Travlr (21205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Maddy’s. Murky brown pour, small brown head. Nice aroma of burnt espresso, milk chocolate, subtle tobacco. Taste is nicely balanced coffee and cocoa.
Leighton (18229) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with the fellas in Heaven, as the sun rose. Pours deep brown with a sudsy khaki head. OK stuff overall. Pretty sweet with somewhat sugary chocolate character, light metal, dark berries, mellow burnt wood presence. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lots of milk chocolate in the finish, soft roast, burnt sugars, understated barrel. Good duration on the chocolate character. Not bad on the whole.
rlgk (18117) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Rattle & Hum, NYC. Opaque black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Great licorice and wood aroma, caramel, raisins, dark chocolate, figs, some vanilla. Vanilla and wood flavor, licorice, raisins, figs, dark chocolate, some cocoa powder and warming alcohol. Sweet but great.
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns., Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Ginger Man, Manhattan - 29/02/12.
The darkest of browns with a dirty tan head, about a finger initially but soon thinned.
Roasted malt on the nose, bitter dark chocolate, espresso coffee.
The coffee really hits you on first taste, you get wood, chocolate, oak and some maple/syrup in the background.
Medium bodied and carbonation, smooth drinking for 8.4% with the alcohol very well incorporated. I really enjoyed this one.
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought from NYC, sampled in Panama City. Dark opaque brown color, steady creamy brown head. Strong oak-vanilla aroma with toasted notes. Medium-bodied. Oak-wood and vanilla dominate the flavor, some coffee and toasted maltyness. Wineous tartness in finish, although soft palate. Fairly easy to drink and ok balanced.
mcberko (14082) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Nose brings out rich mocha, chocolate, some roasted malt, and vanilla. Flavour brings out coffee, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Very full-bodied and quite complex, with the coffee and chocolate well-balanced. Not too sweet by any means, but not dry either. Excellent stuff.
bhensonb (13997) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Westside Renaissance Market in Ukiah, CA. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is chocolate with a hint of coffee. Med body or better. Flavor is earthy chocolate with firm coffee. Seems to have vanilla, but not much. Think I’m finding oak, not a lot. Finishes rather bitter chocolate and coffee.
argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Large brown head atop cola black body. Aroma is sweet, coffee, oak, bittersweet chocolate, some boozy. Taste is moderately sweet, espresso, some wood, alcohol, chocolate. Medium-full body, some effervescence. But for the booziness, I would have given this a much higher score.
Lubiere (12806) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thin dark mocha head. In aroma, smooth pungent chocolate with nice herbal hops, light vanilla notes, nice. In mouth, a nice oaked up chocolate with light woody acidity, complex and woody, very nice. Tasted at Raquette River Beer and Wine Fest, July 13 2012.
Ferris (12440) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Espresso, bitter chocolate and a tinge of alcohol. Jet black with a beautiful rich brown head. Chocolate dominates, followed by subtle vanilla and heavy oak, with a rich creamy smoothness that is just perfect. The finish is all coffee.