TBone (12988) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost opaque black, not much head. Slightly hoppy aroma with strong milk chocolate presence. Not really strong nose. Chocolaty, medium-bodied, despite of roastiness a bit bland. Roasted aftertaste.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of roastiness, espresso, chocolate, and some notes of plum. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit with a creamy mouthfeel.
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during the satellite Travlr 10K tasting at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Thanks to Fergus (I think...)! Pours clear brown with a creamy, beige head. Simple beer but tasty, with sugary bread, light roast, some tar, balancing bitter earth. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light jammy berries on the finish along with notes of chocolate and understated roasted malts. Pretty good. Easygoing and tasty.
Rasmus40 (11728) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of ken1. Clear very dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 180513
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium, creamy tan head atop a black body. Aroma is chocolate, light toffee, hint of roasty. Taste is roasty chocolate and coffee, finishing coffee bitter. Creamy medium body, perhaps a bit light for a stout.
brokensail (11528) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Pi Pizzeria. Very dark brown pour with a khaki head. Smells a bit smokey and ashy. Lots of roasted malt, some coffee grounds, and a bit of dark chocolate. There’s a pleasant bitterness to the flavor, mostly coffee and roast. Semi-sweet chocolate, a hint of vanilla, and lots of ash. Mild smoke and a touch of oatmeal cookie.
bhensonb (11488) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Geek. Pours near opaque with ruby transparency at the edges under strong light. Large frothy tan head that laces a bit. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Very light coffee. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is chocolate and oatmeal. Extremely smooth finish. Going very well with Black Forest Cherry gooey cookie!
jcwattsrugger (11210) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle -pours a light brown head and black with red color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses/chocolate/ashy, some earthy hops. Taste is dark malt-molasses/oats/peat, secondary grassy hops. Medium body.
Tmoney99 (11058) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at New Holland. Poured a black color with a large creamy light brown head. Complex aroma of molasses, chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium body with a creamy texture. Good long sweet flavor and finish. Well above average brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Date: 01/18/2006
dark red, thin brown head,
slightly tart roasted malt aroma,
lots of roasted flavor, unusual hop,
Score: 2.3 to 3.1
black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace,
dry roasted malt aroma with a hint of dark chocolate,
rich roasted malt flavor, mostly dry with just a touch of sweetness, lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20