tomer (1620) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting, thanks teddybeer, creamy bubbly light brown head, very long lasting, aroma of soy, caramel candy and roasted coffee, flavour of dark burned caramel, roasted coffee, charred notes and dark chocolate, creamy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Very nice to sip.
tmzl (82) - SLOVENIA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look: Pours with huge, thick (small bubbles), creamy, dark mocha head, itís gorgeous. Leaves some sticky lacing when it goes down, otherwise good, slow, mountainous retention. Top layer that stays is very thick, creamy and leaves some random lacing when you drink. Colour is clear, dark with brown hue (but canít really see through).
Smell: Milk chocolate is the story for this one. Combined with dark fruits (currant), deep roast, medium sweet caramel and light smoke presence. This sweet malt mix is very pleasant, soft, it hugs you like a little child - warm, milky and sweet. Also some light lemon, hey hops with a hint of floral.
Taste: Dark fruits (currant mostly) still there, but tuned down. Milk chocolate still the most dominant. The middle medium sweetness consists mostly with milk chocolate and pleasant lighter roast and light coffee. Ends with medium (mostly roasted and some milk chocolate notes) bitterness and some hop presence, pine and citrus mucus. Stays for a while, gets sharp and slightly unpleasant in the after-taste - quite the opposite from the milky, warm, hugging character in the smell. Alcohol well incorporated, also some light sour and very light metallic notes here and there.
Mouthfeel: Full light-heavy body, creamy but not as smooth as one would hope, carbonation maybe a bit to crisp, semi-dry finish.
Overall: Itís an interesting beer, has it strong points but there are also some things that bother me, the aggressive bitterness ruins the whole image of milky, warm beer that is created in the smell. It starts as a very balanced, smooth, pleasant but then kicks you. Maybe that works for some. Is this the real life?
RumRunner101 (732) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with tan head. Aroma is rum soaked raisins drenched in brown sugar. Flavour brings out burnt malts with dark fruits. The finish is burnt with some alcohol warmth. Great.
kbudd19 (514) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, nice black pour, nice finger of ye old chocolate head, nice looking beer. Aroma, roasted malts, some bitter hops, anise, and a hint of dark fruit. Taste, fairly hoppy, a little but of sweetness, light roasted malts thatís gets bit more enchanted as the glass warms, somewhat earthy with a medium bitter aftertaste. Nice stuff!
mR_fr0g (2387) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from GBBF 2013. St patricks day. Opaque black colour with some red hues with a big tan head that fades but sticks around. Aroma is an initial blast of coco and lactose sweetness, later the aroma comes ashy roast carbonation and a touch soapy. Flavour is rich dark chocolate, ashy acrid roast that is smoothed out with cream lactose. Palate is silky smooth and full and a touch milky. soft carbonation. Lingering roast a bit rough round the edges. Later some low fruits berries come out and add to the complexity. Good stuff.
Beerathon (1066) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mouth feel- velvety. Color- black, with cocoa head and lacing. Nose- chocolate, coffee, cream, coffee. Big huge maltiness! Great bitter hop notes too. Yeah, beer!
mchengcit (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel,average carbonation, bitter,
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour. Small tan head. Lacing. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Taste is the same with a bit of warmth in the finish.
hobsch (408) - Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33l. Pours almost black with beige brown head. Aroma has chocolate, liquorice, roasted malt, molasses, prunes, dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, roasted, milk chocolate, prunes. Aftertaste is quite bitter with chocolate , soft carbonation, bit boozy. Good but quite heavy and complex.
koleminer20 (535) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The pour isn't dark, dark brown, on the verge of black, with a thin dark khaki head and no lace. The aroma is a little strange. There is a good chocolate character and a lot of roast. I also pick up a dark fruit and licorice note. The flavor is bitter up front. It was a little surprising. But it does mimic the aroma. There is a little creaminess to it, but the flavors are the same. Chocolate, roast, licorice and dark fruits. The mouth feel is definitely thin, and the aftertaste lingers nicely. Dry and lightly bitter.
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