sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Bottle courtesy of Immy: Thick black pour with a dark tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, some dark fruits, the alcohol became more apparant as it warmed up. Flavor, dark fruits, coffee, alcohol, plums. There was some heat on the finish, but it was smooth and roasty going down. Pretty solid stuff.
Kevin (2148) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. thanks for sharing ernest.
dark brown with a bit of clingy brown head. alcohol, raisin, hint of chocolate and pepper in the nose. rough, prune, grapes, chocloate raisins flavor. weird astringent finish with a whiff of fudge.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade with TURDFERGUSON. Now this is what I’m Talkin about!!! Beautiful black color with magnificent aroma. Chocolate,coffee, mollasses,wood. Rich and creamy with smooth alcohol finish. Very complex brew. I need more of this!!! HELP!! Thanks, Sam.
emacgee (4305) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Re-rate, batch 07! Just bought a case of this and wanted to see how this years was. The pour is dark, red shows through coming out of the bottle. The head is about a finger thick, tan, and disappears quickly., The aroma is sweet, coffee, light fruits and berries, some alcohol, grain, . The flavor is soy sauce and teryaki, coffee, alcohol, berries, sweetness, nice warming mouthfeel. Smooth warm and lasting palate.
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2006 Aroma is rich with rum soaked raisins. Unbelievabley rich and thick aroma. Flavor is full of roast and dark fruits followed by a sublte bitterness. Palate is creamy and rish. Very drinkable with no hint of alcohol. This is a wonderful beer.
TheEpeeist (3491) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My 200th rating! 12 oz bottle. Consumed while watching an improbable Skin’s victory over the StarGirls. Brown honey as it pours; molasses in the glass. Dark tan head. Woody with crayons and a little soy sauce. Raisins and figs emerge. Looked so good but nose was a slight letdown. Taste fulfills the promise! Silky coffee and chocolate liqueur. Candied citrus and licorice with a salty Kalamata olive finish. A breakfast Baltic?
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from eother ross or kenb. Thanks to both of you guys for 2 great trades. It really is very dark and the aromas, well lets just say that this seems to be very close Expedition Stout in its complexity. Load of what appears to be molasses or dark Karo syrup. Espresso freshly made at home with black oily beans. It is roasted malts all the way..or is there some bitter chocolate?? Bitter on the tongue. Oh my.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Rating #1100. Pours a black colour with a small tan head. Dry roasted malty and slightly hoppy aroma. Dry malty roasted hoppy flavor with some hints of chocolate and coffee. Dry roasted finish with a warming bitter aftertaste. A lovely porter.
DocLock (8381) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to Ross for sending 3 of these babies! First of all, let me say that I was a huge fan of Duck Rabbit before it was cool and in vogue to be a fan of Duck Rabbit. I knew they were capable of a beer like this; it was just a matter of time. The Rabid Duck was great, but this one is a knockout! The pour is jet black with a 1-finger brown head. In fact, this is the brownest head I’ve seen since my last frat party at Mississippi State University. The aroma is roasty malty, very chocolatey, with a sweet molasses, black pepper, and slight smoky oaky element. Complex aroma. The taste is dense, complex, and rich on the palate...very velvety, with tastes of roasty malt, molasses, black peppery celeryish notes, and some coffee and slight rauchy hints. As it warms, it gets richer and more chocolatey, but the taste is never as sweet as the aroma would lead you to believe. Very well hidden alcohol. This one is damned good, and definitely worthy of top 50 status! Get ya some if you can. I went out and bought a few Rocky Patel vintage 1990 and 1992 cigars just to pair with the other 2 bottles over the weekend.
GregClow (2958) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & blankboy - HogTownHarry’s bottle. Rating #1600! Deep black with purple tinges, small dark tan head. Amazing aroma - roasty, smoky, coffee, celery, bitter cocoa - fantastic! Soft, silky mouthfeel. Lots of coffee and roast in the flavour, some dark dried fruit, burnt caramel, some dry smokiness in the finish. Really, really good!