stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rbwg at kicjbacjs that’s jbruner! Black pour. Aroma of roast and hops taste of chocolate and floral hops. Very good.
El_Jefe (62) - - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy aroma. Black in color with minor head. Taste is roasted malt and caramel with hops following
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Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Kickbacks, RBWG. Pours brown with a fine, beige cream head. Dark bread on the nose, some burnt pine. Medium sweet flavor, some booze, light cocoa, faded piney bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, toasted brown bread, earth, pine. Not bad.
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at rattle n hum with Linh. Pours a black body with nice chocolate brown lacing. Aroma is mint chocolate chip and fresh hop. Mouthfeel is nice with notes of mint, fresh hop and mint chocolate chip.
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Chocolate malty aroma with light citric hops. The flavor has floral and fruity hops on a chocolate malty base. Nice.
Beerman6686 (6380) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was medium roast, some dark chocolate, and lots of soapy and astringent hops. Flavor was more hops than anything, light roast, but just straight soap water and bitterness. Meh.
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Rattle ’N’ Hum SN event. Dark pour with tan head. Aroma is more of chocolate, with a touch of pine and earthy hops. Flavor is dominated with chocolate, and roasted malt, some light earthy and bitterness. Would have preferred more hop presence.
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pitch black pour. The nose is softly cocoaish with a touch of piny hops on the finish. A little bit earthy with a distinct milk chocolate character. The nose has an earthy hoppiness and some light milky sweetness. Soft and surprisingly restrained on the the hopping. Decent balance. Lean through the middle with some fairly sticky sweetness toward the finish. As it warms the hoppiness picks up a distinctly pine flavour on the finish. A little bit of resinousness toward the finish as well. Fresh and quite tasty - although it’s more of a hoppy stout to me.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft, Sierra takes the taps, Rattle & Hum, NYC. dark dark pour. Big roasty aroma. Notes of mocha & chocolate malts. TONS of flavor. Hops, chocolate, roasted malts. Balanced, BIG flavor. Really nice
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Bitter and roast y, with light peat, and roasted malt. Malty grain bill, really malty. Chocolate malt dry and bitter with a lightly roast y finish.