madmitch76 (20046) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th December 2012
Opaque dark black - brown beer, little pale tan head. Smooth palate, a little silky. Mild fine carbonation. Creamy dark malt, a little coffee and roast. Mellow prune like fruits underneath. Creamy finish with some mildly bitter roast aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (18997) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep dark black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate malt nose ... sweet mellow chocolate roast ... soft and smooth... big chocolate ... mellow simple roast ... very nice
Leighton (16259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at Nejaime’s, MA. Pours rich brown with a big, beige foam head. Moderate roast nose, some chocolate. Wow flavor with more moderate roast, some charred malts, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, hints of bourbon. Medium bodied with average creamy carbonation. Warm finish with lots of dark chocolate, burnt sugar, charred wood, light burnt grass bitterness. Superb beer. Great balance all around.
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Utobeer drunk at home. Says after dinner drink but i had it as an aperatif. Black beer with lasting tan head. Not a huge aroma. Big bit syrupy. Yes some choc some coffee. Not exactly intense. Definitely a bit boozy. I was expecting a bit more. Ok though
Theydon_Bois (14958) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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!
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Viscous and black on the pour with a finger of tan head. Rich oatmeal and toffee sweetness on the nose. Plenty of roasted malt, a nice creamy chocolate character, coffee, and some hints of vanilla to it as well. The flavor is pleasantly sweet with chocolate, toffee, and vanilla notes. A moderate roasted malt flavor along with a touch of coffee give a light bitterness. There’s a touch of licorice on the finish. Carbonation is a little high for me, but nothing that ruins the beer.
bhensonb (13206) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a multipack from the Folsom BevMo. Pours black with a creamy dark tan head. Aromas of chocolate and a little coffee. Full bodied. Flavor is dark chocolate with a suggestion of coffee. Very smooth burnt malt. Not a trace of heat. Finishes tasty!
Tmoney99 (12725) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate flavor with an medium to heavy bitterrsweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
argo0 (12636) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small brown head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some milk chocolate, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast. Medium body, some stickiness.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, 2012 vintage) Pours an opaque black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oatmeal, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, light ash, brown sugar, earthiness, and oatmeal.