bu11zeye (11740) - 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 (11124) - 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.
Travlr (9944) - 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 (7735) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7702) - 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.
Ughsmash (6926) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6288) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: Dry coffee feel, cocoa ,alcohol dryness with black soil. Slightly nutty hop ending.
Appearance: poured brown black with dark beige creamy head. Good lace on glass.
Palate / Taste: Cocoa, chocolate, dryness. Slightly chewy textures. Dry toast, dark barley set up. Very nicely combined and brewed.
blutt59 (5915) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, velvety brown color with good foam, aroma is toasty chocolate, flavor is chocolate, malt roast, silky finish
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bomber bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Pours a deep brown with a fading head and spotty lacing. The aroma has notes of soured milk (lactic acid), chocolate, walnuts, ashy smokey and bready malts. The beer is pretty much undrinkable, far too much acidity and not enough malty goodness. Methinks it is infected with some medicinal notes as well. Well Slumbrew is O for 2... not gonna get anymore of my monies. Dumped the 2nd half of the bottle.
Theydon_Bois (5486) - 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.