lukin (337) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Pours dark ruby, very little head. Aroma is stout-like, roast and chocolate with some fruit. The fruit comes out more in the taste, which has nice tones of cherries. Pretty good.
Sledutah (3192) - Utah, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from JBís in Spokane
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a mediums sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit and mild smokiness
Taste: Toasted malts, grainy, dark fruit, bitter dry finish
A nice drinking beer. Thin at times, almost watery over the tongue.
Tiger_08 (132) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nov 21 2012. 330ml bottle pours black with only a tan ring and very little carbonation. If it had any head or lacing at all the rating would be even higher. The aroma is fantastic! Elderberry aroma over nice chocolate and coffee stout nose. Flavour is same. Berry up front with chocolate and malt backing, enough coffee to prevent it from being sweet but not enough to notice or make bitter. Clean dry finish with very slight hopsy bite in end. Perfect balance. Surprisingly thin and light watery mouthfeel for such a rich flavour. Easy drinking but rich enough that best enjoyed slowly.
Digital_Aura (208) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Quick pour produces barely a 1/8" brown head. Lets just call it instant lace. Smells amazing - most chocolate smelling beer Iíve ever known. Wasnít expecting that. Maybe even some dark forest cake and cherries. Tastes even better! Such a rich ample tasting stout! No bitterness, but not overly sweet either. Certainly chocolate in the mix, unsure of elderberry but definitely some toasty roasted maltiness which compliments the chocolate. Very nice surprise! Rather flat, but substantial mouth.
milewide (1203) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint fruit aroma and taste on top of a decent porter or stout. Clear black color, with medium head and body. Didnít cure my "sciatica"! :-)
PlinyHarris (28) - - NOV 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I described this as one of the most complete beers Iíd had to my long-suffering friends when I was supping it one Friday night. So much berry, and the nicest facets of all dark ales, all in its wee bottle.
IlBevitorediLA (451) - ITALY - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un stout (o come recita líetichetta Elderberry Black ale) davvero particolare. Scura con schiuma avorio poco persistente. Al palato poco carbonata con un attacco di malto tostato, la dolcezza e la lieve aciditŗ data dai mirtilli e qualche nota di caffŤ. Chiude in eleganza con un amaro poco accennato ma sufficiente a pulire la bocca per il sorso successivo. Una buona birra. Provatela.
thebusstop (173) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This would be a great session beer drinking on cask or on tap at a pub. Itís pretty light with a watery palate. The nose is barely discernible from a bottle. The flavor a light bitter with some undertones of cherry cough syrup. It looks real nice in a pint glass, dark with good lacing.
Papillon (323) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 mL Bottle. Deep brown body with a frothy tan head that settles to a film leaving plenty of lace. Aroma of sweet and roasted malts, treacle, pungent hops, and floral notes, little hints of butterscotch and freshly ground coffee. Rich flavor of sweet and roasted malts, a mild hop bitter says "hello" in the aftertaste, and a finish that reminds me of a strong black coffee. Very smooth as well as mildly peppery in the mouth; a beer with lots of character and substance.
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with thin head. Low and soft carbonation. Tastes a like a brown ale with some mellow fruitiness added in. Aroma is a little chocolatey. Nice.