bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, #22/72, Batch 120, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a spare brown head. Aroma of marshmallow, chocolate, maple, and something green. Flavor of toasted marshmallow, roasted malt, caramel, maple, and chocolate with a dry, bitter finish.
Travlr (11871) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thank you sir! Very dark maroon. Aroma of licorice, dried prunes. Taste has vanilla, figs, Nice.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Small tan head, black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, light chocolate frosting. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast. Medium body, smooth, low carbonation, alcohol well contained.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 bottle-trade with hbmason, thanks Tim-pours black and a rich brown head with trailing lace. Aroma is chocolate/maple/ashy-dark malt, 2nd earthy. Taste is cocoa/ashy-dark malt, maple syrup, 2nd earthy hops.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black in color with a surprisingly tall tan head. Smells strong of booze, roasted malt, char, and even a bit of ash. There is some dark chocolate and coffee, but they’re not as prominent as I would like. The flavor is more of the same. A bit of a coffee grounds flavor as well as some bitter dark chocolate, licorice, and roasted malt. The flavor is a bit too astringent for my liking. Medium body and carbonation.
Koelschtrinker (10669) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intensiver malziger Antrunk, röstig, schokoladig. Trocken. Röstiger werdend, herb, erdig, Vanillenoten. Wenig aber erkennbar alkoholisch, einen Ticken süßer zum Ende. 11/12/12/12/11/12
BeerandBlues2 (9694) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Noodleuser. Pours black, near opaque with an average, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, chocolate, roast, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of maple, prune, fig, and raisin. Flavor is heavy malt (coffee, chocolate, roast, dark fruit), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of maple, prune, fig, and raisin. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a sweet finish.
hopscotch (9162) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Pours pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Great retention. The bouquet is milky chocolaty and nutty – big cocoa, toasted nuts and light vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and subdued carbonation. The flavor presents sweetened espresso and dark cocoa. Very roasty and burnt. Finishes bittersweet and carbonaceous. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, brown head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, some maple notes, oak. Flavor is rich and roasty, some maple notes, cocoa, coffee. Nice!
GT2 (8435) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL C&C courtesy of noodleuser. The pour is a dark brown to near black with a deep tan, sheen head. Nose upfront is full of olives and saltwater along with mild apple/acetaldehyde. As it warms, the nose gains smoke, bacon, rich caramel. Much better. The taste is olive, salty/briny, lemony tart finishing with carbon paper and cardboard. No maple character.