SDalkoholic (2183) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Olive Tree Market: Poured a jet black liquid that looked similar to actual espresso. Almost no formation of head but did start out with some foam on top. Aroma does have strong evidence of espresso coffee bean and dark chocolate malts. The drink is strong with a taste of medicine that is probably due to the unmasked alcohol content. Flavor is also heavy with dark roast malts that when combined with the espresso seems to be overwhelming. Has a dry finish and a pleasant lingering resin of sweet sugar and dark malt.
marcus (6850) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a spicy treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a bit of coffee and a peppery finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki colored head. Fades fairly quickly.
S - Roasted malts, coffee, a bit of cocoa, molasses, black licorice, vanilla, lager yeast, touch booze.
T - Roasted dark malts, coffee, bitter cocoa, molasses, black licorice, lager yeast, vanilla, hint of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, roasted, dry finish.
D - Nice big schwarzbier. Great balance.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of dark molasses, bitter coffee and meaty smoke. Pours black with a swirly cocoa head. Taste is sweet with creamy espresso, molasses, and slight roasty coffee. Great thick taste but a light sweet mouthfeel. Solid!
dhunter151 (585) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with a small head that dissipated quickly. Taste: sweet malt, molasses, espresso. Light carbonation.
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b3shine (5965) - Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks timfoolery). Looks good; cola with beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes solid; espresso all the way, followed by dark malt. Nice on the palate. Good beer.
JohnnyJ (4623) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly murky dark brown, with a thin tannish head. Sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, light espresso beans, light smoke, and light molasses. Notes of raisin. The coffee was noticeable, but not a dominating flavor. Pretty heavy beer, especially for a lager. I enjoyed it, interesting.
MikeJslc (759) - USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown, clear, tan head. Aroma of cold coffee, cocoa. Flavor of milk chocolate and caramel, coffee, cocoa, clean.
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Gription79 (2378) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike. Spicy coffee, chocolate, caramel, milk chocolate in the flavor. Very nice. A well balanced beer.
jtclockwork (9064) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of espresso, coffee, baker’s chocolate, tootsie roll, black licorice and lightly smoked malts. Medium body.