pilgrimoutlaw (685) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Thick tan head on pitch black body. Primarily roast with some muted chocolate and root cellar. Low bitterness and sweetness. Creamy body. Simple and unpretentious.
callmemickey (2077) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black body, medium sized tan head, spotty lacing. Roast, light chocolate, coffee, and earthy hops. Medium to full bodied, light sweetness, medium carbonation, clean finish.
tad_davis (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
About as similar to Guinness as I have found. It does not have as "heavy" or thick as I would like. Kind if reminds me of a dark Guinness Light.
flygrade (10) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap @ Pinebox Rockshop - Brooklyn - Pours a watery dark black with a hint of reddish hue and light beige head. Aromas faint, mostly malt. Flavor is sweet maltiness with roasted barley, chocolate, some hops, hints of cofee and cream. Lingering bitter malt finish. Best enjoyed while detailing the your strategy for war if you were suddenly nominated to 4-Star General in the event of a WWIII deployment!
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Bier Baron DC. Pours a watery black with some thin white head. Nose is solid, roasty, toast, malt, a little molasses, some chocolate. Flavor is malty and sweet, coffee with cream, chocolate, a little toast, coffee with cream. Full, creamy mouth feel. Really nice. Easy drinker.
nearbeer (3373) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Nearly opaque mahogany with a lasting nitro-infused head. Faint aroma of char and dark roasted coffee. Tastes of espresso with a dab of caramel. Finish is char, toasted bitter nut, dry cocoa, and a hint of mint. Near-medium body seems watery at first, but gets a bit sturdier at the finish. Well balanced and has medium-high but smooth carbonation.
Palme (2911) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Blind Tiger House. A really crazy nitro head on this one and the beer itself is deep dark as good as black in the glass. Not to much on the nose at first. After a while in the glass I get soft chocolate, some nuts and a little bit of ice cream. It’s really easy to drink this, and just as easy to like. Feels creamy (as expected) in the mouth and it has a soft carbonation level. Much the same nutty light roasted touch in the taste as it was in the aroma. Some chocolate and chocolate paper wraps this off. Really good for a lightweighter. 18.06.2013
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a black color with ruby highlights, with a very dense tan head. Rich, malty and chocolaty aroma. Flavors of roasted barley with little malt sweetness, light coffee, some hops. Light and smooth, with very little carbonation.
sonnycheeba (2929) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap on nitro. Pours dark brown with thick, creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, raisins, earthy notes, and floral notes. Flavor is dry malts, light earthy hop bitterness, and some dark fruit esters; dry finish. Mesiut body and carbonation.
jflopsu (399) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours black with heavy and thick white head. Has a light aroma with coffee and chocolate. Has a strong coffee bean taste with some yeast and malt. Bitter aftertaste.