Heromark (41) - - JUL 9, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not as good as other coffee cocoas I've had. Not much of an aroma. Very strong flavor
Revere Stryker dog!
Gachupines (846) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep, rich brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is cocoa and roasted malt. Flavor is big chocolate, dark and rich but without the sweetness of a chocolate stout. Light bitterness and sharp hops keep it from getting heavy. Really well balanced and tasty.
r464 (1882) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep and dark with a large tan head, Full and rolling. Yes, cocoa and coffee, malt and earthiness. Very good.
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Port/Lost Abbey tasting room, 18/04/14.
Light black with a moderate tan covering that dissipates to pencil thin edgeing.
Nose is cocoa powde, coffee grinds, sweet notes, light roast, dark fruit.
Taste comprises dark malts, coffee more prominent, cocoa nibs, light roast, sweet licks, hint of spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough strong, nicely pitched coffee interaction.
RussianDragon (283) - - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Mr McGinness. Pours a near-black brown with wispy lasting head, plum hues when backlit. Aroma is roasted malts, brown sugar and mild coffee notes. Flavor is massive - malt, chocolate, coffee beans, and an espresso finish. Creamy viscous mouthfeel.
baraciisch (1671) - USA - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown in color, almost black... Aroma of fresh roasted coffee, cocoa... Flavor is huge roasted coffee, chocolate, nutty brown malts... Sweet finish, one of the better browns I've had
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andrewje41 (304) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour. Pours black with a faint, nutty aroma. Nutty flavor as well with a long, rich milk chocolate finish. Hints of coffee on the palate as well. Very tasty beer.
kirk36 (112) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours thick and brown-dog. Great lacing slow to recede. Light body must have been to cross-fit. Flavor could be bigger in fact I find it difficult to describe. So I would drink this during a board meeting for sure because it's weak! Watery. Brown in name only!
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MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Strong coffee dominates toasted bread notes in this lean and linear strong brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the dark brown.
-Body could be fuller for this type of dessert brew and alcohol level. The bubbly carbonation didn’t feel welcome.
-The finish is more of the same, with some roast added.
-Didn’t get the same quality malt flavors from this one as I get from most Port brews.
-Although this had plenty of dessert flavors to share, it didn’t satisfy the dessert craver in me that night.
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 24, 2014 - on tap at the tasting room. Dark brown pour with some head and lacing. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee in aroma and taste.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a matte black color with a small foamy tan head that faded and left good lacing. The aroma was toasty, woody, very nutty and had a hint of coffee. The flavor was toasty, nutty and a bit woody with hints of bread, dark fruits, toffee and coffee. Long toasty nut, toffee and coffee finish. Nice depth of flavor. Medium body. Quite nice.