Travlr (11872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown color, brown head. Aroma of Hershey’s and caffe macchiato. Taste is roasted coffee grounds and vanilla. Nice.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Medium brown head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet/milk chocolate, roast, some earthy. Sticky medium-full body, faint alcohol burn.
Leighton (10989) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at The Pony Bar UES, NYC. Dark brown pour, fairly thick beige head. Lots of dark roast in here, good roast, dirt, earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Rich dark cocoa finish, bittersweet, with further earth, burnt malts, touches of ash and baking cocoa. Decent balance, nice nuance.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate and dried fruit. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty chocolate finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and fruity esters, spices and pine hops. Flavor is malt dominant with prune notes, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Matt’s house, courtesy of FooFaa. Thanks! Pours a deep brown appearance with a thin brown head. Anise, a bit smoky, chocolate, dark fruity, veggie aroma. Dark chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, veggie flavor. Really doesn’t taste quite right.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, floral, lighter smoke, and a trace of dark fruits. Tastes of chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, roast, vanilla, and cake batter ice cream. Overall alcohol content well hidden.
Sammy (8644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate Pils. Really good thick chocolate on a lighter body and decent hop that shows through. Great drinkability. Thick brown coloured body, with minimal head. Roasted chocolate smell. Smooth mouthfeel.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Whole Foods Market Short Pump. Pours pitch black with a medium sized dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts and bitter chocolate. The taste is big roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, booze. Medium-full bodied and fairly hot.
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL thanks to yourefragile. Pours ink with thin, reddish foam. Maroon highlights. Nose is acetaldehyde/green apple, oxidized/red apple. Taste is very dry, very bitter, loads of waxy dark chocolate, herbal, minty. Palate waxy, bitter, black crayon. Good stuff, too bad the nose is off.