bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating #952 -February 5, 2014 0- Finally discounted these as they’ve been on the shelf since I got to @coopwinespirits. This was a deep coppery brown coloured pour with a mild tan foam that faded to a ring. Nose was teddy graham cookies, chocolate, toffee, and vegetable oil. Mild alcohol warmth and carbonation (well disguised at 6.6%) Taste is lagery, an earthy funky raspyness from the soba. mild toffee and caramel malt sweetness, but a load of noble hop grassiness. Finishes like an odd, light peppery porter. Not my bag, but certainly intriguing.
rlgk (12348) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Dark amber/brown beer with a decent beige head. Roasted caramel aroma, hay, floral, hay notes, licorice. Roasted licorice flavor, caramel, chocolate, hay, toffee, floral notes.
tkrjukoff (4154) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small tannee head. Aroma is nice as flavor...fruity malty roasted and.a.nice bitter finish
_angst_ (3259) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours reddish brown with a frothy goldenish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is subtle with toasted malts, cola nuts, hay, cereal, lemon zest, moist wood and green grapes. Taste is sweet and tiny sour with wheat flour, crackers, toasted malts, lemon juice, moist soil, cola nuts and hay. Mouthfeel is crisp, astringent, fizzy and light bodied. Finish is tiny bitter and tiny sour with toasted malts, biscuits, raisins, cola nuts and hints of vomit. Weird and not very good.
adnielsen (9727) - 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 (656) - 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 (1444) - 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 (497) - 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 (1157) - 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 (3089) - 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.