Doghair (264) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with minimal foam. Aroma is dry bitter chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste is roasted malt and baking chocolate. Almost bitter. A little smokey with a long finish. Good beer but the flavor is more on the bitter side than I expected.
teorn88 (3028) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a dark brown, almost black color with a small tan head. Aroma is cocoa powder, biscuit and licorice root. Taste is medium sweet and lightly roasted with a nice dry finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, really tasty
Eritarka (9) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle as a nightcap after dinner. very roasty but still smooth. long lasting, pleasant aftertaste. highly enjoyable, one to sip by the fire.
umich03jm (2177) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a very small head that fades to almost nothing. Aromas are charred wood, nuts, cocoa, and roasted coffee. Tastes like dark roasted coffee, peat smoke, and charred wood. Light chocolate sometimes. Leaves a lingering burnt taste. Medium body. A very nice, smokey old ale.
ruigo (1268) - PORTUGAL - DEC 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 33cl bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a tan lacing. Dried fruits, coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, alcohol and wood in the aroma. Soft carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is sweet at start with some notes of coffee and bitter chocolate, a bit fruity and finishing in a long dry bitter complexity. Overall, a very, very good beer.
Westchesterco (1112) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle it is a black color with a slight head. The aroma is espresso and the taste is rich coffee and chocolate and black licorice. The bitterness rolls around my palate
Iphonephan (3643) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice and leather. Falvors of caramel, dark fruits, vanilla with lots of roasty notes. Somewhat boozy but immensely satisfying finish.
pdx76 (646) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at apex- pours pitch black with small head. Nose of roasted malt - not strong at all. Taste is of mild roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla.
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fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 Ml bottle
Black with hints of ruby. Thin light tan collar.
Nose is chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, orange, tar, tobacco, and burnt tires. All in some nice harmony. Really wonderful smell that glands together well.
Taste is rich and decedent. Lots of fruit cake notes with vegemite, tar, burnt tires, dark chocolate and coffee.
Simple beer made very well. Would grab again and again
AndresTM (322) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sometimes, it just takes a whiff of a really good brew for you to remember why you love beer. Well, goddammit, this is one such case. Chocolate with raisins and fruitcake battle tar, coffee, ashes, and soil for preeminence, while some significant alcohol prickles the nostrils (in a good way). Caramel, soy sauce, ginger cookies, and molasses show up toward the end. What a nose. The pour is black, with a beige head that dissipates into a ring of foam. The mouthfeel is silky but solid, viscous but gentle, with gentle but sustained carbonation. Absolutely perfect. The taste is moderately bitter, with lots of malty sweetness and some earthy hops. It is tarry and slightly soy-saucy. Very substantial, with a lingering aftertaste of roasted grain and molasses. Christ on a cracker, this is beer done well.
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose and taste are thick, sweet, roasted chocolate.