adnielsen (9081) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. Really a nice, quite toasty malty, chocolate, cookie, slightly burnt, light caramel aroma. Flavor has some nuts, toffee, chocolate and bready, toasted malts but unfortunately is completely full of butter. A bit watery as well. Damn, this one seems to have some potential.
Nsanders (499) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Deep red brown with a thin tan ring of head. Nutty, soy sauce, earthy hops, graham crackers and rich malts. Flavor is richly sweet with a light bitter finish. Body is medium heavy with a creamy feel. Very tasty, reminiscent of a black IPA, but without the black licorice flavor.
Reimer96 (1219) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a nice frothy brown head that leaves ample lace. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, roasted malts and mocha. Taste is nutty, roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of bitter black licorice with a nice zesty crisp and refreshing finish. Excellent sessionable dark ale with tons of flavor and Aroma but so easy to drink.
fishonmyplane (439) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark color with a medium, tan, burnt-looking head. Not really black, but reddish-black (darker than mahogany). Light bodied. Very smooth & drinkable. Lots of roasted malt. Pretty similar to a schwarzbier. The buckwheat gives it some nice nutty and earthy flavors. Lightly hopped, low bitterness.
Barreras (978) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a root beer color with aroma of nutty malts and hops. Taste is complex with a clean, crisp, flavor. A full malt mouthful with a slight sweetness of caramel. A delicious beer that has a twist of soba grain.
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Beoir Go Leoir. Lightly smoky soy -like malt, cola, and light molasses aroma. Hazy chestnut with a small beige head. Light smoky nutty malt and cola flavor with a very subtle hop finish. LIght body, moderate carbonation. The flavor was surprisingly complex, actually a little difficult for me to describe, and very easy to drink.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a darker reddish beer with a small, of white head on top. Aroma is malty, some rice and a roasted backing. Flavor has a very roasted bitterness and it’s incredibly malty. A bit on the watery side, but still quite decent. Nice.
AndyW68 (1070) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahogany with tan head. Aroma is caramel roasted malt and mild hoppy. Taste is muted version of aroma. Mouth feel was a little watery, but still a very nice beer.
chinchill (1871) - South Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber served in a snifter.
A: Pours dark mahogany with a small, short-lived, light tan head. Leaves a small spots of lacing. More or less clear.
S: Sweet aroma featuring mixed grains with fruity overtones, toffee and a hint of red wine barrel.
T: A more complex and unusual flavor than expected even given the rather unusual and rather complex aroma. Diverse tasted malt aspects, presumably including buckwheat. [Actually, there is a somewhat clear note of buckwheat in the finish,] Hints of toffee, dark fruits and hops. Low bitterness,
M: very good body with mediumcarbonation. Fairly clean and semi-dry finish.
O: quite distinct, very interesting and well-crafted, with a good sweet/bitter balance, However, neither the aroma nor the flavor profiles were entirely to my liking. As intended, I guess, good with Asian cuisine.
Lowenbrau (1940) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
65cl bottle @Lúpulo Feroz. Some malty and spicy aromas. Pours black, with persistent white head, good lacing. Oily, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Medium body and almost no aftertaste.