luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Pale sour chocolate malt, funky odd sweetness. Lots of wort flavors. Didn’t live up to expectations for me.
GenDV138 (4093) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Dark brownish black. Aromas of malt, chocolate, caramel. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, maple syrup. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Travlr’s. deep brown with a small head. Nose is very roasty. Toasted grain and donuts. Chocolate. Honey and coffee. Quite complex. Rich malts. Cocoa. Medium body, soft carb.
kraddel (4948) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark , almost black . Smell is slightly coffee, some roasted grains . Taste is bit bitter , chocolate , roasted malts . Good carbo , rather thin mouthfeel . Some harsh booze ( not much though )
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled pours dark with almost no head. black cherry bit of oak. OK but needs better body. The lack of arb hurts.
jsporrer (214) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a faint tan head. Somewhat thin. Less oily and slightly watered down version of a good Stout. Flavor is OK but not great. The dried fruit flavors had more of a black licorice taste. Very smooth with no harshness or bitterness. From what I had read I have been waiting for some time to find this and try it. I was somewhat disappointed as it didn’t live up to the hype.
AirForceHops (4989) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. thanks to Brian on this one. Pitch black with thin tan head. Great roasted notes with ash, chocolate and mils dark fruit tones.
Texture of the brew as an ash quality that shows deep roasted notes that linger well after the sip. Body is on the fuller side of medium with mild charred oak in the finish. The best way to drink a brew is without any expectations. Willrunforbeer had this cellared for a long while and it stood the test of time and was a very nice drink.
WillRunForBeer (1691) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. 12 oz bottle shared 3 ways. Pours dark chocolate brown with a milk chocolate head. Aroma is dark dried fruits, chocolate. Flavor follows, chocolate, raisin, date. Bakers chocolate bitterness in the finish.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. thick black with one finger head. malty with quite lot of roasty nut flavor. chocolate, toffee, anise, some caramel. bitter finish with a bit of booze.
conway (2162) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Jet black with little head. Nice notes of chocolate, caramel, peanut brittle, roasted malt and coffee. Slightly thin. Very complex and delicious.