Beerman6686 (4834) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a murky dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, light roast and caramel. Flavor was lightly burnt brown sugar, chocolate, dark fruit and light roast. Good stuff.
charule (1393) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade. Poured black with thin to no head. Aroma is very sweet caramel. Light carb med bod. Quite sweet taste almost dark fruit.
pushkinwow (2164) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle, 2013. Black with niece head that disappears. Sweet calvados like, roasted malt, some molasses, chocolate, vanilla, some booze. Mild carbonation, full body, sweet, some sherry, great dessert beer.
GenDV138 (2166) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with tan head. Aromas of peat, smoke. Tastes of chocolate, smoke, peat. Full body with a dry finish.
Ferris (6216) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Cocoa, mollasses, chocolate and some anise. Jet black with a thin beige head. Sweet, peat, coffee, chocolate and so much more. Smells good, tastes great.
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by RobertDale at the RBSG grand tasting - thanks again, Bob, for making sure I got to try this! Pours an inky near-black color with no head. Looks dangerous. Notes of molasses, dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, roasted malts, and soy. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, oily mouthfeel. Sweet, but extremely balanced. Yeah, this is legit. Exceeded expectations.
vyvvy (4390) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the RBSG14 Grand Tasting - Pours dark brown with a beige head. The aroma has heavy roast, soy, smoothness, oak, bittersweet chocolate and dark caramel. It has a very full rich smooth body with almost no carbonation. It starts off with rich chocolate, caramel, vanilla, sweetness and super smooth dark roastiness. The finish is very oily and really seems to tie all of the flavors together. Excellent beer in every way.
jtclockwork (9451) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle RBSG. Grand Tasting St. Louis. Huge thanks to RobertDale. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of roast and milk chocolate, oak, milk chocolate, sherry and chocolate liqueur. Full bodied.
bytemesis (3825) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with hella thanks to MrH for spearing this whale and sending it to America! Pours opaque black with a small dark brown head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is heavy duty chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla. Flavor is all of that plus some molasses and anise, tons of vanilla and chocolate. Very sweet, light bitter. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, very little sign of the massive ABV. More of a desert liquor than a beer really, but nice nonetheless.
barn0216 (450) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color, no foam. Aroma of vanilla, semi sweet chocolate, some alcohol. Sweet, tootsie roll chocolate, a dose of roasty bitterness, hint of maple. Alcohol not strongly present.