brokensail (16055) - Dublin, 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.
Tmoney99 (13466) - 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.
Ratman197 (13260) - 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.
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - 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.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Very dark brown to black with a pretty, light brown head. Roasty aroma with lots of coffee beans and a bit of dark chocolate. Sweetish roasty flavor, slightly acidic, with lots of coffee. Medium-bodied. Decent.
Dogbrick (11480) - 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.
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
daknole (10870) - 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.