DrSilverworm (4756) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, shared by Jimmy. Clear dark red color. Thin light brown head, good lace. Bigger body. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Body is a little thin, no chewiness, but I don’t really mind it. Good big roasty flavor, dark chocolate. Big bitter, minimal sweet. Alcohol not noticeable.. Lighter body makes this very easy to drink, for 10%. Nice bitter, bold stuff.
maxwelldeux (2931) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate light brown head on it. Nose is a little bit roasty, but actually quite peppery. Taste is also rather spicy with a nice bit of dry bitter roasting underneath. Interesting... the pepper adds an unexpected and unique dimension.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with almost a finger of tan head that persists as a thin covering. Smells of dark chocolate, cocoa, dark plum, hints of molasses and leather. Tastes of bitter chocolate and treacle are expected, but there is a citrus hop flavor beneath the surface that surprises. The bitterness from the hops and slight astringency from the roasted malts combine for a very bitter finish with a drying impression. The nose gets a little boozy as it warms, but for 10% ABV the alcohol stays well-hidden throughout. Dangerously drinkable RIS.
timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Justin. Absolute crap when put up against the likes of Blackout Stout. Sort of tart, sour ruined it. Had almost a bright cherry aspect that absolutely put me off. Ugh.
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JStax (2569) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Poured a dark brown with a light khaki colored head of thick foam. The aroma is roasty and chocolaty with a tart coffee nuance. Taste is roasty, dry, weirdly sour. I’m pretty sure this is infected. Dammit.
valpoaj (606) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged bottle pour - black with a small dark tan head - quite pretty - head quick recedes into a patchy film. Aroma is sweet, dark malt, dark fruit, chocolate and hint of booze. Flavor has loads of dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel malts, raisin, and ends with some booze. Palate is a bit thin, but not marking down as I’m probably past the prime of this beer. Interesting beer - would like to try fresh someday...
dpjuart (1033) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ’08ish. Pours black, frothy chocolate head. Chocolate roast nose. Milde caramel, sweet sugar, chocolate and lots of truit. Raisin. Solid, but missing something in the middle.
MercyDevice (330) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a gigantic, foamy head - the foam was spilling out of the sides of my glass! Deep and rich, with fruit and spice notes. Very bitter.
dogfish120love (859) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown. The aroma of coffee and celery it hasn’t held up well. Some soy and alcohol
bhensonb (10212) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mixmasterob. Pours quite black/brown with a rapidly disappearing dark tan head. Aroma is treacle with something suggesting anise (but turns out to be coffee!). Med + body. Flavor is very dark malt with treacle and a flavor that is very coffee. No chocolate. Very good.