Fatehunter (1951) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours two fingers of tan head on a black body. Beautiful.
The aroma is rich molasses, caramel and roasted malt. Really nice.
The taste is deep. Molasses, burnt wood, a little earth, roasted malt, lemon bitterness towards the end. Excellent profile and balance.
The texture is thick with low carbonation.
mintzmeet (379) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked what one reviewer said: like a Black IPA with more hops. I’ll add quite a bit more creamyness w a nice oatey mouthfeel. Cocoa charcoal, great drinkability, but def earns its 9.5%
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good balance of malt and bittersweet chocolate, leaning on the earlier. A little ageing did not hurt. Very good drinkability and meal accompaniment.
kidobutai (577) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Rich dark color, very little lacing. Unusual almost skunky aroma, but strong coffee taste.
Luvystypotables (1294) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of coffee and malt, pours a dark brown color with a tan well laced head. Taste of coffee and a smoked malt, oily medium body with a bitter malt finish.
WABeerFiend (362) - - NOV 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber on 11.24.15. A: Dark chocolate, fudge, citrusy hops, and cocoa. A: 3 finger off-white head with an easy pour. The head stays at 1 finger. Opaque black body. T: Citrusy hops, cocoa, and fudge dominate. Roasty malt is subtle. P: Smooth with lots of lingering resin. O: This is a big, hoppy CDA. The bottle must be freshy fresh because the hops are super strong.
suprchunk (2781) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Big chocolate and a weird rice crispy aroma. Rice crispies up front with a heavy molasses character.
nealblind (1395) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark red brown some tan head. Aroma grassy grapefruit on nose chocolate char. Slight carb Tastes chocolate some fusel alcohol charcoal, grassy. clean drinking like a Black IPA with more chocolate malt.
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Flavour of bitter chocolate, ash, sweet notes. Malty finish, bitter chocolate, coffee, lingering sweet.
(From 35.5cL bottle @ After GBBF tasting, chriso’s place, London ’14. Thanks for sharing, rb crew!)
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Supermarket. Dark black body with slightest tan head. Nose is molasses, sweet, licorice. Taste is also malts, molasses, licorice, barley and caramel. Nice balance Really good stuff.
RedSox2004 (1552) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black with a thin tan head and moderate lace. Aromas of roasted coffee, baking chocolate and dark fruits. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee flavors up front accompanied by roasted malt and milk sugars. Full body, minimal carbonation, creamy, almost chewy mouthfeel and a slight bitterness in the finish. Claims 100 IBUs, but I don’t see it.