EdKing (1760) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF 2013 Shindig.Opaque black, off white head. Nose is fruity hop, chocolate, black coffee, quite dry. Taste is hop bitter, citrousy hops, then chocolate and coffee. The balance really works and it has a nice hoppy fruity bite alongside the malty chocolate flavours.Very well balanced.
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep brown, nearly black, moderate beige head, decent lacing. Sweet roasted malts, coffee on the nose. More hop than the Fano version. Similar on the tongue. Some graham cracker too. Moderate
sweetness, slightly astringent. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Slightly dry on the finish, roasty, lingering coffee. Fairly good, and similar to fano, but not as sweet and roasy, slightly more acrid and hoppy.   Thanks Kevin!
travita (3729) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, thin tan head. The smell is pine, malt, roast, black ipa, big, chocolate, and rich. The taste is pine, hops, alcohol, roast, big, and rich.
jkwalking05 (3517) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Black in color with a small tan head. Aroma is of pine, roasted malt, dark chocolate, resin. Taste is of dark chocolate, heavy pine, coffee and roasted malts.
Torrefacto (373) - SPAIN - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color caoba oscuro casi negro con espuma beige. Aromas de maltas tostadas y resinas, ligero alcohol. En boca muestau un fuerte carácter lupulado con un final amargo resinoso y seco. En el regusto encontramos un ligero toque achocolatado. Muy rica.
markextrae (691) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
had this one from draft at the beer tempel in amsterdam. pours dark black with a small brown head. chocalte takes you right away in the aroma. after that some raisins, spices and roasted malts. taste is like expected... chocolate! which i like. also some dried dark fruits, and a small bitterness. pretty creamy and slightly smooth beer. good brew with not that much alcohol.
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee and chocolate nose. Spicy rye notes along with coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Solid bitterness and smooth hops
Defreni (2327) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske: Kulsort let olieret øl med et flot skumhoved. Super lækker duft af chokolade og vanilie. Smagen sidder også i skabet men mundfylden er lidt tynd derfor ikke helt oppe at ringe, men super øl.
kaiho (69) - - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared. Thick, decadently black, almost oily. Tan head, one finger. Aroma of amazing spicy rye, a touch of smoke, chocolate. Hint of hops. Taste bitter, from hops as well as the dark grain. In fact slightly acrid, cooking chocolate type bitterness. Slight coffee taste too. Good, but a touch on the bitter/acrid side to really deeply enjoy.
brokensail (9959) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by GT. Black pour with a large tan head. Heavy roasted malt and rye aromas. Slight smoke, coffee, and a bit of ash. Cocoa powder and dark chocolate, decently hoppy, too. The flavor is more bitter than expected. Lots of roasted malt, coffee, rye, and dark chocolate. Notes of smoke, earthy hops, and some molasses. A light acidity to the finish.