Eructoblaster (3711) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal). Opaque black body with a thin beige foamy head and low carbonation. Wonderful, complex malty/hoppy aroma with roasted coffee and chocolate hints. Taste is well balanced. It carries grainy and coffeeish notes. Ends with a good bitter/roasty finish. Well done!
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample draft at 2012 Columbia World Beer Festival. Dark black with thick brown head. Roasted, charcoal malt with some hop flavor as well. Looks and acts like a stout except a little hoppier and a little thinner. Very good.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Beerlicious iphone App: Aroma is Dark Chocolate with caramel. Appearance is Black and hazy with rocky brown head. Light bitterness to start. Finishes with medium short bitterness. Medium Body with creamy texture and average carbonation.
drjay44 (3306) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, lasting, dark beige head, with extensive lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 35) body...nose is cereal, coffee, heavy roasted malts....taste is cereal, coffee, hint of chocolate, cocoa, dry throughout, finishing with light bitterness....mouth feel light, carbonation medium. This meet the style, but may a a bit too rich and roasty as it comes close to Porter like in its flavors. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
Bonster (181) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my beerguy. Black-brown body with a dark tan head. Big roasted malt aroma, cocoa, and a hint of scorched coffee. Heavy roasted bitter flavor, smoke, burnt grains, and cola-ish taste. Decent.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thick cocoa head. Lacy speckles coat the glass. Nose is coffee, mild chocolate, hay and a touch of smokiness. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Taste is burnt sugar, Baker’s chocolate and lime.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium head and residual lacing. Flavor is roasted and chocolate malts, soft and cereal like. Light bodied but immense in flavor. This is quite the creation, but comes across perfectly. Finish is dry with just a hint of hops buried in there. One of the best Rogue beers they’ve made.
MrsUghsmash (24) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours very dark, with very dark head. Smells like toast, burnt notes, chocolate. Tastes like chocolate and coffee grounds. Some grassy notes. Low carbonation, no burn to it.
blutt59 (6445) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, dark brown with dark brown foam, roasty chocolate aromas and flavor. flavor is not quite there ala DR’s schwarz but pretty close, nice medium finish
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Compliments of doboy (thanks again Ed), pours almost completely black forming a dark, dark brown foamy head. Aroma somewhat smoky, toasted malts, light hoppage and sprng water. Flavour of bitter front with a malty herring bone character. Not a fan of the style, but tasty.