rajendra82 (1042) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body was dark brown (27 SRM) in color, with ruby highlights when held against a light. The head was beige in color, with a craggy appearance and clumpy lace. The smell was dominated by cocoa powder, with a minor contribution by vanilla, and just a hint of toffee. The taste had coffee, maple syrup, vanilla, and burnt toast in it. The beer was quite astringent and drying in the finish, with lingering, warm, alcohol burn. The oak barrel aging was quite evident in the character of this beer. The fresh beer drank a little hot for my tastes, and would probably be better with some age on it.
b33r (842) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got a bomber of this at City Beer in San Francisco for maybe $8 or $9. Dark black color with thin light brown head and little lacing. Aroma is vinous, with strong grape and berries. Flavor has roasted malts, rich woodiness, and berries. Finishes dry with strong woodiness. Very very good.
Mark_Eck (1912) - - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, coffee, and some dark fruits.
Gerbeer (3082) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with full head. Aromas of dry chocolate, metal and roasted malts. Flavors of kahlua, acidic black coffee, dry roasted malts, aldohol and bitter ash. Yikes. Hot. Enormous. This one needs to sit for a bit.
cmacklin (813) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours an opaque black with a large, creamy, long lasting, tan head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, caramel, vanilla, licorice, light smoke and oak with a warming bourbon finish. Full body with a thick, creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Very stout-like. Lots of complexity, awesome.
mikkopen (1047) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black, with a thick brown head. Sweetish aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and dark fruits. The flavour is roasted malty, with chocolate and coffee, notes of wood and vanilla, and a warm roasted finish. Tasty.
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Lost Abbey/ Port Brewing Taproom San Marcos, 23.4.16. Black with a beige head. Vanilla, coconut, a little ink and cocoa nibs in the nose, bitter, ink, medicinal/ alcoholic in the mouth, but the alcohol becomes subtle in the second sip. Full body, a little fizzy, iodine in the finish. Rich and good.
Deadpool37 (100) - - JUN 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours motor oil black roasty aroma coffee, and maple taste. Great overall flavor
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beergium. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, toffee, coffee, dark fruits, wood, oak and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with roasted malts, coffee, nuts, dark fruits, toffee and wood. Exquisite American strong ale.
abcfan (912) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a handful. Pours jet black with a tan head. Huge roasted aroma of chocolate and coffee. Full mouth feel, finishes with light notes of smoke.
Antonio369 (145) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
65cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured pitch black with a two finger mocha tan head. Looks amazing in glass. Aroma: Dark espresso coffee, lots of vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, dark fruit. Taste: Espresso coffee, dark chocolate, loads of vanilla, licorice, chocolate chip cookies, caramelized creme brulee, dates, plum, toffee, dark fruit, oak, whole wheat bread, currants. Medium carbonation. This is so thick, creamy & chewy it almost drinks like a milkshake, awesome! A full body with vanilla and dark espresso beans in the long finish. This beer is classed as an American Strong Ale. It looks and drinks like a stout but it kinda lacks the roastiness of a stout. Anyway this is an absolutely amazing brew!