probstblueribbon (3100) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 FL. OZ. bottle from Shebrooke LC via Ryan (thanks!), served quite cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a decent deep mocha head.
Aroma: Lots of rich molasses, light grape bubblegum, dark chocolate and black coffee, hints of licorice, deep-roasted malts, lovely.
Palate: Medium+ body, reasonably lively effervescence.
Flav.: Much like the nose with plenty of molasses and grape bubblegum, chocolate abounds with less black coffee, rich and quite nice; sweet with good bitterness and a long, alcoholic, deep-roasted malt finish.
Where was “beer camp” when I was younger? Stupid art camp...
Nate (3792) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beermuda. Roasted malt, molasses, light chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Sweet nose. Dark black opaque with foamy tan lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet and malty with lots of molasses, chocolate, and coffee. Light bitter finish with sweet lingering after.
Dommod2011 (703) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I want ABL to go on band camp. Preferably somewhere dry, chucking it down outside it is. How cool would that be Thomas?
Theydon_Bois (10377) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from Cotteridge Wines, 20/07/13.
Mid black with a tan head that dissipates to a thin pond like covering atop the glass.
Nose is roast malt, porridge with diary milk, light booze, dark fruits.
Taste comprises chocolate maltesers, porridge with shavings of chocolate, light booze, dark toffee fudge.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation with a little prickle, light booze coated finish.
Decent offering, the booze is pretty well managed for a 9%er, not a huge amount of depth but an easy drinker!
SDalkoholic (2185) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Beer Camp variety pack from BevMo: Appeared as a dark and dense brown color topped with a firm layer of patchy foam. Aroma is pleasant with a smell of roasted dark malt along with a light whiff of chocolate syrup. The flavor is well balanced between a delicate sweetness stemming from the usage of oatmeal and other assorted dark roasted malts that delivers a robust flavor along side a squeeze of chocolate syrup. For sure the stand out during this years’ Beer Camp selection.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ooh, pours very dark to blackish with a shy head. Aromas of malted brownies, coffee, and sweet meat. Rich and full throttle on the nectar with creamy texture. Generous in character, sweet cocoa with exceptional bitterness that shows through to the finish through all this gobble-d-goop. Awesome beer.
Maltser85 (321) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is from the 2012 Band camp series. Pours pitch black. Very viscous, poured a half finger of a light khaki head. The aroma started with a bit of molasses smell, bittersweet chocolate, bitter coffee, maybe a hint of a non descript dark fruit. The taste starts with bitter chocolate and bitter coffee, rolls through the mouth with hints of sweet chocolate and slight molasses and possible date or fig. The finish is pretty bitter, coffee mostly. Very tasty. The mouthfeel is very velvety. The beer coats your mouth. There may be a hint of alcohol but not much. This is excellent. It was brewed in July and am drinking it in January of 2013. Very tasty, could age a bit longer to mellow some of the bitterness.
Ed5388 (2315) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a huge fluffy tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, and cocoa. Taste is silky and smooth. Nice sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some dark fruit notes.
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles from the beer camp 12 pack. Dark black color, tan head - typical look of an imperial. Sweet smelling, full of oats, chocolate, hops, and coffee. Taste sweet and somewhat chewy. If it was any thicker you could just eat it. Pretty good beer, but really heavy.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty restrained and one-dimensional aroma. colour is rich, deep brown with not much head. carbonation is low actually. taste is strong- rich with lots of chocolate, a touch of something earthy too... i liked this more when it was colder. as it opened it showed a lot of alcohol which i don’t think is in line with the softness. still for $6 its a cracker