bytemesis (4944) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Homer. Pours opaque black with a large dark brown creamy head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, green pepper, some chili pepper, a bit of coffee. Flavor is light sweet, medium plus bitter, roasty, green peppers, a bit of a chili kick, coffee. Fullish body, a bit hot from ABV. Lingering bitterness. Too much green pepper for me, but not bad otherwise.
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from homer 321, thanks man! Apperance is thick motor oil with a nice layer of chocolate head. Aroma is green peppers, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is coffee roast and chocolate syrup, followed by a bitter roasty finish, full bodied, lost of carbonatioin. Pretty solid impy with a nice balance of coffee and chocolate.
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Team Florida. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong roast, cocoa, dark chocolate, wood. Medium mouthfeel with nice roast, chocolate, wood, light dry finish. Very good.
Beerman6686 (5481) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a jet black with a tan head. Aroma was fudge, ash, light smoke, and mild coffee. Flavor was mild old coffee and vanilla, fudge and a bit of a harsh ashy finish.
Art (2413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a deep blackish brown with a brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder, smokey bacon, ash. Taste is slightly acrid, ashy, sweet up front with a bitter finish. Pretty similar to expedition. Good stuff but harsher than I usually like.
umich03jm (2901) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to urielxvi. Shared at gathering. Dark black pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is a nice mix of dark roasted coffee and cocoa. Tastes like chocolate syrup, dark roasted coffee, and light ash. Medium body with a nice creaminess. Pretty nice stuff.
Weezel (244) - Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of malted milk and licorice. Taste is bitter chocolate and raisins. Not much coffee but a silky smooth mouthfeel with a nice finish.
Pailhead (5803) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of umich03jm
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate/cocoa nibs, light vanilla, and espresso. It pours pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate/cocoa nibs, light molasses, and a touch of dark fruits. He finish has moderate-heavy roasted coffee, burnt notes, light anise, and a touch of smoke. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel. Overall, it’s solid, but a little too burnt.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Oily black, thick looking pour. Head forms for only a small second, immediately reducing to a thin collar, light-tan in color. Aroma of oily, dark roasted coffee beans, faint green pepper spiciness, roasted malts, a small hint of vanilla, with just a touch of sweetness towards the back-end. Heavy coffee bean flavor; very roasted, almost charred. Touch of burnt brown sugar, highly roasted malt, bitter dark cocoa, a strong earthy & ashy hop presence. Pretty noticeable alcohol middle to end. A little black licorice in the aftertaste with bitter, unsweet cocoa dust & overloaded roast lingering. Silky, lightly creamy body.
tmongoose (1787) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared. Poured deep dark brown to slmost black. Mocha colored head. Nice lacing on the glass, aroma is deep roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is amazing strong roasted malts cocia nibs predominate and coffee in the end. You do get done alcohol burn on the back end. Very good.