Huhzubendah (3089) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
The beer appears a near black shade with a thin tan head that generates some random spots of lacing. The aroma brings the typical roast character along with honey and chocolate. The beer is roasty and sweet, with honey flavor present throughout. Nicely done, as the honey is well integrated into the overall flavor profile. Hints of oak and vanilla are in there as well. The feel is full bodied, with moderately low carbonation. Overall, an interesting and enjoyable brew. I would have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-05-2011
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-- Poured a dark brown and settled black. Just hints of ruby at the tip of the beer. Dark, one finger, mocha brown head. Good lacing with the beer as it left wisps of lacing and spotting lacing while drinking this. Settled down to a solid collar/ film through drinking.
S-- Malt, lots of malt. Chocolate, honey, orange, port, molasses and as it warmed a lot of soy sauce. Got really sweet as it warmed up.
T-- Orange covered chocolate with the above mentioned flavors. As already mentioned it got really sweet and soy sauce like as it warmed up.
M-- Medium bodied and low carbonation. Honey and soy sauce stood out in the body. Got really sticky sweet in the mouth and became a slow drinker.
O-- interesting at first and then got really overbearing. Too much honey and soy sauce. Needed more roast to carry the profile I thought. Interesting for a barrel treatment and kind of cries out for one to save the overpowering sweetness of the beer.
Travlr (17644) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Black color, brown edge head. Aroma of vanilla, dark sweet milk chocolate. Taste is rich, dark, roasty bitter chocolate and vanilla.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer will put some hair on your chest. Pours dark, thick, and black with very little head. Intense aroma of malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is similar, but even more intense. Feels very thick and heavy, but in a pleasant way.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wildly intriguing aroma of toffee with a hint of honey and dark black pour leads to a complex but satisfying taste and smooth mouthfeel.
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jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured the bomber into my bruery snifter. Tan head with beautiful lacing, this is a nice looking beer. Aroma of sweet coffee and alcohol. Taste follows the nose, a little boozy but nothing crazy. Pretty sweet but not too much. This is a very tasty stout. Pretty good all around beer.
radagast83 (6083) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this a few times over my trip to Dark Lord Day. Poured a dark brown color with a light tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, with a touch of bitter coffee, touch of smoke? Flavor was coffee. Dry finish.
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Justin in trade. This one poured liked used motor oil and had little carbonation. Aroma was of intense malts, bourbon, and slight honey. Honey actually came out more in the flavor and was fuller than all hell. I really liked it. After I found out the price tag, I would likely pass the second time around, but it was a damn good beer.
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Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Originally reviewed: 3/4/10. Grabbed a bottle of this from City Bev in town. Poured into a goblet. Pours a perfect jet black, allowing no light to penetrate at all. Very thin mocha head rests on top. No retention. No sticky lace. Freshly ground coffee, bitter chocolate, earth, and some roasty goodness all in the nose. Very nice.
The body is silky smooth. Carbonation level is great for the style. Very smooth. Great flavors of bittersweet chocolate bars, coffee, dark breads, and a very light hoppy finish. This is as drinkable as it gets for this style I think. Wow. This is a great beer. They’ve still got a ton over there at the store, I may have to get some to store away for awhile...
jw0406 (975) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a dark black color with a big brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Full bodied, very good