BrewDad (5100) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color, thin tan head super flavor and rich thick malt. Lots of high alochol and great dark chocolate/coffee finish. This was a supr beer.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GonzoIllini’s Birthday Party (Western Springs, IL). Happy Birthday, Tony! Pours a rich deep blackish pour in body, darker with some good body. A ruby amber bottom and touches of glow on the edges. A small frothy tannish head dies to a film, laces well. Aromas are gentle cocoa, toffee, and toast. Some creamy silky elements, gentle toast and roast, cocoa and a kiss of fruit. Some sweetness, cocoa, and tootsie rolls. Touches of cocoa and Tootsie into the middlen gentle softer roasty malts. Some bread, biscuits, caramel sweetness. Kisses of dark fruit, smoothed out elements. Backend shows some great lingering flavors. Nice.
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF. Pours almost black with a chocolate colored head. Aroma is roasty and toasty, plums, sweet milk/dark chocolate, some very light espresso. Flavor is full bodied with some mocha, roasted malt, molasses. Really a well done beer.