Nocturne (1074) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bakushu Club Popeye, Tokyo. Dark reddish brown shade. Ring of tan head. Taste and aroma are much the same. Cherry cola, red grape, some smokiness. Touch of BBQ meatiness at first too. Plenty going on to make this worthwhile.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2865) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Imazato. A dark cola red-brown with a savory chocolate aroma. The body is fairly light for 8.3% the taste is dark chocolate, cherries with a bit of roasty smoked bacon. Very nice.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2/26/15] Draught at Hopworks BikeBar in Portland. Dark brown. Aroma of caramel, licorice, a bit of chocolate, toffee and dark fruits. Sweet flavor with licorice, caramel, some chocolate, toffee, and some fruitiness. Medium-bodied.
Gerbeer (2264) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a very dark reddish brown with moderate head. Light aromas of coffee and roasted malts. Flavors of dry dark chocolate, dry roasted malts and peanuts. Competent but nothing special.
Ferris (7013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Roast and some dark fruit with toast. Deep maroon with a rich beige head. Roast, vanilla, dark fruit and cocoa.
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a black a deep dark mahogany / brown with a small tan head. Nose is heavy on the dark fruits, vanilla and slight cocoa. Flavour is on the sweet side, with lots of dark fruits and caramel. A little too sweet for me, but it’s quite well-balanced. Good.
pdx77 (1468) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Second Annual Humbug Lager Fest at Occidental Brewing. Clear dark brown color. Aroma is sweet syrup, caramel, and toffee. Taste is honey roasted peanuts, cocoa, toffee, caramel, and a hint of grass hops. Balanced sweetness, roasted notes, and a hint of bitter.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted chocolate with burnt caramel notes. Deep mahagony with small head. Boozy, caramelly flavor with high alcohol heat on the finish. Thin body and a slickness. Very boozy porter; tastes as those a fair amount of bourbon was added.
boFNjackson (4187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holiday Ale Fest... Poured dark brown with a frothy, tan head. Cocoa, milk chocolate, creamy and overall milky. Well carbonate. Very lager-like yeast notes. Grainy, roasted/toasted almond finish.