SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle .pours a deep brown with a big foamy tan head. coffee. doughy dark chocolate. some light anise. some weird earthy spice thing goin on. good not great
BuckeyeBoy (5633) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours out a dark brown topped with a cream tan head. Aroma was of pit fruit, milk chocolate, sour notes, and roast. Taste was odd cherries, pit fruit, but still the dark roast.
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Dog Days of Summer Tasting. Thick black pour. Roasted grain, chocolate and soy aroma. Thick chocolate, soy, dark fruit taste. Dry port like finish. Good stuff.
Tmoney99 (13236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate toasted malt and sweet chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet chocolate flavor with medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid beer.
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks to Hophead22 for the tasting.From a 22oz bottle,super thin brown head,super black in color, with coffee and chocolate notes.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from StFun. Dark chocolate with a dark brown head. Light roast with a bit of chocolate. A bit metallic, dark roastiness, not that good. (1232)
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, and a hint of alcohol. Poured pitch black in color with a medium-sized dark brown head that greatly diminished but lasted around the edges. Lightly sparkling. Opaque. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, burnt malt, slight smoke, slight licorice, slight maple syrup, light tar, light vanilla, and slight wood. Full body. Viscous, coating texture. Soft carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, and tar finish is sweet and lasting. 11.5%ABV is slightly noticeable in the aroma, but otherwise hidden throughout.
nimbleprop (7161) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle at the DC local tasting. Pours an opaque, viscous black with a creamy, brown head. Rummy aroma, cherries, toast, licorice. Flavor is the same, dark fruits, cherries, toast. Syrupy finish. A little messy. A tinge of sourness on the end.
argo0 (13019) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small dark brown head with black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some burnt/roast. Taste is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, cherry, some tar. Medium-full body, low carbonation.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2010
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Lactose sourness, chalky, far too much black patent malt... not enjoyable. enough said.