hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2014 (Rating # 9,200) Bottle... Pours dark brown (almost black) with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. The aroma is a marriage of dark chocolate and bourbon - just enough of each. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. The flavor is deeply roasted with a good deal of residual sugar, but also just enough hop and black patent malt-infused bitterness to balance out quite nicely. Finishes roasty, nourishing and bittersweet. Drinks like a meal. Very nice.
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a thin medium brown head. Aroma is light roasted malts, sweet, honey. Flavor is sweet, roasted honey, toast. Medium to heavy creamy body/mouthfeel. Interesting and tasty.
vtafro (5256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Sweet, coffee, chocolate and dark malt aromas. Flavor are dark malt, sweetness, and hints of coffee.
Fritz123 (1477) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Syb Pig Club bottle share. Snifter pour was jet black with small head. Aroma of chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and raisins. The taste is very chocolate forward, bitter coffee bean, vanilla, roasted malts. Serious body, sticky and oily. Finish is dark chocolate bitterness. Pretty darn good.
Stuu666 (7820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, light sweetness, thick, dry and bitter, some chocolate.
beechner224 (978) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours black. Aroma is strong coffee and chocolate. Hint of sweetness. Taste is thick, oily, chocolates. A bit astringent in the aftertaste.
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Chris. Nose is full of licorice and tar. Taste is dark chocolate with a light tartness. A sticky sweetness. Pretty good, but not epic. Slightly harsh and bitter.
DrewFace (960) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. deep dark brown nearly black pour, thick, minimal head. Semi sweet chocolate malt, roasty aroma. Big roasty malt flavor, chocolate malt, coffee, bitter.
nearbeer (4389) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml. Opaque black with a lasting ring of cream. Nose is semi-sweet chocolate, cookie dough, and a touch of espresso. Taste is dark semi-sweet chocolate fudge, dark toast, and light oak. Medium-heavy body is smooth with a low-medium carbonation and a nice balance.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is a strong roast, caramel, and dark chocolate. Thick mouthfeel with sweet vanilla and rich chocoalte with light roast and nutty finish, very good.