BeerandBlues2 (10907) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear dark brown to black with ruby highlights, a large creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is nutty, cookie, and toast malt with fruity esters and chocolate notes. Flavor is malt dominant with chocolate and spices, dates, chestnut and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
kindacold (230) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an almost black shade of red, no head. Smells like chocolate and alcohol. Spicy sweet chocolate. Smooth and almost creamy, with toffee notes and a hint of coffee. Slight fruit notes in the finish.
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Birch. The aroma is sweet like ice cream. And this drinks with a distinct dessert character -- sweet yet earthy and a little gritty. Lighter in body than I expected. (#4812, 11/3/2012)
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Dark brown with moccha head. Aromas of chocolate, erthy, espresso, licorice. The taste is mild, with hints of praline, vanilla, cacao, black cherry, chestnut, raisin and molasses. The mouth is creamy, smooth, round, délicious. To sip.
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - OCT 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Bottle @ eataly bologna. Tiny head on top, it pours dark. Taste: chocolate, liquorice and coffee but with a good bitterness at the same time. Great beer.
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 Dark with intense aroma of coffee, liquorice, chocolate and red ripe fruit. Taste is smooth and full bodied, great beer.
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color. Sweet aroma with cocoa, coffee and bready yeast. Sweet coffee and chocolate flavor with some sharp alcohol. Sweet milky impression.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown but turns black as it pools int he glass. Thin head at first but quickly recedes to nothing. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, wood, cranberry?, almost smells barrel aged. Taste is bitter yet sweet. Taste ends very abruptly though. Mouthfeel is thin, crisp and has a short to medium finish.
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Marrone scuro impenetrabile con schiuma nocciola quasi assente. Naso intenso con note di cacao, caffè, liquirizia.
Bocca secca, abbastanza calda, medio corpo......
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flip top bottle with carob. Wasn’t expecting much but this beer really works. Part of the Downtown LA Beer Crawl Italian Beer seminar led by Tomm Carroll. Light chocolate notes with a slight creaminess too.