Rockspeny (15) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330c bottle, newly imported, not had time to settle! Pours a rich dark brown with big tan head, that slowly sinks to leave a tan ring. Trying not to get too much yeast into the glass. Smells of roast malt, oats and currants, makes me hungry. Tastes dry, sour creamy, oaty, bitter dark chocolate, the strong stuff you get from South America with a ton of cacao in. Went really well with the dried almonds I had at hand, a very satisfying beer went you want something dry and bitter, could easily have 2-3 of these in this mood. Good mouthfeel, not rich or heavy, just smooth with gentle carbonation.
keanex (1576) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No bottling information, but a cool as hell swing top is included.
Appearance: A thick brown head resides shortly over a pitch black body and ends in a creamy ring around an other wise clean top.
Aroma: Lotís of raisins in the aroma with some chocolate notes, the raisins or currants are too much for me.
Taste: Currants dominate the flavor with a light roasted presence on the finish. In-fact this is like a raisin beer, far too much presence.
Palate: A bit thin with some soft carbonation.
Overall: This is a disappointment to me, far too much currant flavor, no complexity to back it up, whereís the roasted and chocolate malts?
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep clear brown with substantial mocha head and lacing. The intoxicating aroma was strongly of roasted malts with a bit of molasses or toffee. Flavor was richly endowed with roasted malt and some dark fruits. The sweetness was happily restrained. This was delicious and drinkable and Iíll definately seek it out again.
marcus (7085) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours near black with a massive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a sweet chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry finish.
jkwood04 (4364) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle in an English pint. Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted, and sweet malts, a little dough/spice, and light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture
A pretty good beer.
Maak_d (10) - - NOV 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of roasty, chocolate, with a hint of fruity ester. Pours a gorgeous thick head with a boatload of lacing, color appears as a sort of dark dark black red. Taste is very malt forward - roasty and toasty with perhaps a hint of belgian yeast but less than expected. Palate is thick and coating but finishes dry. Very good stout but less Belgian-y than expected.
magsinva (923) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from state line liquors - pours pitch with 2 fingers of milk chocolate foam. Aroma is chocolate with some smokey notes. Taste is bittersweet leans sweet, with some mild hop notes. Has a Belgian ale feeling to it which is weird. Overall, very interesting.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a huge foamy khaki head. Aroma of cocoa, musty basement, mineral and roast. Flavor is bitter chocolate, sweet malt and some light astringency. Medium body with explosive carbonation. Not a bad beer, once I swirled the excessive carbonation out of it things got better.
Swaroga (1616) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown, canít see through liquid with big lightly tanned head. Nose : smoked, burned malts. Yeast, Black chocolate. Leather, dairy, Sip : Low to medium carbonation , medium body with oily texture. Sweet with strong smoked and burned notes. A bit sour on the end, like a weak coffee. Aftertaste can develop a nice aromatic hop notes : pine and grapefruit. Quite well balanced and interesting smoked flavor into the chocolate. Nice stuff.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours near black with reddish hues and a wispy tan head. Notes of caramel malt, raisins, phenolic pepper, spice, choocolate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.