JBPortland (674) - 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 (4498) - 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 (1966) - 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 (1619) - Moving to Jax, 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 (6043) - 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 (3682) - 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.
drfabulous (3848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from The Beer Trappe. Huge pour. Black. Coffee and chocolate with cocoa powder finish but a slightly saison like aroma mixed in. Taste and body is not too heavy, though there is body here.
AndyW68 (1035) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. Motor oil with a dark tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee chocolate and roast malt. Little watery feel. Dark chocolate bitter finish.