beastiefan2k (2525) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a smaller Corsendonk goblet. When I picked this up for my lady I actually did not realize this is a relatively new beer. I find it funny that the bottom of the label says "Rich Old Style." I have not decided if I like the idea or not. The beer pours completely black with a small cocoa colored head. But at least it sticks around. Aroma is definitely rich, but not old. I get a strong alcoholic Bon Bon, due to some alcohol, sweet dark chocolate with a bit of prune and thick smelling. Lots of roasted malts as well. I like the aroma, it is not too sweet or too alcoholic and definitely rich. The flavor is definitely less rich, bitterness dominates and otherwise its a roasted, very clean and kind of empty flavor. I like the cleanliness of the beer but the downside is that it is a bit industrial (no nuances). The bottom of the bottle is filter-clean. The bitterness of the mouthfeel makes it seem drying and thick yet not actually a thick body. I like this beer but I would love to see a bottle conditioned version of it with less bitterness in the flavor and a bit more malt (not sugar) sweetness.
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barrel aged, cask conditioned at Mahars. Flavor is super sweet and tangy coffee, very mellow and nice for a big beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Headbanger (3386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle 7/12/12 (Binny’s Naperville)-42° in Snifter-Pours a dark black with a small brown ring for a head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, and coffee. Taste of the same with a bit more chocolate and smoke. This full bodied brew is not too shabby. Hides the abv pretty well.
drfabulous (4188) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce thanks to Jose. Big pour. Tan brown carbonated foam. First sip is all coffee. Some bitter chocolate. Some tart raspberry finish. Better than I though it would be.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a pitch black colored beer, with a tick foamy, dark beige head. The aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, a little porto and wood. The taste of dark malt, with coffee, bitter, porto, some alcohol and a little peat. The aftertaste is some sweet and chocolate bitter.
Indra (2657) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Roasty, ashy aroma, some strong dark chocolate, earthy hop, and molasses as well. Opaque ebony in color with a slight, fading, tan head. Flavor is fairly sweet, again plenty of dark chocolate and very deeply roasted malts, some tinges of coffee, burnt sugar and hop bitterness appearing, along with lighter amounts of caramel, pine and alcohol in the background. Thick, smooth, coating, warming feel with a moderate amount of carbonation and a very full body. Didn’t really "wow" me.
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a head of foamy brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a . The mild aroma was dark malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of roasted malt and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of toffee, malt, vanilla and very faintly of alcohol. Poured a jet black with a tiny beige head. Taste is a smooth and creamy version of the smell with some coffee in there as well. Not bad at all.
maxwelldeux (3801) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh yeah. This is a good one. Good coffee and roasted flavors with just a hind of sweetness to it.
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured at a good temperature with a large, tan, foamy, frothy, thick head that settles after a bit and some lace. Color, with aid of my trusty iPhone flashlight, appears to an almost opaque, but clear, very dark, almost black ruby red. Aroma is malt, roast, burnt, toffee, old coffee, cocoa. Flavor’s like nose, fairly dry, and bitter, a little carbonic tang and also a little salt. Body is decent except for some clashing high points from salt, burnt bitter. Finish is like flavor, good length, a bit boozy, and one is enough.