jcweaver (748) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber to brown with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate and coffee. Balanced, smooth and lots of chocolate.
sebletitje (6024) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from Beer City, BB 10/2013.
Brune foncée, col beige disparaissant vite.
Arôme est somptueux avec ces graines de caroube prenant le dessus de façon très agréable, note de malt grillé/café avec une pointe d’épice et profile choco.
En bouche, cacao/caroube bien présent accompagné d’un profile épais d’avoine donnant un léger profile grain/épicé. Palais est huileux avec ce fini de caroube allant vers un léger réglisse. Le tout est sec sur des notes de café avec un fini léger de houblon en amertume.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml swingtop. Pours black with a fair tan head. Nose is chock full of cocoa with a hint of something like cinnamon, but comes off more herbal. Dark chocolate and baking cocoa flavors, another hint of that cinnamon-but-herbal flavor, slight touch of anise. tasty. Soft bodied and enjoyable, but... I dunno. Didn’t "do it" for me overall.
kathouse (726) - Nevada, USA - MAY 17, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours black from the bottle with lively carbonation and a creamy head. Hops are stagnant. Took considerable warming for the chocolate notes to come out. Hop bitterness cuts first followed by chocolate then roasted malts. Finish is stale. I hope this is a bad bottle, not a bad recipe.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, at rbesg08 summer gathering in pilsen. dark brown with a light haze and modest beige head; aroma of carob after dinner drink; light chocolatey sweetness with som earty notes and a slightly bitter finish. quite pleasant
HonkeyBra (2873) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of mild funk, mild sourness, chocolate, roast. Flavor has a sour twinge, followed by an envelope of chocolate, roast, dry oreo cookies. Mouthfeel is slick and oily. Finishes with a bit of dark chocolate and carob. Interesting for sure. But still odd.
flavio_b (268) - ROME, ITALY - JAN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On bottle. The chocolate smell is very strong. Black colour, no froth and low carbonation. Absolutely not sickening. So it is drinkable enough. Fruity aroma, with a light malt and caramel taste other than the chocolate taste. Very pleasant drinking.
Cybercat (2784) - Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an opaque chocolaty sable with a thick tan head that persists and leaves some thick lacing. Strong, crisp, fruity aroma has apple and cherry notes and a malty underpinning. Fruity flavor is almost more brandy than beer and has a sharp alcohol bite. It has malty and yeasty touches to it. Smooth, slightly thin texture has a nice fizz.
Ernest (5920) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (rated in Nov 2009).
Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), moderately yeasty (horseblanket), with notes of cherry, plastic, manure.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
italianjohn (2158) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swing top bottle exploded on opening ..... Dark brown pour ruby hue light beige head and light lacing .... aroma is sweet and chocolatey with light roasted and a sweet fruityness as well .... taste is of carob and cocoa (sweet chocolate) and some fruityness with some caramel malt and roasted elements and almost a vinous touch to it .... a light bitterness at the end ..... guess I aged this one too long it erupted