phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Errl. Pours a deep, opaque brown with a small dark tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, tobacco, red and green chiles, dark chocolate, earth, red wine grapes, and some char. Flavor of dark chocolate, coffee grounds, char, earth, red chiles, burnt brown sugar, tobacco, and pennies. Medium body, low to moderate carbonation, and a rich, roasty, metallic mouthfeel. It’s okay. I’m sort of mystified by the ratings on this one.
OldGrowth (2699) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, from trade with soonerchamps, real god aroma, sweet, spice. Chocolate, coffee, chilies, marshmallow. Dark orangy brown color, ok head that faded quickly to a ring, little to no lace. Sweet flavor. Heavy body, thick creamy oily mouthfeel, spiced sweet finish. Very nice. So glad to get my hands on this. Wonderful aroma and flavor, just a great beer overall
burg326 (3764) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a black color from the bottle with aromas of chocolate, subtle chilles, light cinnamon, roast and some earth. Flavors matches the aromas nice viscosity as well. Not overly boozy for the abv.
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black. Nose is spicy with s touch of vanilla. Very spicy but blends very well with the chocolate. Mild vanilla thick oily mouthfeel. Everything is very well blended
Osprey87 (1798) - WALES - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, no date, into snifter. Black, small ring of tan head. Aroma of red pepper, chocolate, copper pipe, soft vanilla, bit of pasta. Body is medium, slightly foamy, soft tingly carbonation. Taste is sweet, chocolatey, some tangy alcohol, light hop character, drying finish with a soft chili burn. Nice. Overly drying over time though.
Gorm (1270) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av sjokolade og vanilje. Smak av sjokolade, lakris, bek og kaffe. Mørk, fyldig og kompleks. Tap @ Melkebaren.
nilsas (1488) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duft av kaffe, bek, lakris, kirsebær og sjokolade. Dyp sort farge. Dekkende brunt tett skum. Nydelig smak av kaffe, lakris og sjokolade med em liten skarp ettersmak.
Simonsen (691) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske medbrakt av esp0r på dags hyttetur. Sort oljeaktig viskositet. Noe skum. Lite karbonert. Smaker brent malt, kaffe og lakris. svært fornøyelig.
jcos (1559) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split with Dave and others. Lots of coffee, lightly spicy. Chocolate. A lot going on here.
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, picked up at ’Brewdog Online (I think?), consumed at Crystal Palace Campsite, London, Saturday 4th October 2014. Immensely smooth, creamy and indulgent. Black in colour with a huge foamy beige head. Everything about this seems super smooth, the roastiness, creaminess, chocolate, chillies and even the alcohol is barely noticeable it is so well intergrated. I like this but you know sometimes things need an edginess or something else to lift it and this doesn’t have that, but it is very good. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.7