Fritz123 (1195) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Syb Pig in Boca. Pours a dark black with a somewhat decent head and lacing. Aroma is piney hops and roasted malts. The taste was NOT what I was expecting. It was like a porter with roasted malts and a splash of hops. Dark chocolate notes were OK. But I was not expecting what I got in my snifter. Finish was round and uneventful. It was OK, but not really what I wanted.
luttonm (2773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Brown, small bubbles. Yeasty, green hops. Pale dark malts, hops and soft bitter. Ok.
solidfunk (4687) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly stout with some hops. Dark brown pour. Bitter finish. Good balance. Creamy consistency. Bottle.
Travlr (14167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear brown color. Aroma of herbal cocoa and licorice. Taste is malty coffee and chocolate.
kraddel (4167) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, quite unclear . Smell is dark grains, slightly roasted, some sweet aspect . Taste is bitter, dark malts , chocolate notes in the very back . Slightly metallic as well .
Iphonephan (3858) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle at the Brony bottle share at Travlrs place. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Roasty nut nose. Flavors of citrus and alfalfa.
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Travlr’s. deep brown with a small head. Nose of chocolate cake, pine cone. Taste is primarily butter. Pretty dry. More Pine. Dark roast, ash. Light bod, strong carb.
gunnar (5879) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Ales By Mail. Pours clear very dark brown with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma of pine cones and piney hops, weak roast. Taste is light sweet, sugars, weak citrus and piney dry hops towards the rather short lasting finish
shrubber85 (8235) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate molasses malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Dark chestnut with moderate head. Sweet dark chocolate malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body. Not bad.
Patrickctenchi (4379) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: (complete with a little black dicky)
Purple-black with a chunky tan head.
Sweet pine, bread-heel, licorice scent.
Taste is creamy tea and licorice....a little chocolate.
Resiny, fruity hops, light earthy notes...
A bit different...very bitter, but not as chocolate/coffee driven as most......more to the tea leaf side.