odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown black with barely any head. Smells of chocolate, bread, hint of floral. Taste is sweet, moderately bitter - hint of smokiness. Dark red wine, hint of chocolate, faint coffee.
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz (I think) c&c bottle from Crossroads. Poured a dark black body with an average sized creamy beige head that never died despite about an hour of slow sipping. Aroma is charred barrel, red wine, old chocolate and burnt toast. Thinner body with super light carbonation and a touch of heat, almost has a nitro pour feel about it. Flavor is a touch better than the aroma. Notes of red wine, roasty, charcoal, old chocolate, burnt toast.
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice raisin, chocolate with a slight burned aroma. Easy to drink and a very tasty beer.
beer-yum (470) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Another well rounded beer from Moa. Tends to the smoky rather than chocolate, coffee, or anything else in my opinion (but I could be wrong),
Handypaul (209) - - APR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle. Pours dark brown with a light brown creamy to frothy head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of caramel and licorice. Medium sweet and light to medium bitter, with sour overtones. Flavors of licorice, sour dark fruit, very bitter chocolate but no hint of ’mellow bitterness’. Average carbonation, oily texture, does an ok but not great job of hiding the alcohol, medium body and a brief sharply bitter and alcoholic finish.
fluffyPillows (12) - - APR 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
All that and a RIS to boot. The malt explodes with deep roasted notes, a soft hop backbone supportive and delicious.
ajnepple (2165) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.7 oz bottle corked and caged, on sale for $3.99 at Coconuts, and poured into a snifter at home. Absolute blaster, I wasn’t even finishing unscrewing the cage. Black appearance with a rocky, light brown head, slowly dissipating, thick lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, red wine, light oak, dark fruit and earthy hops. Similar flavor, pretty rich and quite vinous, adding light notes of coffee and chocolate. Medium bitterness, mild sweetness. Medium to full body, smooth and pretty complex. A nice sipper.
Iphonephan (3248) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Vinous nose. Flavors of plums, grapes and rapeseed. Smooth mouthfeel. Heavy bodied. Light carbonation. Slight bitter finish.
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown almost black, not much head. Pinot noir on the nose, with some spice too. The wine is very present on the palate, with a hint of oak and sweetness on the finish.
AgentAle (680) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of very rich maltiness with some vanilla, espresso, and coffee notes. Taste is a complex roasty maltiness that has some perfectly balanced hopiness. Some warm liquor and hop bitterness on tip. Appearance is a very dark amber with a bubbly head that retains fairly well.