VintageViking (30) - - JUN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, poured to snifter, at The Local Pub in Athens. (Then the landlord took it out of my greedy little hands again until it warmed up - how’s that for service?) Pours dark brown, with a small fine pale tan head. The aroma is rich, chocolatey and malty, with some dark fruits and alcohol in there too. (Sort of smelled a bit as though it had been aged in rum casks. Which it hasn’t. But you know what I mean) Very full and velvety on the palate, with loads and loads of chocolate milkiness in the taste. The dark fruit / alcohol came through slowly in the finish, too. Lovely.
Idiosynkrasie (2740) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average, frothy to creamy, diminishing, minimally lacing, tan head. Chocolately dark malty aroma, milk chocolate, a touch of cappuccino and roast. Taste is chocolately dark malty, hints of milk chocolate, cocoa, a mild touch of lactic acid, cappuccino; very late hints of warming alcohol. Nicely balanced, some strong flavours of mild character.
blklab2007 (1776) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle I believe as a generous extra! Pour has a very dark brown color with a covering of tan head that fizzled right off. Aroma has dark chocolate, rich sweet cream, chocolate malt, and a snap of alcohol. Mouth feel is fairly heavy and the coating is thick and full with slow carbonation. Flavor has loads of chocolate, chocolate malt, light hops, lactic creaminess, light coffee bitterness, and some sweetness.
rader58 (739) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours very dark brown. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, touch of cherry. Flavor is chocolate, molasses, vanilla, cream. Very creamy. I really enjoy this beverage.
bytemesis (2143) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small fizzy brown head that dissipates quickly leaving decent lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malt, lactose, chocolate. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer.
Roonai (245) - - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by deyholla, thanks derek! pours mahogany with a kakhi brown head that goes to the edge. nose is loads of chocolate malts with roast that lingers. tastes similar; the roasty chocolate dominates with a lactose finish. bit much but decent
deyholla (5381) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours dark brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet chocolate and sweet dark grains. Flavor has a good amount of sweetness from chocolate through out and a bit of a lactose towards the finish. A bit sweet.
devman171 (507) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from chase, thanks! Pours black with nice fading cream head. Aroma is roast, coffee, chocolate. Taste is roasted sweet coffee and bitter chocolate, with a creamy sweet finish. one of my favorite styles represented well here.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of rich chocolate, caramel, malted milk balls. Taste is of dark chocolate, dried cherries, malt, with a rich sipping chocolate aftertaste. Very smooth and delicious.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. The look is back in color, tan head, and dark. The taste is roasty, chocolate, malts, nice, cherry, and sweet. The smell is malt, roast, chocolate, malt balls, and dark fruits.