Ibrew2or3 (7661) - 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.
Strykzone (5896) - 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 (2974) - 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 thatís not lighter than burnt coffee beans kind of turns me off a little.
drfabulous (5216) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle thanks to Sledutah. Nice roasty nose. Dark pour. Creamy. Chocolate in chocolate ice cream richness. Medium body. Does not taste 10 percent. Nice.
ogre71 (175) - Utah, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another one that surprised me, was afraid it was going be to heavy like a dark English draft, But itís not, very is to drink smooth. would recommend.
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle during RBWG hotel lobby tasting night 1, 19/02/15 thanks to Craig?
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is earthy roast, spice, charr, chocolate, toffee.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, toffee fudge, pinch of spice, tar.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok impy, easy drinker but lacks depth.
deyholla (8849) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Secret Santa! Pours black wit ha gray head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has lots of dark grains and roasted malts with a bit of bitter chocolate and a hint of licorice. Flavor has a bit more sweet dark grain but still full of roasted malts with some bitter chocolate and a touch of licorice.
alexsdad06 (7415) - Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle shared with the group via my Santa from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, some coffee, earthy hops, ashy, dry, hides the abv nicely, solid enough.
SudsMcDuff (7254) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in the lobby, thanks Utah Sledder!! .. . Pours a dark brown .. Mild foam .. . Charcoal, used charcoal, coffee and grass roast .. . Mild carb and a subtle finish ., pretty good but has a few faces .. . . You should never slap a hoe, itís usually the rakes fault!
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/19/15. Bottle sampled during RBWG 2015. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee on the aroma, biscuit, caramel, a bit of ash. Okay flavor, dusty chocolate, biscuit, caramel, a bit of ash and char, some nuttiness. Not bad.
jtclockwork (11782) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of molasses, roast chocolate and cola. Medium body.