JFGrind (1801) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this beer on draft at Fire Waters (@ Tropicana) in Atlantic City. Fire Waters mislabelled the beer as a stout. Dark black color with hints of ruby colors. Very smooth beer with no bitterness. Confused though about the style, I thought this beer was a stout.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, lowish head.
Nuts and sharp lemony flavors dominate.
Hops seem a bit dusty.
Had some sharp edges I couldn't come to terms with.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fudge brown color with deep ruby highlights and slivers of light brown at the bottom, very thin tan head that fades to a thin ring the whole glass through, lace in spots and globby strings. Aroma is sweetly roasty and deep with some light chocolate, molasses, and coffee mixing in; a nice soft nose. Taste is quite roasty with an old coffee-like flavor, some semi sweetness with a light bittering tang that holds for a good time and into the finish. The roastyness is nice but mostly mild and subdued in its presence. Good clean mouthfeel thats close to medium body and lightly creamy nearer the finish with a short lived little chocolatey tang and roasted dryness lingering in the finish, a nice touch. A fairly nice brew, I can see have'n alot of these, a good session brew for sure.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It's not really that oily, but it's still heavy and black enough to be confused with a sweet stout or porter. Well rounded, with notes of bitter cocoa, caramel, burnt malts, perhaps raisins. Mouthfeel is full and sticky ... I think a pint of this would be too much. Very enjoyable brew in one of my favourite styles.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - NOV 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted barley nose, dark mud-black color, decent frothy head. Chocolatel malt body with a coffee and licorice tinge at the end -> peppery. Silky texture and mouth feel with a full body. Creamy. Overall it could have come together better, but I quite liked this beer.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cherry, roasted, nearly smokey nose. Black as the night, little head, leaving brussels laces on the glass - stripes. Hoppy and intense malty taste. Smooth, short - Cigar aftertaste. Nice
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2004 (Bottled) Very dark brown with brownish, diminishing but lacy head. Dark, roasted, chocolate-malty aroma with oak and licorice hints. Dry, bitter, dark chocolate flavor. Bitter, sweetish, oaky finish. Full-bodied, creamy, smooth catbonated palate. No taste of alcohol present. Best when drank straight from the fridge. When warm, it loses its smooth, chocolate flavor. A very delicious, full-bodied, well-balanced and enjoyable brew.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown. Light brown head. Fine bubbles. Dark aroma of licorice, espresso, dried fruit & prunes. Soft, oily feel. Complex flavour of chocolate, roasted coffee, dried fruit, molasses, licorice. Warm, slightly medicinal finish.
Reid (1786) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
got this in a 330ml brown bottle with gold foil around the cap..nice simple label.
The beer purs thick and slow..and leaves a very very small head which soon dissapears. The colour is rich deep dark brown almost black..light does not penetrate this.
I Liked the scent of the beer the aroma of malts is strong..some chocolate too..dark chocolate nice.
Taste is wonderfully full of malt with a thick cocoa like feel..some blackberries in there too..
very very smooth on the palate leaving a slight bitter aftertaste on the back of the tongue..buttery..mmm mmm
I find this very easy to drink..but the label on the back of the bottle says its a good after dinner drink..and i suppose it is since i just ate my dinner.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
color is a deep brown a slight, but also, short-lived tan head. aroma is surprisingly alcoholic for 6%. also some roastiness with slight bitter chocolate. more roastiness in the flavor than the aroma. also a milky/creamy quality to the flavor as well. some bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.