mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is very dark brown with red/brown edges, small mocha head. Aroma is red wine, oak, chocolate. Taste is roasty dark malt with oak that is a bit overpowering, fruit is present and provides a slight tartness to the beer. Stout in wine barrel works well for me, could have been a bit smoother as the oak a bit abrasive in the finish. Curious if this gets a bit more sour with age - would help this I think.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, anise, and black cherry. Flavor of coffee, anise, black cherry, peat, vinous, oak, and smoke with a dry, bitter finish.
adeishaqra (45) - - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one really knocks you off your walker. You don’t get much in the nose but once you taste....great beer with a bit of a fruity character; probably from the barrel.
conway (2171) - - JUL 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin off white head. Nose is floral with a little roasted malt. Taste is floral and rubbery up front with a slight chocolate and coffee finish. Palate is light and heavily carbed. This one's weird.
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zathrus13 (1740) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, red wine, and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, red wine, coffee, and a touch of alcohol. Medium body.
Mrnoluv (248) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alcohol smell from the get go, woody, the coffee, chocolate smell is very light, very dark appearance but not super black, that wood smell tastes just as good, bitter coffee after taste is left on the plate, I do also taste some fruit as well raisin or plum, you get that warming feeling as it goes down. This one would be a great one to age.
DylansDad (481) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer to sip in front of a fire. I don’t have a fire, so the heater had to do. It took me a little while to warm to this as I found the mouthfeel a little thin and the alcohol a bit rough at first. After a while it became a bit more chalky and dry, which balanced the thin acidity.
ExpendableHero (794) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black brew with a tan head. Strong aromas of dark coffee and something sour. Tastes of earthy notes, roasted/toasted grains, and dark coffee. There are also hints of dark chocolate. These typical dark beer flavors mix with some sour/tart hints of dark fruit. Bitter chocolate finish. Good brew and quite powerful on the palate.
eros47 (53) - Huntington Park, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a khaki head that leaves tons of lacing and dissipates slowly. Aromas consist of chocolate, coffee, dates, and licorice. Bitter at the front of the palate, sweet at the back. Awesome brew.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Rich caramel and toasted cereals, sweet notes.
Appearance: Very thin creamy head, almost black-red clear liquid.
Taste: Rich flavours, unexpected sweetness, very light alcoholic warmth. Burnt caramel, light nut and coffee.
Palate: Light alcoholic warmth in the mouth, very smooth and long bitter finish. Mild carbonation.
Overall: Very rich flavours and aromas, unexpectedly sweet. Alcohol is very well concealed, nice drink.