Hinez57 (173) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is leather, wet hay, vanilla, mild chocolate, coffee, and toffee notes. Quickly disappearing head, very dark brown. Wonderfully complex flavor features everything on the nose with the addition of vinous dark fruit notes. Wonderful mouth feel which is slightly hurt by alcohol. A very nice drinking experience. I actually prefer the regular Old Engine Oil, but this is definatly a little bit more complex beer due to the dark/dried fruits and leather/vanilla notes.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black, perhaps very very dark brown with brown head.
Nose has a clean, marshmallowy roastiness at first. Start to notice some baking chocolate too after a few whiffs.
On the palate is bakerís chocolate, spirity/alcohol, and a smooth chocolate finish. The chocolate comes across in a dry way - not very sweet.
Finish is a little chalky and alcoholic.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Handpump at the Roundhouse, Barrow Hill 19/05/2007
Small tan head. Black rich strong and fruity with a smooth and bitter burnt roast finish. ABV 9.0%
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
STBF07. Beautiful beer to look at. Aroma is sweet roasted barley, chocolate out its nut, hints of chocolate coated coffee beans. Has perhaps the best mouthfeel iv ever had in a beer. Taste is amazing chocolate chocolate chocolate. Win Win Win!
cgarvieuk (12237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Edinburgh Beer festival 07 ... deep red black ... rich smokey deep malt ... sweet roast ... lots of coffee ... lots of chocolate ... smooth