AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan head. milk chocolate, dark roast, sugar, coffee aromas. Smooth medium body. dark chocolate flavors with sugared up black coffee. warming lightly boozy finish--good.
bvc (1124) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Burgundian. Pours a deep dark black with a brownish tint and a rich and creamy tan head. Dense aroma of coffee and dark chocolate with a touch of nuttiness. Tons of coffee and chocolate in the flavor as well, very rich. Finishes on the dry side with bittering that leans a touch on the ashy side for me.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at special brews. Pours black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that drifts away after a few sips. Big dark roasty nose, almost coffee, with dark bitter chocolate lurking. Dense creamy mid palate with lively carb. Roasty dark coffee and cocoa mid palate. Loooong coffee cocoa finish. Very dense dramatic and desserty beer.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from tap into a snifter. Roasted espresso with some bitter chocolate. Lingering smoky flavors on the finish. Pitch black with a thick beige head. Delicious beer. I have a half growler with a sealed cap and will leave it for a while to integrate.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, large beige head. Roast and char on the nose, some coffee, herbal hops. Lots of roast and char on the flavor as well, but not too ashy. Pretty hoppy on the finish, with lingering char and bitterness. Not a lot of complexity, but it’s a nice, clean, easy to drink beer for something nearly 10% abv.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Patent malt nose, roasty, light chocolate notes, earthy hop notes. Nice and hoppy in the nose works very well with the darker malts. Pours dark brown, more or less black with a tan head. The flavor starts roasty, has nice patent malt notes, lightly sweet throughout with a nice strong earthy leafy bitterness in the finish. No idea this was 9.7% drank very nicely. Really solid stuff here.