tia (1734) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brown Jug Fairbanks. Almost black with tan head. Smells of dark fruit and dark bread and chocolate. Flavor is roasty, dark chocolaty, and dry.
Palme (4120) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Tørst. This is a pretty darn dark one. Really dark brown in the glass and a tall lasting dark chocolate brown lacing head in the top. Smells really different. It has that roastiness it’s supposed to have, but it’s also agave I fused with cacti and some sort of sweetish liquor. Some coffee, semi sweet chocolate chips, some alcohol and old coffeehouse. Like it. So East to drink this. It’s light, near fluffy and creamy in the mouth. Chocolaty and velvety. Traces of milk chocolate and latte. The aftertaste gives lots of mild licorice that lingers on. Lots of flavor wrapped in a lightdrinkable beer. 15.06.2015
jbruner (3996) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2016 Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of oxidized chocolate malts and earth. Taste follows, clean, but a bit too old. Solid though.
klm1 (986) - - MAR 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From City beer store SF:
Pours black color, clear, with unstable light brown head, which immediately transforms itself to a ring around the glass. Visually low carbonation. Aroma: very, very fresh fruity aroma, which takes on blueberry, plums, prunes, resins, with dark malts, which takes on coffee, dark and milk chocolate, hint of honey, vanilla, oak, toffee, yoghurt...
Similar is flavor: very intense, with notes of espresso coffee, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, hint of dark chocolate, supported with hop flavors, which takes on dark fruits, which I mentioned yet before.
Finish is sticky dry. Body is medium, texture silky soft, carbonation is low.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate, light smoke, prunes, and earthy hops. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate, roast malt, earthy hops and medium bitterness, prunes and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
gregwilsonstl (2108) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate. Tobacco after taste. Tasted side by side with Beserker. They are quite a bit different. Beserker is thicker, sweeter, and did I mention thicker? Both are really good. Tanner head. Thx AkAndy.
olio (9278) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle (6.9% abv version).
Pours dark red-brown color with a small head. Mild hop notes, dark roasted malts, faint cola notes, caramel and some rye bread. Flavor is bready, dry malty, some oat notes, cocoa powder. Super dry malty palate, short cocoa finish. Carbonation is soft to medium. Full-bodied and filling. Clearly the little brother. Aroma is a bit of a let-down but the taste is very nice, surprisingly strong flavor for a "small beer".
rosenbergh (10367) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. 6.9%. Courtesy of olio.
Black color with a small tan head.
Cacao, soy, mild vinegar, roasted malt and berries in the aroma.
The flavor is roasted malt, ashiness, cacao, bitterness and berries.
Very dark flavor. Oily.
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black color, dark brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of burnt licorice, coffee grounds. Taste is dark bittersweet chocolate, nutty coffee. Light to medium body. Tasty.
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2016 OK stout, recent bottle from Decicco’s. Drinkable and black coloured, mild roast. Mostly I drainpoured as just OK and not complex.
Had this again a half year later, and very malty drinkable. Rerated up.