SanfordBrewer (1422) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2016
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Opaque mahogany with lasting beige head. Medium body with very high carbonation.
aroma: roasted malt, faint cacao, leafy hops, faint rubbery phenols and astringent notes.
taste: tart roasted grain acidity, roasted/black grain astringent bite, floral/leafy hops.
csaso (1891) - Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - fair size foamy head, very dark brown color, definite roasty and chocolately malt aroma and flavor, not overly sweet, which is good, not bad overall
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marcus (8280) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark chocolate flavor with a dry smoky finish.
unclemike (2746) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a very large foamy monster of a brown crown that fades away much to slowly. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, grains, chocolate and a touch of sourness. Taste of dark roasted malts, coffee and notes of peat and very faint chocolate. Chalky and bitter
jgb9348 (5316) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body, almost fully opaque with a nice dense light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and a bit of lactose. Medium-bodied; Strong earthy malt at first, but the chocolate and roasted malt really comes out right afterwards. Aftertaste shows some vanilla, oak, lactose and especially coffee, along with the sweet chocolate. Overall, a nice and very rich beer complete with a good chocolate flavour throughout. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from [of all places] Knightly Spirits (Orange Blossom Trail) in Orlando, Florida for US$2,50 on 01-October-2015 sampled at home in Washington on Christmas Eve, 24-December-2015.
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Null. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Dark chocolate, roasty, and some caramel. Lighter floralness.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at jolly pumpkin. Dark brown pour. Something is odd with this one... stale coffee and molasses. Warm bodied but thin and lacking carbonation.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Nearly black with a shimmer of dark ruby around the very edges; a light-tan layer of bubbles settles in nicely on top for a while. Aroma has lots of dark cocoa up front with a somewhat milky & creamy sweet component that underscores the roast coming from the malt. Hints of licorice & charcoal follow in the rear with maybe some prune? The flavor is a bit thin & not really as sweet as the aroma might advertise. Harsh roast, metallic astringency, bitter malts, & some unsweet cocoa powder. Quite abrasive & not all that good, really. Not sure why the huge disconnect between aroma & flavor here, but this bad boy needs some refinement.
Beerman6686 (5810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate and light roast, flavor similar, not too exciting, but creamy and nice body
bhensonb (13209) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours dark brown/black with a transient, slight dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate with floral notes. Med+ body. Flavor is dark malt, dark chocolate. Floral notes seem to have gotten lost in the strong flavors. It’s a little earthy, tending towards dry. Some fruitiness comes forth with time. Very good for such low ABV.