WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, - SEP 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the GCBF. Dark with a slight ruby hue. Webby. Aroma is very muted, with malt and chocolate/coffee if you really, really reach. Flavour is nondescript British malt and hops with slight coffee notes. Inoffensive.
jgb9348 (5715) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a lighter brown at the bottom and a thinnish, single centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of funky permanent marker, sour grapes, metal, mushrooms, alcohol and more bitter funk - not so pleasant. Medium-bodied; Rich malty flavour at first with a big sweetness from caramel and toffee and a lot of unfinished molasses and brown sugar notes as well. Aftertaste shows a rich coffee and chocolate overtone, but the malt still hits hard. Overall, a decent beer that shows some good characteristics, but probably hasnít aged much over time, but at least, kept itís profile and robustness. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle, purchased from Sherbrooke Liqours in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 27-December-2008 on my last trip to Western Canada, sampled a few hours before leaving back out West [Canada], sampled at home in Washington on 04-June-2015, and yes, this bottle is 6.5 years old.
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog. Bottle share at Travlrís. Medium brown with moderate lite tan head. Roasted malt, caramel, plums, earth. Hint of floral hops. Mild. Dull.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Tepid chestnut with light white ring. Barky licorice nose, earthy, bitter and well-attenuated. Flat body, thin with absolutely no carbonation, nutty earth front palate, soft chocolate and coffee bean mid, balanced and stale, dull if slightly nuanced.
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from bottle. Nutty, chocolates, Malts. Aroma much the same. Ends s little bitter. Not too vad
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GenDV138 (6088) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by iphonephan. Dark brownish color with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, roast, butterscotch. Tastes of roast, caramel, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (12187) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and chocolate malt with dates and vanilla. Flavor is dark malt, light earthy hops and dates with a dry finish. Light body and carbonation.
solidfunk (7695) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light roast. A little watery in consistency. Dark brown pour and not much head or lacing. A little smoke. Light bitter finish with some sourness. Bottle thanks to iPhonephan
Westchesterco (1827) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was poured from a bottle and has the color of brown with an ecru head The aroma is almost metallic and the taste is thin with a coffee flavor and a metallic aftertaste
Iphonephan (6242) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Nutty nose. Flavors of cocoa. Relatively thin bodied. Smooth finish.
pictoman (938) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 355mL bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of light toasted malt, very mild coffee, and some lactic sweetness. Flavour pretty weak. Light body.