jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at mane liquor thornbridge tasting night. Pours a dark brown/black with a frothy tanned head. Nose is quite interesting. Nutmeg and bitter chocolate with dark roasty malts. Taste is much more of the same. Heaps of dark chocolate malts coming through even a touch of coconut towards the end of the palate. Fucking interesting beer Im finding it hard to describe. Would definitely recommend trying for pure complexity.
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DenverLogan (961) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 500 ml bottle. Poured in a Rader tulip glass.
Pours black with brown head.
Aroma of chestnuts, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, honey.
Significant carbonation and big mouthfeel.
Flavors of bitter chocolate, honey grahams, milk balls, alcohol, liquid smoke, burnt roasted malts, molasses, cream of tartar, rosemary. Overall a big and bold brew with lots of dark roasty notes, significant alcohol, chocolates.
knickskicks (999) - - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown almost black pour, creamy tan head. Nose is prunes, figs, booze. Taste is booze, prunes, chocolate syrup, very sweet. Lingering sticky sweetness. Sticky smooth mouthfeel.
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Bottled Winter 2010. Black with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, perfume, flowers, hazelnuts and honey. The flavor is equally complex. I get a lot of perfume and cocoa notes, but they are complimented by the hazelnuts, sweet honey, black licorice and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of honey, floral, dark fruit in chocolate, cappuccino, chestnut and chocolate covered orange peel. Medium body.
TET (2259) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black beer with a beautiful, creamy, medium and brown head. The nose is enjoyable and balanced, roastiness, liquirice, strong salt liquirice, also some dark fruits and even port wine, alcohol can be sensed but not smelled. Taste is intensive, lots of salt liquirice, roastiness, dark fruits, warming alcohol, hint of coffee. Lots of sweetness, but it is balanced with bitterness and also other very intensive flavours. Strong bitterness dries the end and the aftertaste is roasted, slightly herbal and very long. Full bodied, low carbonation, very smooth to drink, but slightly sticky in the lips. The great beer, very intensive and complex.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is delightful and roasty. Great malts, toffee, chestnuts, honey, and chocolate. Pours black with a small short lived brown head. Taste is wonderful with toffee, chocolate, ginger snaps, licorice, roast malt and amazing caramel. The beer feels full and rich without showing its booze. Wonderful treat.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown, almost black with edges of ruby. Frothy mocha coloured head, medium lasting. Big aromas - port, oak, cherries, cassis, honey, hazelnut, cereal, coffee and milk chocolate. Really lovely. Intense flavours and rich, lush mouthfeel, getting resiny dark chocolate, nuts, coffee. Carbonation is soft, buts its there. Huge body on this, so rich. Finish is intensely complex, chocolate and coffee, liquorice, some piney bitterness and a nice dose of warming alcohol. This is truly lovely.
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Freakin’ Frog in Las Vegas. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium tan head that recedes gradually. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, malt and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, dark fruit, chocolate and a bit of alcohol. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Good beer all around.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a slight burnt coffee aroma. Taste is dry and butter. Slight fruityness at the very beginning that disappears quickly. Pretty good beer!