sonnycheeba (4877) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours deep dark brown with thick, frothy tan head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is heavy roasted malt, chocolate, earthy notes, and dark fruit. Flavor is heavy malt, average hops, and light esters; smokey, dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
demannu (340) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2016 Black in color with a short lived tan head. Aroma is roasty and slightly sweet. Flavor follows with earthy notes as well and slight smoke. Sorta awkward for me overall. Wouldn’t purchase again.
rikstar (2019) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l fles gedeeld met lion. Zwart met een bescheiden kraag redelijk geroosterd met koffie en cacao en zwarte bessen veel CO2
commonmac (1002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap pour at Of Love and Regret on Baltimore. Deep black in color with tan head. Roasty malt notes with a slight smoke. Taste actually has a bit of dark fruit Belgian to it complementing the traditional smoke and roasted nut notes of a stout. Thin body with an almost black IPA finish. Aftertaste has elements of smoke that linger. Very tasty effort from a brewery that likes to take chances. I think with a slightly toned down smoke quality I’ll be even more impressed. In general, I’ll spin the yarn of this one for at least the rest of the evening.
Fujimo2000 (65) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark Carmel with brown lacing. Good carbonation with coffee roasted fruit and a smooth finish. Very nice and easy to drink.
shigadeyo (3612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Candy roasted malt, hints of smoke; near black color, tan colorored; sweet, smoky, roasted and caramelized corn, dry finish; medium body, smooth; really, really good.
retinadoc (209) - - APR 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark brown color. Overly subdued hop flavor. Not much going on with this brew except for the relatively high ABV. Medium bitter finish.
kespecial (208) - - MAR 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black, tan head, good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, plums, roasted malt. Taste is the same, some rum, molasses, bitter coffee. Smooth mouthfeel, relatively bitter for the style. Very nice, but doesn’t quite come together.
Turtles (1664) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ Omnipollos Hatt. Black with a creamy beige head, leaving good lacing. Alot of dark chocolate in the aroma with booze and some roasted notes and ash. Silky mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Rich alcohol taste, dark chocolate praline, molasses, sugar and dark dried fruit. The nice yeast and rosted notes is held back by the raw booze.
dfinney23 (2604) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with two fingers of foam. Roasty with a little smoke and fruit. Nice balance and complexity.
jjgmd (1950) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
With Z , a bomber, pours a rich pitch black pour with a Java head. Nose is heavy thick malt, dark black licorice and smoke .Taste is a complex of hops and malt , smoke and black licorice . Finishes on the same tasting notes, with a yeasty malty finish . Quaff Score 7 / 10