3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. so there’s certainly a strong coffee character in both nose and flavor, sure, but I don’t find anything in here that says "amaretto" - almonds and apricot pits? nope. instead it’s a rather basic (though not simple) dark roast coffee bean (complete with essence of oil, oranges and vegetables) with a moderate citrus hop rate and a finish that resembles orange-flavored milk chocolate. so, I can only assume that the amaretto is coming through as this orange candy / liqueur (thanks to the alcohol) quality. not bad.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Vine. Black with a thin but persistent light tan head. Big roasty dark coffee aroma with nice dark chocolate tones. Lovely to sniff, if a bit simplistic. Taste has huge sweetness, a bit too much so, but also huge flavor. Lots of sweet dark chocolate flavor with a balanced but quite assertive earthy java tone, slight learheryness in the coffee, finishes coffee-bitter with earthy dark chocolate mocha flavor.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Vine Street. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, espresso, roastiness, almonds, and light nuts. Somewhat syrupy/extract-like, rich chocolate, fairly roasty, almond flavor. Not overall a bad beer but I didn’t like the extract/syrupy element.
Camons (4835) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Vine Street Pub, Denver. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of malt, coffee, sweet chocolate, orange, licorice. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, sweet chocolate, orange, orangepeel, hints of licorice. Medium body, soft carbonation. 240212