yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Blind Lady. Pours pitch black with a small, off white and creamy head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and light breadish. Smooth mouthfeel. Light bitter and dark malty. Bitter and dry roasted malty finish.
anders37 (21653) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a creamy off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel bready flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel bready finish.
Leighton (17210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Torpedo Room. Pours deep brown with a thick, creamy tan head. Mellow nose, hints of smokey roast, faint cocoa. Light sweet flavor with faint toasted malts, cocoa, earth; rather bland. Light bodied with soft carbonation; as usual, the nitro serve has messed up the mouthfeel. Somewhat bland on the finish, just some burnt toast, slight earthy bitterness and weak cocoa. So so.
saxo (16058) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ the brewery. Nice creamy nitro head with superb duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, caramel and hops.
Theydon_Bois (15550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at the Torpedo Room, Berkeley, 29/01/16.
Pitch black pour with a big old tan head with excellent retention qualities - a real looker of a beer.
Nose is thinnish, light paper, roasted notes, toffee, cocoa powder, raisens.
Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, light tar, chocolate sprinkle, light roast bitterness.
Medium bodied, soft, smooth, caressing on the throat, drying close with a little roast.
Looks and feels great but lacks direction at the business end.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Torpedo Room. Black pour with a big khaki head. Roast, earth, and coffee on the nose. Mild cream, some cocoa, and toasted nuts. Pretty mild flavor. A touch of bitterness and some sweet malt. Nice cocoa, roast, and coffee grounds. Just a bit of nuts and earthy hops on the palate, too.
bhensonb (13516) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub on 3/23. Pours dark with orange around the edges. Typical nitro creamy cascading bubbles/beige head. Med minus body. Mild chocolate flavor. Mild toasted malt. IBU=24, but it doesn’t seem bitter. Just finishes dry and smooth.
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro(?). Creamy beige head atop black body with brown edge, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some coffee/milk chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some coffee. Light-medium body, somewhat creamy.
BeerandBlues2 (11661) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear black with a large, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, earthy hops and coffee. Flavor is dark malt dominant, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on nitro at Capital Alehouse Downtown. Pours a clear dark ruby color with a large creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and earthy notes. The taste is tart malts, chocolate and bitter hops. Medium bodied.