shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, strong, dark malts, and bit of char; near black, opaque; dark malts sweet, but bitter, chocolate, licorice, a bit of molasses, earthy bitterness in the finish; full body, milky smooth; quite good, but the robust porter was better.
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is a bit faint but I get some nice chocolate and roasted malt notes, as well as a bit of cream. The flavor is very similar. The roasted malt and dark chocolate notes are pretty nice, and are complemented by some cream. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and burnt coffee with a smooth lingering roasty fnish.
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark and fairly dense looking pour with a brown spotty head. Aroma is roasted malts, licorice, espresso. Similar on taste. Quite good.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Jet black colored pour with about a half inch of cocoa colored foam on top. Heavy roast, ash, charred grains and coffee aromas. Bitter chocolate, espresso, tobacco, wood smoke, creosote and darker fruits in the taste. A herbal hoppiness cuts into the otherwise malty character of this beer. A little chalky. Finishes dry, with hints of grain husks. Tasting notes from 7/2014.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, little chocolate. Taste is creamy, roasted malt, chocolate. Nice mellow drink. Little bit of citrus hops in the finish. Ok lacing.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to cbfobes, June 2014. Black pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Lots of chocolate in the aroma, mild coffee, doughy malts, toasted caramel. Rich flavor, chocolate and coffee apparent again, from the malts, a distinct bitterness hits the tongue, borderline astringent, not much hop presence. Not bad.
pumpmaster (1290) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99/6-pack. Very good.
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter. Still a bit cold, but nose is showing a deep, dark chocolate aroma, slight cocoa, and a soft, rounded roastiness. Pour is black with a light brown, small head. Taste is slightly sharp initially, quite bitter, but a complimentary sweet malt backbone. Significant alcohol warming for only 7.2%. Not really getting much hop flavor. The alcohol is really making this one rough though
jeremytoni (3020) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured a dark color with a small amount of head. Nice toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.