Niko100 (1837) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, anise, & some dark chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, coffee, licorice, hops, and dark chocolate; Warm finish; On the sweet side but good.
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours opaque mahogany, with no head. Taste is weird, almost soured dark malt, a bit of ash, and a layer of brown sugar sweetness. Taste is ashy, gross coffee grounds, sweet malt, and a long, dirty finish. Thin and very low carbonation.
demmbonz (450) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber to giant snifter. Deep and dark but not thick and oily. Nice velvety carbonation. Very rich and intense roasted malt flavor.. Huge and delicious. Just the way I like them.
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle batch 44 poured a dark brown in color with a dark tan coating of head. Aroma has rich malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and pokes of hops. Mouth feel is medium heavy and there is low carbonation. Flavor is thick on the malt, mild roast, coffee, light bitterness, aged hops, and a lingering finish.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was chocolates, roasted malt, and some herbal notes. Flavor was medium sweetness, chocolate dark, roasted grain and light soy.
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Hopscotch. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Rich roasted malts, caramel, and bitter chocolate notes. Above average mouthfeel and body.
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with an espresso head. Aroma is coffee, roast, berry. Taste is semi sweet with some roasty bitterness. Medium bodied and dry finish. Good.
alexsdad06 (4531) - Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a very dark brown to black in color with a medium sized khaki head. The aroma and flavor have big roasted malt, coffee, and cocoa powder, more dark chocolate, hints of caramel with some char and earthy bitterness at the finish. More powdery than silky smooth, but very tasty.
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with dark tan head. Really boozy aroma, some chocolate malt. Really boozy flavor too. Thin, not so great.
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
651mL red wax thanks to a trade. Rating #6100! Pours clear deep brown looking opaque black in the glass. Thick, rocky, sheen coffee foam. Big retention and big lace. Rich cinnamon graham cracker nose with dusty Mexican chocolate, coffee, star anise, licorice. Taste though is just a tad dusty for me but it is certainly dry, bitter, cocoa powder. But the palate doesn’t come across as rich and silky as it could be. Certainly doing very well aesthetic wise, but lacking a rich silkiness that would solidify it was a boss RIS. 7/30/2013 9/5/7/4/16=4.1