larryLSB (480) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber, picked up earlier in the month at the brewery. Dark, dark brown with a medium dark tan head. Nose is mostly chocolate with a hint of fruit. Nicely balanced taste, sweet with a bit. This is full bodied with a nice oily texture. Very nice sipping beer.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
sepia with cream ring. Chocolate, moderate bitter roast, plenty of depth. Thick profile, plenty of brown and chocolate malt, finish is sweet and tarry, light brown malt.
nimbleprop (6659) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a murky black with some cloudy, white head. Nose has chocolate malt, some molasses, toast, light barrel. Flavor has a little soy, light smoke, brown sugar, molasses, a little umami. Full bodied, sticky finish.
GenDV138 (4595) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Bought in Sacramento during my Summer 2014 trip. Aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, roast. Tastes of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted coffee. Medium body with a dry finish.
Travlr (18697) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, tan edge head. Chocolate aroma. Taste has licorice, cocoa, coffee. Decent.
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Backyard Bottle Shop. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak, prunes and figs with chocolate, roast and coffee malt, spicy alcohol and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet dark malt dominant, peppery bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, raisins, and molasses. Flavor of chocolate, yeast, roasted malt, and dark fruit.
marcus (8303) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a rich chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a hint of Belgian yeast ester and a dry bitter finish.
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Whole Foods in Folsom, CA. Pours very dark brown with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate and yeast. Med + body. Flavor is dark chocolate, smooth burnt malt and some hints of yeast. Trying to get some fruit ester, but the chocolate is pretty strong. There’s a bit of heat hitting the back of my throat, but not much. Pretty solid and tasty stuff.