MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
hazy chestnut, thinnest white ring. Prune and date, paper bitterness, bit of celery. Flavor of light date, watery, light leaf, bubblegum esters. Not my thing.
Davros (2545) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with brown highlights and a small, off-white head.
Nose shows cocoa and chocolate with little else noticeable, although some roasted coffee is present later. Citrus is barely noticeable.
Flavours mainly focus on plain roasted malt, with some very faint coffee in the background. Again, very little citrus.
Body feels a bit watery.
Seems like a schwarzbier.
nuplastikk (5371) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Dexters. Deep red hued brown-black. Steady beige head. Really odd artificial orange aroma. Orange liqueur w/o the harsh alcohol. Orange-chocolate tones dominate, like a bad Shorts beer. Cake-like, desserty, not unlike a Milano cookie. Thin, watery mouthfeel. Quite unimpressive. Milano all the way.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL thanks to nimbleprop. GUSHER. Pours a hazy, deep brown with yeast chunkies. Towering, over carbonated gray head. Nose is floral and soapy with oxidized red apples. Taste is mildly roasty, minerally, tangy with soft infected characters. Drained of body. Ends up being lightly tangy and citric with mild roast in the background. Fairly bland.
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by nimbleprop. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and light orange, cookie and toast malt, light earthy hops and spices. Flavor is malt dominant with light orange, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Medium beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange zest, some bread, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some funk. Medium body, some effervescence.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a white head. aroma is pine and malt. Flavor is almost like a stour but finishes ipa.
dwyerpg (5087) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks really nice. And is pretty good. The orange is noticeable, a bit like a chocolate-orange slice. Different.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy.
Near black pour, thick tan head. Aromas of ripe orange, dreamsicle, chocolate and roast. Tastes like a creamsicle as well - creamy with tons of orange.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Arizona Strong Beer Festival. It has orange (orange peel specifically). And its black. So the deScription is accurate. Interesting, but still kinda weak.