BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. Pours a thick inky black in to the glass with a large tan head. Aroma is very roasty with rye, pumpernickel bread, nutshells and chocolate. Taste is tobacco, nutshells, light esters, and really dry. The thin body reminds you that this is not an imperial stout. An abrupt finish with nice carbonation. Donít quite know what to make of this beer. An aborted Baltic Porter attempt? Interesting.
unclemattie (3917) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Jet black pour with the darkest head of foam Iíve ever seen on a beer. Dark brown. Huge lacing. Aroma of burnt grains, high cacao % dark chocolate scent as well. Light bodied. Flavor of BBQ, burnt malt, earth, soil, soy, roast, and a little herbal hops. Finishes with a bit of spice on the palate. Clean, crisp, light bodied, & burnt. Awesome.
My 50th ROGUE Rating.
StefanSD (1932) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours an opaque black color with a big tan head that has great retention. The aroma is earthy with chocolate, dark roasted grains and coffee. The taste is more of the same , lots of dark bitersweet chocolate, mocha, mild coffee and gritty burnt rye. The palate is uneven with soft carbonation. The finish is long and bitersweet with lingering chocolate. Overall: A very tasty concoction, one of the better dark chocolate beers Iíve had recently.
thornecb (3989) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black into a lager glass. Mocha micro head with excellent retention leaves spotted sheets as it recedes to coat surface. Dark chocolate, espresso and manure aromas. Slightly thin with metallic manure upfront turning to a lasting dark chocolate finish. Seems like Iím the only one that got prominent manure aromas and flavors - that said, itís not bad for manure...
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black with a medium creamy deep tan head that left lacing. Aroma of rich chocolate notes, almonds, light smoke, caramel and roasted malt. Flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malt, touch of smoke, nuts and caramel.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma is loaded with chocolate along with moderate roastiness, vanilla, nuts, and faint burnt coffee. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a large tan head with great retention and lacing that really coats the glass...a great looking beer. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate with a hint of caramel. The finish is heavily roasted with some light coffee and a hint of vanilla and burnt notes. Medium bodied with moderate soft carbonation.
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep black body with one of the darkest heads iíve ever seen. Aroma is a bit weak, consisting mostly of chocolate malt. real earthy flavor accompanying the malts. standard middle of the road rouge beer
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 bomber-roasted malts, coffee some chocolate...light hops in the back..not to good on the palate, I think a little over carbonated for me...Taste was dull i thought it was missing its character...lager maybe..
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 Pours black with a thin mostly receding tan head. Notes of sweet roast, dark chocolate, toffee, wine, dark fruit. Very complex malt characteristics. One of the better new beers Iíve had recently.
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice schwarzbier style. Unfortunately, it was the only lager I had around and had to use most of the bottle in a chili recipe. Nice malty composition with a smooth mouthfeel. The flavor lingers nicely. Foamy head to begin with and then leaves a nice lingering ring.