Dfonorow (1037) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Magnolia. Pour is close to black with a small khaki head. Aroma and flavor are both of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and roast. Finish is a bit spicy with booze very present.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a dark ruby black color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish roasted malty spicy chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted fruity malty spicy chocolate licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy chocolate finish.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just about black in color with a khaki head. Big roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, and some alcohol. An interesting herbal note as well as some spicy hops. Tastes primarily of roasted malt and coffee. A slight acidity, some chocolate, coffee, and burnt sugar. Licorice, herbal anise notes, spicy hops, earth, and alcohol warmth.
Torontoblue (68) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap, jet black with a nice mocha head. Big aromas of roasted malt, liquorice, dark chocolate, molasses, alcohol and a hint of fennel. The aromas carry right through to the palate. Bit of an alcohol hit but a welcoming bitterness and roastyness comes through; love the liquorice/fennel bitter aftertaste. Only downside was it was served way too cold!
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a tight brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-cocoa/molasses/roasty, earthy. Taste is dark malt-cocoa/molasses/roasty/ashy, secondary earthyhops. Smooth. Mild carbonation.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at brewery. Black with a creamy tan head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma with an earthy chocolate, leather, and roasted malt taste. Decent.
yespr (29418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty. Smooth dark malty with a distinct liqourice note. Mild bitterness and dark toffee roasted malty finish. Smooth.
larsniclas (5287) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub
Black with small, beige head.
Loads of milky toffee in the aroma.
Slightly sourish flavour. Milky with really salty licorice.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Alembic Bar in SF. Pretty solid offering. Black in color with a brown head that lasts. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Quite tasty, a lot like a Whoppers milkshake. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and milky creaminess. Creamy and full on the palate.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black beer with anice tan head. Light roast aroma with a bit of coffee and sweet malt - doesn’t match flavor. Roasty, caramel, chocolate flavor. Not too roasty. Everything in balance. Medium body. Lingering sweet malt, light brown sugar, chocolate, and coffee. Alcohol well hidden. Nice.