MadRobin (1437) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Boonville Hotel in Boonville, NY.
Clear, very dark and nearly opaque ruby with small tan head and very good lacing.
Mild aroma of roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast and coffee.
Taste of roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast and chocolate.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
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HighlanderOne (936) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Slight roasted malt aroma. Dark mahogany with a bit of tan head. I taste malt, nut, dark honey caramel and hop notes. Feel is a bit thin. Not best in class but pretty good.
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with thin, fizzy off-white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is plums, black cherries, caramel and bread malts, floral hops, and light sour notes. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some dark fruit esters and light hops; dry, semi-sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate head. Slight bit of malt to the nose, but not a lot of smell. Little bit of malt to the tasty, but is actually a little bland. Meh.
vipinvelp (1636) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark ruby color with brownish foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is kind of weak. Taste is caramel, but again kind of weak. Aftertaste in contrary is nice bitter, with some chocolate tones. (Conway 201210)
rondphoto (1265) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear dark ruby brown with a tan head and full coat of lace. The taste in my 12-oz bottle is not as described - I experienced smoky malt with no change through the finish. Add to that a chalky coating on the roof of my mouth and my tongue, and this becomes an unacceptable brew.
Stampion (126) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a variety pack. Pours with two finger head. Great color. No hops, drinks smooth with a mild sweet malt at the end. Not as interesting as other black beers, but I would drink again.
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redtechnj (175) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance- Dark root beer brown with a thin tan head that quickly is gone.
Aroma-Light malts, hops, maybe a touch of dark fruits.
Flavor- Tart in the begining, some chocolate mixes in, fizzy bitter finish.
Phishingpier (1) - - SEP 30, 2012 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Enjoyed this beer on a nice fall night smoking a cigar. Looks great in a glass and has a great after taste.
b3shine (3576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle to snifter. Looks solid; an opaque cola with thin beige lacing. Smells sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells, but less pleasantly so, with an average (at best) mouthfeel. Meh.