TAR (2583) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost-opaque black. Persistent mocha froth holds beautifully. Very sweet nose of wort, paint, soy sauce, cola, lactose, overripe plums, and stewed black cherries. Suggestive butter toffee, vanilla taffy, coconut, and licorice. Some vegetal notes poking through, as well. Snug but fuzzy carbonation. Initially tangy with metallic malt coupling with overripe plum sweetness and cooked tomatoes. Quite worty, and severely dull, consequently, as soggy, day-old breakfast cereal blends with flabby sugars to render any vivid malt remnants utterly lifeless. Worty to the point of resembling dog food, as well. Medicinal effect is apparent from the combination of higher alcohols and pervasive overripe dark fruits. Dusting of tannins gently brush the tongue, but quickly give way to a scorched wood and stale coffee grounds huskiness. Severely muddled, throughout. Finishes perpetually sugar-laden and unfinished, with a profound absence of malt definition and sturdiness of structure. A clear miss for Uinta, as this is quite the sugar and soy sauce bomb, with a host of other flaws piled on for good measure. Almost too undrinkable to analyze. A rather foul concoction.
oldrtybastrd (4465) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark, almost black, brown. Aromas of chocolate, espresso and a little licorice. Big flavor, chocolate, burnt coffee, with a nice little bite to it.
alobar (3358) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cola brown with aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and some chocolate. Roasted malt flavor with chocolate and vanilla sweetness and hint of coffee bitterness. Very nice.
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl on December 31, 2015, thanks to Mirre (non ratebeer).
Listed as 8.7% ABV as of the label, bottled 11/11/13.
Black color, light brown head. Alcohol, malty, light smokey scent. Malty, alcohol, light bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
rougeau13 (2425) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of coffee, roast, and chocolate. Creamy smooth and slightly dry. Tastes roasty and a little bitter. Black with a huge frothy thickly lacing tan head.
Twostal (37) - - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Could have more aroma. It’s solid on its appearance. You can taste the oak and some amount of coffee
Bruds (45) - - DEC 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, room temperature. Pours a thick blackish brown. Smells of chocolate. Smooth taste, oak, chocolate. Finishes slightly bitter on the palate. Real easy drinking.
crajun (1138) - , Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
going from notes and not much detail. bottle date 11/14. Didn’t enjoy nearly as much as the Labyrinth.. something was a little odd at end of flavor - too roasted? may try again?
BrewBoxer (2508) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark color with a coffee chocolate smell. Very intense flavorful taste. I really enjoyed ending my evening with this nice sipper
1DrunkenSailor (1) - Kennewick, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice starter beer, pop this open then move to a growler of something not as refined.
jjgmd (1914) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
With Z, a bomber, pours pitch black with a nice have tall head. Nose is heavy malt and hoppy Taste is heavy malt , with dark fruits and vanilla bean. Finish is dry, and ends on the same tasting notes with a short drinkable finish. Nice ! Quaff Score 7 / 10