BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque, maybe even darker than opaque like a black hole, sucking the light out of things around it, with a small, fizzy, dark brown, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, toasted grain, molasses), average hop (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of wood, alcohol, vanilla, and prune. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
SpringsLicker (2944) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with a fleeting tan head.
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast malt and dark caramel.
Slick oily palate that delivers a sweet mixture of licorice, soy sauce, chocolate, coffee, with a noticeable hop bitterness.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black, minimal head....
Aroma is cocoa, dark roast...
Taste is dark, over-cooked coffee....malt.
Fairly bitter finish.
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cocoa, coffee, and barley malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet mocha and barley malt flavor. Lightly bitter herbal finish.
queenholly (2422) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Suttree. Molasses, cola, chocolate, and toasty malt aroma. Black with a minimal tan head.Chocolate, coffee, charred malt, and cola flavor with a long roasted bitter finish. Full body, lively carbonation.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pitch Black coloured. Dense Brown head. Aroma. Roast, coffee, chocolate, liqourice, Cocoa. Flavour. Roast, liqourice, chocolate,, coffee, molasses, Brown sugar. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with a coffee touch. Delicious.
stevencon (343) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Drowlands’s tasting 7/7 from Robert: very dark black tan head with small collar. great mocha (coffee choalate) aroma. taste or coffee chocolate taste with some cardboard oxidation. slight roasty bitterness ending. overall really good but may have seen better days.
PorterPounder (4958) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowland’s 7/7/12 going away tasting party - thanks to Robert. Black as coal pour, thick khaki colored head. Aroma of kid’s cereal, some burnt roasted notes. Flavor has some chocolate notes, chicory coffee, some creosote. Hints of raisins and dates in the back end. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Aged somewhat and is leaning more towards a barley wine in my opinion.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by Robert! 2008 vintage. Nice black pour with a small head. Slight oxidation with plenty of coffee and chocolate. Slight papery aspects with touches of molasses and coffee. Lingering burnt aspect like burnt popcorn.
rbrazell (1314) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with tan head. Aroma of espresso, roasted malts, dark fruits, maybe a touch of oxidation. Flavor of cola, roasted malts, and coffee bitterness. Ends on a bit of heat.
arminjewell (5233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 bottle pour, thanks to Josh for the pour! Dark black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of chocolate, sweet fruity notes, hints of slightly acidic oak, nice roast, slight coffee but fairly subdued, slight oxidation and papery notes. Taste is a mix of sweet fruity notes, hints of caramel, chocolate, touch of coffee but really subdued. Some slight roasted notes as well.