daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color, tan head. Cocoa powder, chili peppers, roasted malt, some roasted nuts, burned toast. Nice beer but needs to pack a bigger punch IMO.
gegwilson (2197) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can in the Head of Steam, Durham. Black body with fading tan head. Huge chocolate coffee aroma. Vary dry and bitter with lots of coffee and dark chocolate and a burnt toast finish. Nice but lacking something.
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chocolate nose. Creamy tan head. Sips sweet chocolate. Middle has Chipotle pepper and sweetness, which to my surprise isn’t working well. Full body throughout. Milky cocoa in the finish.
zimbo (766) - SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice earthy chocolate aroma and pours a fairly deep tan brown head. Medium bodied and sort of borders on the close to silky. Black. Head deteriorates over time. Nothing complex but some depths and pretty enjoyable considering I drank it relatively cold. If I lived in Maui I’d be pretty tickled that this brewery was near by.
rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black body with a bubbling, vanishing offwhite head. Complex aroma, a bit spicy. Taste is sweet, chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla. Soft body, soft carbonation
teorn88 (3640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can. It pours a dark brown color with a large mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts chocolate, dates and some herbal notes. Taste is dark chocolate, malt and light spices. Some dark fruits and bitterness with a semi-dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Very good
Travlr (16434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Black Squirrel. Very dark brownish maroon color, thick brown head with decent retention and solid lacing. Aroma of milk cjocolate. Taste is bittetsweet chocolate bar. Nice.
hopscotch (10144) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can... Murky dark brown ale with a small, fizzy, fleeting, khaki head. The nose is a lush marriage of vanilla and milk chocolate. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is full of carbonic roastiness, but is otherwise mostly bland. Finishes minerally and a touch acrid. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
Nische (1225) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours dark brown. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate and some spiciness. Taste is medium bitter. Light bodied but still tasty.
foxo82 (810) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml can from Cotteridge Wines (I think). One of my favourite breweries. Here goes... jet black - no reddish tint here. Smells sweet but not sickly - kind of an oaty, sweet cereal, like flapjack or Golden Grahams (love them) but with some marzipan and Baileys as well - really great aroma. Smooth feel with slight fizz at the end. The taste could be fuller and longer lasting, which is a slight disappointment on an otherwise great experience, but there’s dark chocolate and mild coffee malt here. Still one of my favourite breweries, even if this just falls short of greatness.