unclemattie (3915) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown, thin tan head. Aroma of roast. Flavor is sweet, lots of toasted malt.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
From an aging growler coutesy of Maniac. Very dark almost opaque with little head. Roasty malt aroma with some fruity yeast notes. Sweet roast and chocolate malts and rum soaked fruit flavors with a touch of woodiness.
Chocolate and coffee in the finish with a bit of grain astringency.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
growler@Vero Beach Throwdown-pours a tan head that dissipates to a ring of bubbles and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/chocolate, some acidic. Taste is dark malt-licorice/chocolate, some acidic-hops/alcohol bite. Thanks hopscotch for sharing.
Butters (3591) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Once again, thanks to maniac for supplying me. Growler. Pours like used motor oil. Very full bodied. Lots of dark chocolate and alcohol present. Didnít care for it personally.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peat, wood, smoke aroma. Sweet light fruit body (ex: pears,,,). Smokey ending.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler shared by maniac. Thanks! Thickly coating yellow-black color. Looks rather medicinal, but I like it anyway. Smoky wood aroma with a little bit of offputting plastic. Astringent taste with fruity peach and grape notes. Lighter mouthfeel and almost feels like a wine to me. Dangerously drinkable.
Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of kmweaver. Pours brown with a rich, creamy tan head. Smells fruity with some elements of spice, chocolate, hints of vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, some bitter hints, some warming alcohol, lots of spiciness, elements of dark fruit. The alcohol interferes a bit with the beer on the finish. Decent.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with dark brown at edges, very good head. Aroma is a touch alcoholic with chocolate and dark fruit. Rich chocolate and dark fruit flavor. Alcohol still there, giving it a slightly rummy flavor due to presence of some molasses. Good stuff. Thanks to maniac for bringing this back.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Sweetwater Tavern - Sterling. Dark black body with a large frothy brown head that persists. Chocolate roast and caramel aroma. Sweet molassas flavor with rum soaked fruit, roast and caramel and a firm bitter ending. Full body with moderately low carbonation and a thick almost syrupy finish.
sloth (2341) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small brown head with decent retention and lotsa spotty lace. black bodied. Nose is chocolate, light roast, cocoa, oates and a hint of coffee. Body is med/full. lightly oily and lightly astringent on the palate. Chocolate, roast, caramel notes, bittersweet with some licorice notes. Lightly sweet chocolate finish. Hand bottle received in a trade with odeed, thanks much!