gregwilsonstl (1939) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very black. Tan head. Burnt somewhat sweet. Flavor falls off palate. Nice balance of bitterness.
wlajwl (5548) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is chocolate, malts and earthy. The flavor is chocolate, malts, fruit, a creamy palate and a hint of acidity/tartness in the finish.
MaltOne (310) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black coffee brown, with ample coffee cream head, subsiding to a thin lace. Faint and slightly unusual aroma - can’t quite place it - sawdust and coffee. Taste follows the aroma - again strange, coffee with a splash of sour milk. And all the flavor seems to stay at the font of the tonque - odd. Medium body. Could be a bad bottle... but overall, I wouldn’t select this one again.
johnnnniee (3653) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown/black color with a decent sized tan head that persists for a little while. Smells of bitter roasted grain with a heavy coffee type aroma. A bit earthy, tart fruit, and dark brown sugar round out the nose. The flavor is burnt sugar, tart fruit, sweet candied sugar, a hint of earth and little else. Fairly dry finish. Medium to light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a bubbly roasty bitter mouthfeel. So either my palette has really changed since I last tried this or this beer is just not the same. I could drink this if I had to, but with so many choices these days why should I settle for mediocrity?
rocbyter (2072) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate chocolate malt aroma. Black color with a large brown head. Light sweet beginning with a bitter finish. Light creamy palate.
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with and head. Roasted malt aroma profile. Flavor also very one dimensional, roasted tones very dry finish.
Sammy (10885) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2012 2012 version:On draft at jfk5 bar nysb just tapped black with foam and lace
roasted coffee coffee ground taste
decedrinkabilityity mochocolateate as it warms
SHIG (4385) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a deep oily black with a two finger light brown head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is a smooth silky chocolate and malt full body finish. Little waxy finish.
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very dark / black. I’m impressed with the coloring of this beer. The label design is also top notch. Very smokey flavor, not sweet at all (80% cacaoish?) I like it.
tnkw01 (1707) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Really dark brown, almost black. Brown head, some lace. Aroma is very much coffee. Taste is coffee with notes of chocolate.