Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can 5/30/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove Singles Rack)-44° in english Pint-Pours black with an aroma of coffee, licorice, roasted malt, cocoa, and vamilla. Taste of the same with a bit more licorice. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and is quite warming on a cold night.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pounder can pour. Pitch black with a very light tan head. Light roastiness. Chocolate and light licorice.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours with a very deep brown near black body with a small tan head that least good lace. Aromas are of fudge, dark fruit, licorice, anise, earthy dusty, cocoa, dark fruit esters. Iodine, low isoamyl acetate, vanilla. Flavors are of chocolate, nutty, dusty, raw, cocoa nibs, earthy, soil and lightly vegetal. Moderate esters, light metallic. Roasty, low coffee, leather. Thick, fuller body, creamy, medium-low carbonation and lightly warming.
thomat (3362) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with a small tan head. Malty with fruity notes. Malt, fruit and licorice. Medium to full body with a nice, balanced finish.
Lagerboy (1930) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darkest dark brown, amber hue barely shines thru. Big creamy tan head settles and lasts.Dark smokey malty aroma. Burnt roasted malts and black licorice dominate. Light bitterness. Average carbonation, medium bodied. Thins out a bit. Roasty licorice finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
blipp (8162) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours near black with a beige head. Lightly roasted malty aroma with some light sweetness. The flavor has roasted and smoked malts, sweet toffee, grains, and a roasty finish. Nice.
revnorm (3) - - MAY 23, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was taken a little aback by this beer. Poured out nice and dark with a tan head. A lot of herbal notes on the nose and it finished nice and smooth.
Tmoney99 (13459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by B3Shine. Poured dark clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and licorice aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a black color with an enormous foamy dark brown head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was port wine, anise, cherry cola and cracker. The flavor was bitter and roasty with moderate chocolate, coffee, port wine, cherry cola and anise. Long bitter, dryish and roasty finish with lingering cocoa, coffee and port wine. Medium body. Solid.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 CBC on tap-pours black with a rich light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate. Taste is sweet rich dark malt-chocolate, some earthy hops.