conway (1130) - - OCT 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful motor oil black with a perfect mocha colored 2 finger head. Aroma is dark chocolate and oak. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, molasses and a bourbony finish. Rich silky palate. This beer stands up to most of the more heralded beers of its ilk. Absolutely delicious.
ansermadide (1464) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
With a medium-dark brown, almost orange-esque head, this black ale looks serious, roasted, strong, and requiring of your respect. The nose is roasted, yes, with heavy, syrupy sweetness that smells like it’s standing up to the roast. It tastes like an imperial stout, but with a twist. Fruity notes with sugar, and perhaps a whiff of heated corn sugar. Yes, it is serious. Yes, it is roasted, and beyond those strong characters it’s hard to detect much else (other than that fruity, sugary stuff). Cool.
mjhall89 (15) - - APR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours like motor oil with no head. Heavy porter with heavy flavor and a strong taste of licorice. Very sweet beer and a little boozy.
Spab (2133) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Premier Gourment. Pours a oily black with creamy brown head. Aroma is very roasty and full of rich dark fruits, cocoa, black licorice and some gentle woodiness. Flavour is huge and rich with lost of roastiness, big on the licorice, some prune/date and chocolate and a bit of oakiness. Slick mouthfeel. Very impressive.
Ed5388 (1728) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at AC Beerfest 2014. Poured a pitch black color with a huge frothy dark mocha colored head. Aroma of rich caramel, dark chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Taste of dark fruit, rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel.
ttroha (171) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Aroma of coffee and flora. Taste of roasted coffee and a hint of flora. Heavy bodied. Sweet aftertaste.
tricyclist (536) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice sample pour of motor oil color with red head. Nose is roasted and mild licorice. Sweetish. Flavor is rich and caramel roasted malt. Enjoyable and smooth for 13 percent. Not a bad drink but a little heavy for me...
njnut (156) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at tasting. Fairly close to black with a mocca head and lace. Aroma was a wonderful chocolate, prune, licorice. The aroma seemed thick and begged to be savored itself. The taste was chocolate, a little coffee with the late sip and finish being licorice as the alcohol warmed. Oily and slick. This was fantastic.
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It blacks out the light when you hold it up, with a balding head. Big fig dried fruit aromas. Sweet big fuzzy leather with a viscosity like motor oil. Big and boastful with no apologies.
andrewje41 (141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark draft pour. Barrel aged flavor with chocolate, vanilla, and maybe a tiny bit of cherry. Very complex. Sweet finish. Very well hidden alcohol. Very smooth and drinkable. Loved it.
BrockLanders (770) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the nicest surprises of the Hunahpu fest...a surprise only in that I was surprised to see it! Absolutely fantastic brew...I savored the entire pour.