hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a small quickly diminishing head. Aroma is licorice, chocolate with a hint of coffee. Flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, chocolate and raisins. Finish is fairly bitter and creamy smooth. Warms you up, yes!
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a coal black, with a dark tan head that diminishes fairly quickly, decent acing. Srong malty aroma of chocolate and caramel, with a hint of nuts. Taste was mostly chocolate, and a little watery at first, but alcohol crept in as it warnmed. A nice smooth finish made this a very enjoyable beer.
Ratman197 (12962) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle poured a translucent reddish black with a minimal brown head. Aromas of bakers chocolate, nuts, roasted malt and a hint of dark fruit. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of coffee with a lingering bitter finish.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A stellar beer. Near-midnight pour with an oily brown topping. Aroma is thick with chocolate and nuts. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste is dark chocolate up front that fades into a roasted malt finish. Good hop bitterness in the end.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not very interesting. Almost black, but with almost no head. Thin and dead in the mouth. Some coffee, a little malt, but mostly just bitternes and a lng bitter finish.
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beer on the Pier, Chicago. Strong milk chocolate aroma, but which has the possibility of being dry. At the fest there were multi colored stage lights and the red light wa s the only one that got through when held up to the light. Otherwise, nearly opaque. Thin, light tan head. Not much head or lace. Creamy, milky mouthfeel. Very good. Much better than their English (Organic) Ale. Very solid.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown appearance – little head - nose is dark roast coffee and trace of port wine –medium body – initial taste is sweet, malts, coffee and end bitter in the mouth - aftertaste coffee with milk added
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with large dirty top. Flavours of smoke, hops and whiskey. Very intresting indeed. Also quite sweetish. A bit thin which takes down the palate for me. Aroma had traces of coffee and hops.
Dorqui (2174) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much creamy and supporter head, optimal persistence. Intense black color, much dense and impenetrable one. Determined and complex scent; strongly alcoholic notes with rumors of coffee and liquorice. Medium prickly and dense taste; wrapping impact and mostly alcoholic with also brace notes of malt, wood and coffee. Bitter and extended final.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is burnt/roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, actually seems to have some bourbon aroma also. Taste is roast, chocolate, coffee, with some molasses/caramel. Creamy mouthfeel.