TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Nose is coffee, cocoa, caramel and hay. Rich and creamy with a tang and some char. Taste is espresso, milk chocolate, licorice and prune. Lingering bitter cocoa. Great work by Long Trail.
kirk36 (173) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black is the night devoid of stars.
Black glides effortlessly down the throat, velvety-sweetness not to be overlooked.
Cold and absinthe, warm and dark.
This winter is brought to you by this collaboration and artistic form.
Just the right balance of carbonation at low temps to dance... Taste the dark chocolate and cocoa nibs. A dark at the back of the tongue perfection.
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swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at blue monk, medium bodied black pour, aromas & flavors of chcolate, roasted malts, hint of coffee. Solid chocolate porter
vtafro (4946) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan bubbles of head. Chocolate and smokey/roasty malt aromas. Light smoke and roasted malt flavors. Finish is very dry.
annunz123 (925) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, coffee, nuts, and smoke in the aroma. Flavor has chocolate and coffee. Roast coffee bitterness and a little cherry cough drop fruit in the finish. Fine effort from a solid brewery.
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, roasted espresso beans, coffee beans, dark fruits, vanilla. Flavor of sweet dark malts, licorice, nougat, roasted malt, chocolate malt. Flavor is a little sweeter and less coffee-heavy than the aroma. Slightly boozy, definitely a heavy palate. Nice beer, could use more coffee in the flavor though.
SombreroKitty (9) - Union, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a thin tan head and dies down quickly. Aroma is strong coffee and chocolate and the tiniest bit of raisin. The taste is similar and the biggest thing is bitter chocolate with a hint of coffee, and a nose of chocolate. However, palate is a little thin and there is definitely a sticky sweetness that persists. Pretty good overall, but the sweetness knocks it down a few pegs for me.
Beerman6686 (5388) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate, dark roasted malt, and booze. Flavor was similar, pretty smooth but a bit boozy.
kassner (1437) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big tan head and lots of lacing. Cola colored body, creamy with light smoke and quite medicical. Not much sense of chocolate.
Ed5388 (2560) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber from Lacey Spirits. Pours a dark brown color with amber hues, and a small creamy tan head. Aroma or dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, and a hint of vanilla. Taste of ash, bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee grounds, caramel malt, and vanilla. Decent