mcberko (10562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado San Francisco, pours black with a reddish tinge and a small beige head. Aroma of light coffee, some toasted malt, charcoal, and bitter unsweetened cocoa powder. Flavour is similar, with a wonderful balance of unsweetened cocoa powder and black coffee grounds. Exceedingly dry and fairly light on the palate, making this very easy to drink. Wonderful stuff.
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark beer with a tan head. A sweet caramel aroma with a little bit of coffee. Smokey, roast flavors of coffee, walnuts, caramel, and bread. Refreshing and tasty.
VastActiv (4231) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Toronado, San Francisco. Colour is black with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, chocolate and roasted malts.
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado, SF. Black with a short light brown head. Aroma is malty and contains some nice dark fruit notes. Long, delicious chocolatey taste. Additional notes of tobacco along with a black cherry fruitiness. Very good stuff.
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pour is dark with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and burnt wood. Taste is coffee, dry, musty. Very nice
joshwoodward (575) - - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a pint on tap at Toronado in SF. Very interesting -not too smoky, light and refreshing, quite dark and toasty.
Errl (2325) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap- pour is dark with a tan head. ..Nose is chocolate, cream, sweetness, burnt wood..Taste is light sweetness, coffee, dry, musty, silky, smooth..Very nice
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour, tan head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of roast, chocolate, iced coffee, smoke, light floral. Taste is lightly bitter, grassy/floral, coffee, roast, chocolate. Palate is soft, slick, light bitter/smokey finish.
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@CPH BF 2011. More or less black in colour (very deep coppery brown) with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, roasted malts as well as some toffee. Flavour is the same with some mild spicy notes to it. More complexity as it warms up a wee bit.
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Saucy Ukiah. Pours a dark black color with a lasting thick deep tan head. Aroma is of strong roasted and burnt malts, hints of chocolate and coffee, with classic lager notes. Taste is a roasted bitterness with mild hints of coffee. Light in body with a lingering burnt bitterness. Pretty solid beer.