) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Atlanta. Comes almost black with small tan head. Aroma of coffee and malt. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Decent.
MiP (15143) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught, 4.3% at the brewpub. Mild coffee flavour. Black colour. Small tan head. The flavour is mildly roasted, coffee without the bitterness. Mild and pleasant.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from beer fest. Going off notes. Poured a deep dark brown color with a tannish head. Aroma was nuts, caramel and roasted flavors. Flavor was earthy, toast, nuts and caramel. Medium body. Kind of weaker. Not a whole lot there. Still better than some.
futre7 (206) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some black beers are too strong. This one is a solid effort. Malt , coffee , burnt hops and perhaps a touch of toffee. It’s a quaffable lager and if your in GB and just drinking then it’s a superb choice. It’s not too strong and doesnt get sickly like some black beers can.
onceblind (6740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at 2011 Denver Brew at the Zoo. Very dark clear ruby brown with a light khaki head. Very faint aroma overall, but theres some black malt, with some light coffee and toffee in there. Body proves to be just too light. Light dark malt tones, light coffee, light toastiness. Good, just light and unexciting.
Block (2138) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not to bad. Black pour with a light and slightly roasted aroma. Flavor is smooth. Would go good with a pizza.