jcwattsrugger (11335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a foamy light brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-chocolate. Taste is roasty dark malt-chocolate/licorice/peat, secondary earthy/spice hops. Porterish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011
Date: February 08, 2006
Appearance: black, fine thin brown head, light lace
Aroma: huge smokey roasted malt aroma with an undercurrent of sweet carmel
Body: creamy body
Flavor: lots of roasted malt flavor, some oily character, touch of milky sweetness, big bitter burnt finish
Overall: some good pieces but they don’t gell
Date: August 20, 2011
Score: 2.2 to 2.6
better but still very average
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Lubiere (10722) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark stout with a thin lacing brown head. In aroma, classic chocolate malt with light creamy notes, powdery and smooth. In mouth, a nice smooth smooth chocolate malt with light peated notes, grassy hops, smooth and quaffable. On tap at brewery.
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a nearly opaque black with a small lasting tight brown head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, bitter chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, black malt and a hint of licorice with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
madsberg (10595) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Light brown head. Sourish, chocolatis and light roasty aroma. Flavour is sourish and buttery. Roasty and cocoaish. Is dry. Has some chocolate notes in the end.
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Fonefan/Brugmansia Cnudde tasting. Courtesy of Papsoe. Black/brown with a small head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and citrussy hops. The flavour has notes of coffee, licorice and the finish is bitter and dry. I miss a bit of sweetness, the smooth and the round body, that I expect in an oat, the hops are a bit too dominating IMO. OK, sure, but just not one I’ll drink again.
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown pour, light creamy colored head. Aroma is a bit metallic...infected? Behind that I get some molasses, coffee and a little chocolate. Metallic flavor a bit of sourmash. Coffee, roasty. Dry. Nah.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Sparky27. Thanks! And finally I have an Arizona rating that’s not Cave Creek Chili Beer. Woot! Pours a very, very dark brown color. Thin head with good head retention and fair lacing. Very nutty roasted malt aroma with caramel and oats. Taste is nuts, caramel, chocolate, smoke. Medium bodied.
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Pours pitch black with a tiny, creamy, beige head. No retention. Lots of milk chocolate in the nose with some dark cherries and caramel. The flavor is medium bitter with lots of burnt notes and no residual sweetness, even when warm. Just a hint of acidity. Light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Lengthy, burnt, moderately bitter finish. FlacoAlto provided the bottle!
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with FlactoAlto (thanks!). Poured a dark black, with red edges, and a huge sized tan head. Aromas of roast, lactose, oatmeal, and licorice. Tastes of coffee, roast, light oatmeal, and some bitter chocolate. Lively body.