GenDV138 (5748) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Possibly un-retired? Black with tan head. Aromas of roast and chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, malt, caramel, light booze, bitter roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick unclear blackish with a dark caramel colored head. Aroma brings some raw dough, bottles 3 years ago. Flavor is chocolatey with some aged yeast that has held up okay and charred roasty malts at the end.
alobar (3502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours tar black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, and chocolate. Roasted malt, molasses, licorice, and chocolate flavor. Decent beer. Alcohol well hidden.
weihenweizen (3086) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with smaller beige head. Aroma is ash, medium body, medium carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is chocolate and ash.
JDBaker11058 (1915) - Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
appearance: dark brown to black, one finger of creamy tan head. aroma: hugely aromatic; tons of sweet dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, molasses, licorice, and plums. taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, sweet bourbon, molasses and prunes and plums and some raisin; undertone of roasty coffee and black bread. finish:lasting sweetness fades, leaving general chocolate, roast, and a hint of black licorice. notes: Unbelievably good. ABV incredibly well-hidden. Flavors and aroma were excellent. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club, aged for 2+ years, which may have mellowed things out a bit. This was special.
kaser (5567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. Very malty, a little cocoa, somewhat dry. Black with brown foamy head. Decent brew.
samsmith33 (772) - - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: dark black. Lost the rest of my notes, but the numbers are accurate.
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pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours opaque black with foamy tan head. Coffee, roast, nuts, a little bit of plums. Moderate/High trailing bitterness. Light sweetness. Dry, medium body with light carbonation.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear black body under a one finger fizzy brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is very roasty with lots of coffee, some moderate alcohol, and some burnt malt notes. The flavor is very burnt and roasty with a heavy burnt coffee finish. Fairly well hidden alcohol, but there’s a bit of heat on the finish. Medium bodied with a little too much fizzy active carbonation. Decent beer, but nothing that stands out especially.
badwhale (419) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cork bomber to snifter. Pours an opaque dark brown / black with a dense tan head that remains the whole time. Good lacing. Deep rich scents of fruit, and coffee, and roasted malts. Not much hop character, however it does have a good bitter twinge. The 10%abv is blended well. Lots of fruit notes, especially prune, and dates.