kustie (476) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque black color with brown intense brown head. Taste is malty with somewhat bitter and dry finish. Flavors of malt, cocoa, chocolate, ash, dates.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
phaleslu (7824) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from a San Diego-based online retailer whose name escapes me (not Bine & Vine, although it’s probably available there, too). Pours a deep, cloudy cocoa brown with a small khaki ring for a head. Notes of earth, cocoa, nuts, toast, tobacco, faded coffee roast, and black olives. Medium-bodied, with medium carboantion and a gritty, earthy mouthfeel. I didn’t realize it was 8.5%; I expected a more straightforward brown ale. It’s not bad, but a bit much.
Bkcaldwell (36) - - SEP 12, 2015
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was apparently a good beer that was either love or hate in a beer competition. Definitely not my type of beer because of the coffee flavour. I rates it 5th out of 5 beers; however, I was not alone as it has two other similar ratings. On the other hand, it had 4 firsts and it came in second for the competition. Just not my cup of tea.
ciocanelu (237) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma has a lot of cacao and some dark sugar notes. Taste has a lot of dark chocolate and some dusty, coffee notes in the finish. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Nice one.
Errl (2226) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is nice brown with a tan head..Nose is nice brownie, whiskey, vanilla, nailed it...Taste is chocolate, chewy, nice rich whiskey and amazing coffee
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared at the WWWW Mid Atlantic Summer Beer Tasting. Hazy dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, honey. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla. Medium bodied.
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma and flavor are both very strong. I get some big coffee, oak and vanilla notes, with the added bonus of some maple and whiskey character coming to the forefront in the flavor. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
GenDV138 (3725) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the RateBeer WWWW Tasting. Murky brown. Aromas of roast, coffee, chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, roast and toast. Medium body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (5661) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer. Lots of roast and light citrus light bitter finish. Dark brown pour with OK mocha. Very drinkable bottle.
Travlr (16791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber brown color, tan head. Nice roasty aroma. Taste is lightly toasted brownies. Delicious.