Travlr (18650) - 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.
Koelschtrinker (14596) - 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
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, 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.
argo0 (12640) - 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.
bu11zeye (12405) - 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.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with mud coffee brown head. Nose/taste of maple, roasted chocolate malt, vanilla and coffee. Good roast character in the taste. Mouth feel starts creamy with a dry cocoa finish. More maple in the nose than taste, but it’s definitely there. Alcohol is completely hidden. Medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - Escondido, California, 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.
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits and caramel - not really getting any of the maple. Flavour brings out heavy roasted malt upfront, some dry wood, and a hint of the maple sweetness. Heavily roasted with a dry body. Almost no hint of maple at all, surprisingly. Low drinkability but pleasant flavours . Good stuff.
daknole (10738) - 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!