deekyn (539) - Yosemite, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours pitch coal black with extremely high super fluffy amazingly sticky head. S - coal, coffee, chalky chocolate, molasses. Subtle alcohol, vegetal malts. M - medium body. Less than I expected. High carb. Sharp mf. Long bitter very dry end that leaves my mouth sticky. T - vegetal malts, coca I nibs, bitter espresso, coffee grounds, come on strongest. Notes of molasses chips, milk chocolate, oak tannins, grasses and coal. Bitter toasted malts. O - quite good. Bitter and relatively rounded. 3.7
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Witzend (17) - - MAR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber very dark brown with a great tan head aroma is coffee dark chocolate and malts very smooth mouth and great chocolate malt and coffee flavors great beer a must try!
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radagast83 (3104) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey for CBC. Poured a near pitch black color with a small, but thick mocha head. Aroma was roasted malts - notes of chocolate and some coffee. Flavor was roasted chocolates, with plenty of malts, bitter notes. Some slight alcohol legs on this one - a little burn but a lot more mellow than I expected it to be.
DrSilverworm (2706) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a bottle, thanks to beerpig317. He tells me that this is "probably a couple year old bottle". As far as I can tell from my plastic cup, pretty much black color. One finger thick, super thick tan head that just stays. Thick lace. Dark fruit aroma in the nose. Big roast in the flavor. Bigger body, but kind of dry overall, not oily like I expected. Lighter, softer, very smooth carbonation. Very bitter overall. Some light licorice / anise type flavors. Really mild bite. Light roasty coffee. Great stuff.
SPDickerman (698) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours extremely dark brown with a yellowish brown head. Smells strongly of caramel and toffee and dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits and toffee with hints of booze. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Port Brewing Old Viscosity finishes with a dark fruit-like kick.
Kroney (93) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a thick butterscotch colored head. Dark chocolate and strong coffee aroma with a bit of grassy notes at the end. Flavor is similar, wiry the addition of just enough hop bitterness and oak to balance the sweetness...almost a smoked porter/imperial stout hybrid. Warming from the alcohol to finish with smokey oak to finish. Palate is full bodied and sticky... But very good. Great beer from one the best breweries on the planet.
beerandbeyond (452) - ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown, almost opaque, nice mocha head.
Roasted coffee aroma, dark chocolate and espresso notes.
Dark chocolate flavors, roasted malts, medium bitterness, earthy notes, slight acidity.
Not creamy, medium bodied, balanced and nice but not very complex.
rbrazell (961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Hunaphu Day. Deep brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, earthiness with hint of smoke. Flavor is similar with a thick sweet body and some booze.
UDBeernut (868) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours dark amber with a tan foam head. Nose of caramel toffee and slight pine. Taste follows with addition of roast and a note of nut. Body is solid but the ABV makes his a sipper.
mithe (577) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 1PINT 6FL.OZ.)
Cocoa, bitter chocolate, malty aroma. Opaque black color. All time creamy brown head. Light sweet, medium bitter, light chocolate taste. Medium-full body. Oily texture. Very dry, light alcohol warm finish.