Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #65. Dark black with a tan head. Nice aroma, dark chocolate with a nice roast. Flavor was similar, sweet dark chocolate and a lingering roast. (2343)
demmbonz (666) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle was a gusher. Had to let it calm down after pouring. Very smooth mouth feel but a little over carbonated. Quite bitter taste of burnt malt. Lots of potential but needs a little refinement.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown in color clear with a thin head. Big chocolate and alcohol flavor. Rich roast and a great toasty coffee nose. This was a nice brew.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A gusher at first. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt with a light dark fruit aroma. Taste was roasted malt with some fruits. The beer stuck to the glass but just wasn’t as chewy as most ris.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft pour.. Pitch black with a light head. Nice roastiness. Coffee and chocolate. light complexity, but still decent.
jewellrunner (1) - USA - FEB 12, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can’t I just rate beers out of 10 instead of spouting nonsense. Seriously, I’m not an expert. I just know what I like.
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Sort of chalky burnt malt aroma. Near med body. Flavor is chocolate, with some coffee, and burnt malt. It’s fairly smooth burnt malt. Decent enough. Bitter finish.
blipp (6974) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Relatively weak aroma, with roasted malts and a hint of coffee. The flavor has roasted malts, old coffee, and some weird sweet-ish notes. Not bad, I guess.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours dark brown / orange with a ring of head. Aroma of roasted malts, soured notes and some butter. Flavour of roasted malts and odd soured notes. Not good. Strange flavours that are not well-integrated.
mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz. bottle, split 5 ways, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, toasted malt, light molasses and toasted bread. Flavour is metallic, iodine, bread and sour notes - something wrong here. Thin palate with a spoiled flavour profile. Not good at all.