conway (2210) - - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Really tasty. Big chocolate and coffee notes and just enough yeast to make it unique.
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aracauna (3445) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark. Good head. Aroma isn’t very complex. The flavor is mostly just sweet chocolate. There’s not a lot going on. Very straight forward and simple.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Kinz. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, sweet vanilla, and coffee. Flavors of coffee, some roast, chocolate, and a light bitterness. Body is thin but that is OK for style. Not bad.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond. Wish I had picked up a few of these as I found it a very enjoyable, nice complex beer that wasn’t excessively sweet. Dark brown roil of a pour, nice sticky lacing. Nose is awesome tootsie roll, but not sickly or confectionary. Thick, sumptuous mouthfeel, playful carbonation to keep things from bogging down. Taste adds some nice Belgian yeast and coffee. Not the kind of thing you want too often, but hits the spot when in the mood.
djd07 (8762) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is roadted malt and smoke. Medium mouthfeel with a oak and chocolate with light smoke finish. A good Imperial porter from Hardywood.
ekstedt (6382) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (bomber), courtesy of Nisse666. Black with beige head. Coffee dominated roasted aroma with green peppers and some dark chocolate. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.
Nisse666 (5973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thx to Travlr cons 2012-09-01 Göteborg
AR: heavy chocolate, coffee, roasted malt
AP: pitch black, Brown head
F: wee coffee, roasted maltiness, Brown sugary, grainy, caramel
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on September 1, 2012
75 cl, 2012 release
Black color, dense dark brown head. Coffee, roasted, green pepper, hoppy, cocoa scent. Coffee,d ry, malty taste. Some alcohol warming feeling. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
_angst_ (4350) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 Bottle courtesy of Nisse666. Pours dark brown with a rather small mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet with lots of dark roast coffee, green chili, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, wood, vanilla, smoked chili and moist soil. Taste is sweet, bitter and earthy with sweet dark bread, dark roast coffee, vanilla, bitter chocolate, resinous wood, roasted malts, moist soil and green chili. Mouthfeel is round, tiny tart and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate and moist soil. Coffee and green chili aroma and taste is too prominent.
radagast83 (6943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle at SAVOR. Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was notes of espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla notes. Flavor was chocolate, earth, a touch of coffee. Mouthfeel was a bit thin for what I expected, but I enjoyed the flavors. Seems real hit-or-miss on here. Perhaps some QC on the coffee beans?