brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown in color with a thick khaki head. Slight diacytel, sweet toffee, and a bit of roasted malt. Very mild coffee, some char, and a bit of chocolate. Light prune note, too. Bland and watery flavor, some roast, chocolate, and a light coffee flavor. Some burnt toast and coffee on the finish.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted grain, dark chocolate, soil, light charred bread, and caramel. Flavor of coffee, roasted black malt, and dark chocolate.
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted coffee flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where exceeded.
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-@Tampa weekly shared by burg326-pours a foamy tight tan head with dark copper color. Aroma is peat/roast –medium malt, some earth hops. Taste is coffee/peat/roast –medium malt, some earth hops, jalapeno.
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap At Wynkoop Parade of Darks poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas ofcofe, cocoa and roastines. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, coffee and cocoa with a smooth lingering coffee finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Black & Brew
Date: November 03, 2011
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: strong coffee aroma, roasted malt, touch of dark chocolate
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, bitter dark chocolate, balancing caramel sweetness, long bitter black malt finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a sampler. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of coffee, milk, toasted malts and a bit of roast. The taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and bitter hops in the finish. A faint banana-like fruitiness. Medium bodied.
daknole (10281) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, light brown head. Lots of coffee and roasted malt in the nose. Flavor is coffee and dry roasted malts. Pretty good stuff.
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wynkoop Parade of Darks 2011. Black appearance with a brown head. Moderate coffee aroma that isn’t completely overdone like so many coffee stouts these days. There’s also the roasty chocolate malts and cocoa. Really smooth, moderate espresso, light caramel, chocolate, cocoa flavor. Really nice drinking beer.
Dogbrick (9449) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pretty much black with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of black coffee and chocolate malt. Medium-bodied with a roasty coffee character and notes of malt and dark chocolate. The finish is mildly bitter with a lingering espresso aftertaste. A beer that only a coffee lover would truly enjoy. Pretty enjoyable all around.