jrob21 (2799) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
HMOG 2014. Light soy sauce but more roasty malt and bitter sweet chocolate flavors. Soy comes through more in the flavor than the aroma. Cocoa and a milk chocolate texture working in the background. Pretty well done.
Cybercat (3784) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the bottle a warm coffee brown with a fairly thick tan head. Coffee and caramel dominate the tempting but not too sweet aroma. Sweet caramel and coffee are the main components of the excellently stouty flavor, well supported by the roast malt undertone. This blend is somewhat but not excessively sweet. Texture is very viscous and very fizzy, leaving a finish of coffee and sweet roast malt.
Travlr (14698) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Completely black color, brown head, delicate lacing. Aroma of burnt espresso, figs, dates, cocoa. Taste has licorice, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, dark winter fruit. Nice body. Delicious.
Lukaduke (2519) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland ! Pours a deep thick viscous black color with a finger of dark khaki foam. The nose is sweet chocolate, plum, licorice and some roasted malt. The palate is slick and silky with a sweet heavy chocolate background, lots of dark fruit and berry that adds almost tartness to the beer. Not sure if this has just lost its balance with age or not but this beer was a bit of a mess and quite a let down.
JBPortland (1056) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours dark oily black with a small thin head. Nose is boozy dark fruits, earthy wet coffee grounds, baker’s cocoa. Taste is rich old burnt coffee and some fruity plum, raisin, a touch of sweet fruit acidity adds a strange dimension. Finish is boozy bitter dark chocolate, plum, some sublte fruity tartness. A bit weird, maybe past it’s prime.
Minderbinder (2320) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black/very dark brown. Low beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, slight smoke, alcohol, faint soy sauce. Taste is of vegetal stuff, roasted malt, old cold coffee, bitterness, sugar, chocolate, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Low carbonation. Sticky texture. Overall: Not too sure these beers make an awesome blend. Good for sure.
drsordr (1389) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour our black. Nose sweet malt.Slight boozy, chocolate and roast. Taste big sweet up front, smooth mouth feel, then roast,dark fruit,and coffee. Roasty finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10515) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, dates, figs, prunes, oak, vanilla, bourbon, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
mathieuc (1839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by tom10101 at his "2K tasting", thanks and congrats on the 2000th rating!! Pours a really dark brown and is topped by a really light foam that leaves light lacing. Nose is of smoke and booze, roasted. Taste is sweet and big but still really drinkable with roasted flavors accompanied by some slight green peppers. Body is full, mouthfeel smooth and creamy. This was interesting but not much more than "Good" really.
tom10101 (3577) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). From drewbeerme, thanks! Very dark brown with reddish reflects, a medium mostly diminishing beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, smoked notes, citrus, boozy notes, chocolate and some dark fruits. Taste is moderately sweet with roasted malt/coffee, light vegetal presence, alcohol, smoke, tobacco and light dark fruits. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. Aroma and taste are both quite complex, but the balance is average at best. I think that the 4 beers used in the blend are better than the blend. Components from each of them are recognizable, but it doesn’t get together in a good way. Cloying. Decent RIS.