bytemesis (4101) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 Bottle - thanks Brian! Pours pitch black, medium tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is roasty, anise, chocolate. Flavor is lightly tart, typical JK funk going on, roasty, anise again, somewhat medicinal. Fairly bitter and acidic. Medium light body overall.
barn0216 (472) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black brown, no foam. Root beer aroma, very pleasant, unexpected. Roasty, chocolate, good flavor, maybe a little thin. Overall, it is decent.
JBPortland (1056) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours almost flat brown-black with a few bubbles. Nose is dark chocolate and some dark fruit. Taste is dark roast baker’s chocolate and some fruity grape/berry notes. Finish is bitter roast chocolate and subtle berry. Would have liked a touch more carbed. Interesting and pretty good.
Lordcheezus (1) - Bowling Green, USA - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black as motor oil, thick and rich. Very malty and roasty. It’s incredibly delicious.
mjs (5043) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l - Batch #15, Aug 27 2013, at Kitty’s, 20140104) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had vanilla, mild sourness, roasted malts and wood. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were wood, vanilla, roasted malts, mild sourness, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, woody, sour and bitter. Not bad but somewhat confusing.
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour: deep brown with a light brown head.
Nose: chocolate, hay, coffee
Feel: slick, fizzy oily
Tongue: coffee, bitterness
pushkinwow (2190) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Black with a mocha head that fades to a ring. Roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, slight funk, earthy, anise. Mild carbonation, moderate body, slightly tangy, some alcohol on the finish with some vegetable notes.
UDBeernut (1990) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours midnight black, full tan head that required a three stage pour. lots of dark chocolate, roasted malts, slight earthy dirt. huge full body is ultra creamy. as it warms, booze begins to burn.
lusikka (6767) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle @ Malja, Kuopio. Rated on 26.12.2013.
Pours a black colour with a chunky tan head. Aroma of farmyard, chocolate and wet wool. Flavour of roasted malts, rich dark fruitiness, farmyard, earthiness and some smoky chipotle-like vegetable notes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes roasty and a bit yeasty. The vegetable-like notes don’t quite fit in that well, but still a decent beer.
tiong (4348) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @ Malja, Kuopio
Pours pitch black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasted malts, hints of yeast, licorice, spices and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and funky yeasty with earthy notes and some licorice, cocoa and dark chocolate. Finish is sweetish, roasty and spicy with notes of funky yeast, dark chocolate and ripe fruits. Okay Belgian style IS.