mike5326 (867) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a cold bottle. Thick dark brown nearly black color, short lived large frothy tan head. Roasted malt, coffee aroma. Full body creamy roasted malt and coffee flavor with a mild salty finish. Great beer.
Luvystypotables (607) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong malt aroma, excellent taste of malt, chocolate and coffee. Great palate with a hint of salt water.
kaser (2612) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22oz bottle on back deck. Oil and mud sweet aroma. Thick palette. Deep chocolate sweet cocoa and rich taste. Coffee notes. Huge taste Seems like it would have higher ABV than 8.5. Very good beer
Beergeek23322 (2225) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, dark fruit, licorice, chocolate. Thick and robust with a nice hoppy finish.
Strykzone (4902) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. A big chewy looking tan head is cool. Lacing remains as it falls. The beer is black with almost no red visible. The aroma is coffee and chocolate. First sip is quite robust. Raisins and super rich malts. Lighter roasted notes. Brown sugar and bitter dark chocolate. This is pretty much delicious. This is so rich and thick in the mouth. What a good beer!
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What the hell is "dark fruit?" Pours dark, dark, dark brown with smallish tan head. Can definitely smell the raisins and roasted brown sugar on the nose. Starts sweet and finishes roasted. Medium body with light carbonation. Bottle - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA
Sregnar35 (971) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the abbey. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is tangy and coffee. Flavor was great with a sour tangy blast finished by a dry roasted bitter palate.
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kryon (1355) - SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with latte brown head
Aromas of chocolate, muscavado, peat, german sausage
Taste is nicely balanced with chocolate malts, vanilla, figs, dades
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Beerenberger (1414) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is roasted malts, dark fruit, and chocolate with hints of buttered biscuit with grape jelly. Pours a SOLID inky black with a khakie ring and no lacing. The taste is amazing! Strong roast flavors, dark fruit, with touchs of coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Full body with moderate carbonation. Smooth round mouthfeel. Overall, a winner from Smuttynose. Not a beer to quaff, but one to savor.
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Bottle pours black with some tan head. Aroma is rich roast and coffee and some licorice. taste is very smooth roast with a coffee and bitter finish, great brew.