thornecb (5314) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Dark chocolate and pit fruit aromas. Creamy upfront with dark chocolate covered summer fruit upfront turning to dry espresso in the lasting finish.
johnnnniee (3469) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source for a late lunch.
Dark brown with a huge tightly bubbled tan head that persists forever. Rich creamed coffee with hints of peppery spice and a touch of earth and light fruit. Creamy silky smooth mouthfeel. the Belgian yeast is a little odd, but I enjoyed it.
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 Had on tap at the source. I don’t remember what I paid. To pint, it pours a mauve-tinted purplish dark brown with which a beige head finger in length stood. Tastes and smells of coffee syrup, ground nutmeg, Cloves cigarettes, Grandma’s Original molasses, stale bread, DME, and bubblegum. Extra kick of Belgian flavor not appreciated. I much preferred Black Cat over this. KISS, Portsmouth.
fiveacestx (907) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap - dark in color with lacing. Coffee aroma and taste. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Malty backbone. Very good.
sonnycheeba (4815) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Pours dark brown with a slight ruby tint and thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, faint coffee, earthy notes, fig, and light spice. Flavor is roast malts forward with chocolate, light earthy hops, and some dark fruit esters; watery with a dry finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (4301) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours very dark brown with a thin beige head. Tastes like dull roasted coffee, burnt bread, ashy. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells earthy and ashy.
czar (7020) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear very dark brown with a very small light beige head, little retention. roasted grains, oats, wheat, milk chocolate, spices, bit of soy and unfortunately a dash of nail polish, earthiness. moderate to low carbonation, medium body - oily, relatively dry bitter coffee and grassy-earthy finish. decent.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color with tan head that quickly disappears. I’m not really tasting the Belgian yeast that advertised. In fact, I’m not tasting much of anything. Watery mouth feel and no distinct coffee or chocolate flavors that coming with stouts normally. Honestly, quite a letdown, because I expected so much better.
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black coffee head
Roasted espresso beans and cedar planks
Tastes very bitter. Lots of roasted malts and sweet and nice cocoa finish
Travlr (19881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Almost black, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma is nicely roasted. Taste is similar.