bytemesis (3097) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Reynolds314! Pours murky chestnut with a medium brown creamy head that dissipates with nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty, nutty, toffee, bready, a bit woody perhaps. Complex. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, malty, nutty, earthy body. Really strongly bitter finish takes away from an otherwise nice beer. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.
AmericanHobo (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A much darker than normal porter. More of a black ale than a strong ale especially with the lower ABV
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 66cl, from trade with Papsoe. It pours a very dark brown body topped by a dense, two-finger tan head. Old leather, licorice, mothballs, loft and a burnt touch in the aroma. It’s semi-sweet on the palate, with some alcohol notes, burnt malts and leather. Not as much licorice as in the aroma, but some is there. It’s soft and full-bodied on the palate, faintly warming and it dries up towards the end. I have problems with this one. I mean, it’s lovely as hell, complex and tasteful, really enjoyable, but it’s sort of like nothing else I’ve had. Would be wonderful to get hold of the receipe and try it for myself. 130405
AirForceHops (3115) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark ruby bordering on brown with a thick cap of soapy head that laced all the way down. nose is old shoe leather and English malt. Flavor is dry roast, old brunt coffee and again the old leather note. Medium body with normal carbonation. I’m still learning about this style so it’s hard for me to understand what the brewer intended here. Interesting and odd.
WillRunForBeer (641) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Ale House. Dark motor oil black with a persistant 3 finger head. Aromas of hay, fig and tropical fruit. Starts caramel, giving way to smokey roasted malt to the point of ash, with some hop bitter and a touch of heat. Coats the roof of the mouth with an oily finish. Good with greasy food.
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, hop, berries, yeast, caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, berries, yeast, caramel. Bitter finish. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, faint alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some caramel. Medium body, light resin.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong, and invitingly sweet aroma undercut by roasted malts and complemented by fruity esters and lightly spicy hops. Darkest mahogany brown body is topped by a thick, fine-bubbled, frothy, brown head that lasts well and coats the sides of the glass. Flavour offers everything the aroma suggests: it is quite hoppy, fairly bitter yet also quite sweet and the roasted malts are plentiful. Full-bodied with soft bubbly effervescence that keeps it from feeling cloying or heavy. Quite a remarkable beer! Cellar temperature. Bottle.
Gription79 (2253) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rating this off of some weak ass notes.
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber
Taste: chocolate and roasted malts
Overall: didn’t really care for this beer, I had a hard time pulling out anything from this beer
Beerathon (1144) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reading the description this should taste like a modern day Black IPA, but it doesn’t. The taste is malt heavy. There are hops, but not pronounced. Appearance is muddy brown with white thick head.