emacgee (4487) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark and full bodied with a wispy light tan head. Nose shows day old cold pressed coffee and an acidic character. Very muddled aroma, hard to distinguish finer aromatics. Flavor is kind of the same, doesn’t have much structure. The pieces are there but they’re not coming together. Some day old coffee and chocolaty flavor with that weird thin feeling from coffee but the body from oats and lactose. Very disjointed.
solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of coffee but not much else here. Some sharp roast. Pours black with decent mocha head. Bitter finish. Tap at jackpot.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears black and opaque in the glass with a half finger beige head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Sweet and roasted malt aroma with silky chocolate, roasted coffee bean, oatmeal, toffee and burnt toast. Very inviting nose with a nice balance of roast and sweet chocolate malt notes.
Lighter bodies than expected and slightly watered down with a balance of sweet and roasted malt notes. Subtle alcohol presence but not too hot. Some sweet chocolate flavor but could be more smooth/silky. Hints of toffee, oatmeal, coffee and burnt toast but not too roasty. A bit dry but not harsh or acrid. Well balanced but doesn’t quite live up to the nose.
DiarmaidBHK (3951) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bestway. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing in the glass. roasted malt notes on the nose. lots of lactose on the tongue with a bit of bitterness from the chocolate. Finishes clean. Solid example of style.
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 2013 vintage - pours pitch with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, leather, and malt. It has a sweet finish. Nice!
Gachupines (1185) - USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a decent tan head. Aroma is cocoa, a bit of coffee and noticeable lactose. Flavor is coffee and chocolate with a fairly full somewhat milky body. Finishes with a touch bittersweet.
Lutz2jm (220) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Huge coffee up front and at the finish. Excellent beer would definitely recommend this beer.
Travlr (18676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at jackl’s tasting. Brown color, brown head. Nice roasty aroma. taste is also roasty. Decent.
obguthr (5094) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate, hazelnut, and char nose, decent strength. Black, thin beige head. Sweet chocolate with a coffee finish. Smooth soft carbonation, medium body.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bruisin Ales, shared at the WWGT2D? Charlottesville tasting, 4/5/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, honey, nuts. The taste is sweet roast, chocolate, coffee milk, oats.
jackl (6361) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ The WWGT2D? Tasting. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is quite sweet indeed. Loads of Hershey’s syrup. Cocoa, roast coffee. The taste is dark roasted chocolate. Hints of pepper. Coffee. Medium body, soft carbonation. Decent.