brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark, dark, really dark beer. Big head, audacious to look at. Aroma is odd and unexpected in a fantastic, wine forward way. First hit on the palate is very much wine, fruity, tart, and somewhat tannic. After few seconds, the rich choclate and toffee of the beer comes forward with just a slightly bitter finish. Definite sipper.
edgallow (1159) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, cocoa and fruit. Taste is real complex, dried fruit, malts chocolate and a hint of coffee.
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jcnielsen (964) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Chocolate, raisin, bbq brisket aromas. Burnt sugar, raisin, malty, oak flavors. Alright.
Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 3/8/13 Recent bottling 10% LOOK: very dark with thin mocha head NOSE: musty wood, damp soil/mud, cherry cigar tobacco, burnt old coffee, fruity something...probably from the wine cask, some chocolate, smoked oyster TASTE: tangy coffee, bitter chocolate, cherry cigar, some taste of smoked oyster as well, long tangy/bitter coffee finish FEEL: nice smooth feel...feels like I just smoked a cigar OVERALL: didn’t notice the 10% at all, unique and pretty good... not great though... a lot going on, but doesn’t seem to all come together very well Room temp Pair with smoked oysters possibly? UPDATE: yes, very good with smoked oysters!!
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a large brown head that takes awhile to evaporate. Aroma of roasted sweet malt, light chocolate, dark fruit and a bit of earthiness. Taste is earthy and sour with herbal notes, strange spice (cardamom?), mild oak and a chalky finish.
Indra (2482) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle. Aroma of roasty, black malts, mildly sweet and faintly tart with notes of dark chocolate, dried fruit, orange peel and tinges of the wine barrel as well, with faint oak, red grape, black cherry and a touch of fall spice in the background. Solid-looking opaque black in color, with a lasting, creamy, tan head and spots of lace. Flavor profile is darkly sweet, fruity, mildly winey and full of chocolate, with suggestions of smoke, wood, raisin, faintly spicy hop flavors and some mild bitterness and alcohol appearing towards the finish. Mouthfeel is smoothly effervescent, warming and semi-dry, with a properly full body. Rather nice. Doesn’t seem evil...
Ratman197 (7759) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, orange zest, spice, oak and light vinous notes. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, vinous notes, vanilla, oak and light orange zest with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
alexsdad06 (3101) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Bunker. Pours a dark cola brown with a small beige head. The aroma had roasted malts, caramel, berry, raisins, cab barrel influences, with a mild musty note. The flavor is heavier with the cab barrel, wood, dark fruits, caramel, molasses and raisins. Good, not great.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Certified Evil
Date: December 02, 2012
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy tan head
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, dark chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, sweet chocolate, bitter dark chocolate, long bitter dark chocolate finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Fratto (2348) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at the local homebrew Christmas party. Dark pour with a dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and roasty. Taste is about the same. Nice finish.
schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a jet black in color, with a cream full head, smell is of malts, smoke and hint of booze...taste is that of smoke coffee malt and a small hint of booze...smooth beer has some taste in there i cant really put my tongue on... Enjoy this beer