deaconmike (326) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black with a pilowy tan head; dissipates to a thin cap leaving plenty of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark ripe fruit, cocao, licorice and vanilla extract. Taste is heavily sweet giving way to a slightly bitter finish. Body medium to full with some brisk carbonation. Enjoyable brew.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a creamy two finger beige head with great retention and crazy lacing. This nose is very malt forward with lots of sweet roasty coffee notes along with hints of vanilla, mocha, caramel, brown sugar, and some subtle hazelnut. The taste follows suit with lots of fresh roasty coffee up front along with hints of hazelnut, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, cocoa, and brown bread. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with above average carbonation and a bittersweet, slightly dry finish. The ABV is very well hidden. Overall, a very flavorful and easy drinking interpretation
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jkwalking05 (3501) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Backlog) Can. The look is dark, brown to black in color, foamy head dissipates quickly. The smell is coffee, roast, malt, burnt, ash, and black licorice. The taste is sweet, coffee, roast, burnt, acrid, and ok
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Black, oily pour with brown head. Intense espresso aroma. Big chewy body with an exceptionally smooth body. Nice flavors of coffee and cocao, with a smooth finish.
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, light brown head. Coffee baby. Nice black coffee integrated with a roasty/chocolatey porter. Good beer every time!
Westmeister (1534) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another beer had on camping trip with the fellas. Stream temp into a camp mug. Points to nose: big coffee, chocolate, dark roasted malts, noticeable sweeness. Tasty coffee/chocolate combo, thick molasses. Tasty.
Chudwick (1789) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Advent beer #21: 12oz VIrGINiA Slims cans - Nose is roast, booze, and milk chocolate. very roasty in my mouth. A tad harsh from the booze. Dark chocolate bitterness.
ClayOso (3) - - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is unique and the only fault is that I did not get the beer before the sell by date had been reached...
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can - Somehow my rating got nuked, so I’m going off of memory on this one. I recall this was about the score I gave it, and I recall lots of chocolate, not a ton of coffee, and nothing that would be the romano bean--at least that I can tell. I’ll have to revisit this one again sometime, but for now this will have to do.
hopscotch (8539) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. More-so than coffee, the aroma is constructed of deep, dark malts, molasses and leather. Full-bodied with bristly carbonation. The bittersweet flavor and finish are loaded with scorched malt and blackstrap molasses with only a rumor of coffee.