bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and coffee.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk/bittersweet chocolate, light coffee, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some toast/roast, coffee. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ Richard’s Tasting. Dark brown pour with a massive head. Acidic roasted malt on the nose. Some old cocoa, coffee, and old garbage. A bit of smoke and band aid, too. The flavor is really acidic and lightly bitter. Some old coffee grounds, roast, and smoke. Some band aids and paper as well. This is just unpleasant.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I never expected to find this one in Chicago; I guess I’ll chalk it up to the wonders of globalization. Draft. Almost black, medium brown head, delicate lacing. Aroma of lightly spiced coffee taste is spiced coffee grounds. Tasty.
Sammy (8349) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown coloured body. Lacey. Roasty aroma. Meets the style with roast, chocolate malt, good malt, chocolate more in the secondary. Some off flavours of mold. Reasonable drinkability.
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 05/11/12.
Mid black with a big frothy tan head, good lacing ensues.
Nose of cocoa, roast malt, light plastic.
Tastes of roast malts, chocolate pudding, touch of leather.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jtclockwork (7891) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted nuts, burnt oatmeal and toasted wheat malt. Very dry finish. Lighter medium body.
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (marked 01-2012). Pours with a medium brown hued body with a tan head that lasts for a decent while. Aromas are of brown sugar, cereal, nutty, soil, dusty, cocoa, chocolate, coffee and earthy. A bit roasty. Flavors are quite bitter, earthy, leather, bitter chocolate, cocoa, more bitterness (roast derived), nutty, coffee. Medium bubbles, medium to full bodied.
shrubber85 (7290) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (courtesy of jtclockwork). Chocolate malt and light alcohol aroma. Dark brown with small head. Lightlys sweet cocoa malt, wood ash, and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Very nice.
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. After gushing, it poured near-black with a towering, sticky tan head. The aroma picked up sweet, lightly-smoked black and chocolate malts, with vanilla and slight herbal accents around.. simple, toasty, and welcoming. The flavor found well-roasted black malt, chocolate, and coffee at the core, with lightly soured black malts and mildly bitter coffee grounds around.. finished with smoked malt-kissed black patent and a touch of sourness. Light-medium bodied, dry, and roasty on the palate.. smooth and well-balanced.