Iphonephan (1193) - Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Spacebar in Falls Church VA. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and brown sugar. Bitter finish.
BVery (4247) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Jet black oily dense pour with a smaller tan head. Big roasted malt nose. Dense slick palate. Taste is roasted malt, but without much harsh roasted edge to it. Very tasty and well made.
alobar (2297) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours tar black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate, Roasted malt and coffee flavor with some chocolate sweetness and a quick hop bitterness. Very nice beer.
odinstyr (455) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium-dark brown with a small brown head. Smells of licorice, chocolate, coffee. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter, licorice, chocolate, hint of coffee, mild hops relative to the strong roasted malts.
jabersquawk (5) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 1, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee, chocolate and thick body. Lite sweetness and chocolate aroma. A little unfinished at the end, but altogether a fine beer.
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BREWMUSKCLES (1988) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
alcohol,kerosene and some rye. stingy and foamy thick mouth feel. touch of hop and some roasted coffee mid palate. certainly a sipper.
Aniela (1490) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a beige head. Coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla aroma. Similar flavour. Love this one :-)
Jesterdeal (1042) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of cocoa, dark coffee, milk and slight fig. Pours black with very small brown head. Taste is delicious and roasty. Plenty of milk and cocoa followed by very roasty coffee. I love this! Would gladly have this again.
bth122 (870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a thick brown head. Aroma is cocoa, toffee, coffee, caramel. Creamy texture. Warming alcohol. Bitter finish. Nice stuff.
rudolf (2276) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle received as a gift. Pours black with a nice tan head. Nose is big roast, charred malt, some dark honey, milky coffee. Flavor is burnt/acrid malt, sweet malt, overly bitter coffee, honey. This lacks subtlety and could really benefit from less burnt character. It hides its alcohol but I’d rather have something boozy and complex than smooth & simple.