mjg74 (2454) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ O’Brien’s. Very dark upon pouring. Very sweet roasty aroma with alot of chocolate. Roasted coffee and sweet chocolate dominate flavors. Very full for the low abv.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Opaque black with tan head. No lace. Roasty aroma accented by chocolate and caramel. Coffee and chocolate are rounded out nicely by a touch of sweetness.
FlySwatter (34) - USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice beer provided by my nemesis The Fly. Roasty coffee aroma that carried through into the flavor without overpowering it.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Alan (fly) for sharing this beer. From a growler poured at the brewery. Pours black with a tan head and good lacing. Huge coffee and light chocolate in the nose. Coffee, chocolate, and lactose in the flavor but with a smooth dry finish. Very drinkable and well made beer.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a thin tan head. Low roasty aroma. Roasty flavor with caramel backing and balanced hop bitterness. Roastiness not overpowering.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - FEB 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Barclay’s. Malty, chocolatey aroma and flavor. Slightly sweet. Thin, watery palate but full if flavor.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour. Fairly rich malty, chocolatey aroma. Full malt character is sweet and rounded with light roasty accents. Has a bit of chewiness and, surprisingly, late alcohol. Drinks fairly big.
omhper (18722) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Draught at Toronado, San Francisco. Opaque black, no head. Sweetish and very roasty with clean rounded mouthfeel. Dominated by hop flavours - grapefruit and licorice. The malt character is it’s weak side - it’s very clean and straightforward, leaving it far behind the top examples of the style.
Lubiere (9299) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a moka head. Light chocolate malt aroma. Rather restrained chocomalt with crisp german hops, light fruity esters. Decent schwarze, very simple. Russian River Beer Revival & Barbecue Cook-Off, August 20, 2005.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, Zeitgeist. Black, but light body, small white head. Light mouthfeel. Huge roasted coffee aroma. Really balanced roast taste all over a lager body. Wow, this is just about the best example of this style I have ever had. Excellent.