oh6gdx (22101) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled. Very deep ambery brown colour with huge creamy beige head. Aroma is chocoalte, coffee, roasted malts and very big nuttyness as well. Big caramel and toffee as well. Also some dry fruits and vanilla. Very bigtime complex aroma that changes with temperature. Flavoour tobacco, ashes, vanilla and chocolate + some coffee. and fudge. Also dark fruits and smoked wood.
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to Brandon! Poured crystal-clear medium-dark brown with a good lookin’ cap of tan head. The aroma picked up moderately-roasted black patent and dark chocolate maltage paired with dry earthy accents.. I couldn’t really tell what hops they put in here, but they gave a nice bright contrast to the dark malts. The flavor found well-roasted black patent primarily with dark chocolate providing more bitterness and character on the edges.. a touch of earth and tar around.. finished very dry and a touch grainy. Medium-bodied with average carbonation on the palate.. very dry.. not great, but it certainly didn’t fail in any department.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro pour. Lots of coffee on the nose. Perhaps a touch of butter. Pours black with a creamy nitro head. Coffee mocha sweetness with roast that comes through in the finish. Smooth, creamy, dry and roasty.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a thin cream head. Aroma is heavy coffee and chocolate, caramel, and cream. Taste is mocha, coffee, an interesting faint lemon, but doesn’t seem like an infection...?
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Acertain. Thank you Andrew. Nice concentrated cocoa, chocolate and coffee aroma. Black with dark ruby hints and a firm tan head. Big flavor concentration. Roast coffee, chocolate, stewed dark fruits. Toasty and roasty in the finish. Nice beer.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2008
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: Pours an opaque, very dark brown body with a wispy, off-white head.
Smell: Dry, dust-covered dark maltiness with hints of chocolate and roasted nuts.
Taste: Dark malts, lightly sweet, and a taste of chocolate fall out in favor of questionable tart, lactic sourness. The aroma was alright and the taste started out decent, but boy did it ever nosedive into the ground. Bummer.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Gah! And I thought I was spoiled...
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A murky brown to black appearance. The aroma is chocolate, lemon scented soap, and coffee. Uh oh not looking good. The flavor is very sour with a huge does of lemons and chocolate as well. Overall this beer was really odd but not in a good way.
decaturstevo (5393) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2008
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A bit of a funky sour aroma. Thin cloudy brown pour with off white haeed and lace. It looked like a bw of sorts. Very bitter I could not drink it the very first beer I’ve ever spit back into my glass. Palate was fizzy and bad. Not much at all. This beer has one sick puppy it needed antibiotics bad.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: dark chocolate and roasted aroma with a touch of dark caramel sweetness,
Overall: lots of tart lactic sourness covers up the chocolate and caramel, light bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 4/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle courtesy of 5000: Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a thin ring of light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate and roasted malts with a touch of burnt popcorn. Body starts momentarily sweet but quickly reveals an overwhelming sour acidity that thins the body and actual led to me spitting it out. I can’t tell you how the finish was because I didn’t swallow any. Very strange, because the aroma hid it so well.