Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured up at the Avenues Proper Publick House out of a 50cl bottle which resulted in a full glass of beer with a nice and dark body that supports a full tan head of foam that leaves behind sheet lacing. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some spicy anise like black licorice and then a light amount of toffee mixed with dark fruity esters. The taste is rich and roasty with dark roasted malts rolling into chocolate malts and spicy black licorice. It picks up a faint but pleasing degree of sweet dark fruity esters that mingle seamlessly with the dark roastiness into the finish. Nice stuff.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Local DC Tasting. Black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, malt, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (7226) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly tangy but some roast. Not wonderful. Black pour with some head and lacing. Bittersweet. Bottle shared at tasting.
Travlr (20909) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear brown color, tan head. Chocolate aroma. Taste has coffee and cocoa. Tasty.
Iphonephan (5976) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle at the DC tasting July 10, 2016. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas. Flavors of caramel and licorice. Light bttter roast finish.
Itzjerm (2186) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad Russian imperial. Light chalk and thick chalkiness. aroma is vanilla dark grain. Not a bad RIS. Average. Taste is pretty sweet very little bite at the end. but the bite lingers.
WVHouseofBeer (1023) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small head. Aroma of dark malts. Not a bad beer overall.
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour from 16oz bottle in park city on super bowl Sunday. White head. Dry and milky cream flavor. Some coffee notes. Very tasty. Smokey maybe
BelgianBeerGal (3716) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UT wine store bottle. Pours a dark brown with a bubbly tan head and thick lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and sweetened coffee. The flavor is dark malt, molasses and brown sugar. Finishes with light bitterness and a little alcohol warmth. Pretty nice.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at gabf. Black. An ashy kind of smoky nose. Chocolate plus what I smelled are tasted. Some zingy hops bring a bit of bitterness. Fruit. Decent balance here.
Homer321 (4025) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Gription79. Poured to glass. Nose is moderate tobacco with some ashiness. Definitely more on the earthy dirty side than chocolate. Pour us lack with a huge, light brown head. Taste is initially acidic with a dried tobacco note. Lightly smokey as well. Some creaminess in the finish. Overall a decent offering but the lack of anything that’s not lighter than burnt coffee beans kind of turns me off a little.