dmac (4210) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber from a trade. Poured a solid pitch black body with s smaller foamybeige head. Dusty chocolate aroma, pudding skins, well done toast, slight espresso, roasty, some vanilla extract. Fuller bodied with lighter
Carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is light coffee notes, dark toast, roast, lolipops, grains, vanilla extract, burnt notes. Solid
jkwood04 (4173) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, some light rye, a little dough and pale malts, and some light hops. Flavor the same with a decent blend of everything. Average texture. A good beer for the style.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mini-growler from the Piggly Wiggly, North Charleston. Nice dark brown pour, very rich carbonation with mild chalky sediment. Chocolate malts in the nose with an understated roastiness and mild bitter notes. Medium bodied, fairly lively without being overdone. Bitter and grassy in places without losing the density and richness of the chocolate character, and sharp in the finish where it needs to be. Well done overall, and nicely tasty.
burg326 (3883) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle that poured a black color with aromas of roasted malt, earth, chocolate, caramel, and some bread. Flavors of some smoked malt with rye bread dipped in some chocolate. Interesting flavors overall, decent offering from Westbrook, they continue to surprise me.
SSSteve (3831) - - DEC 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with small beige head. Smooth and velvety palate. Roasty. Stout like. Some chalkiness.
sonnycheeba (3756) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thin tan head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is grain, toasted malt, rye, dark fruit, and light smoke. Flavor is mostly dry malt, light caramel, light smoke, and faint earthy hops. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and a touch of smoke. Does have the lager crispness. Pretty good.
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, roasty chocolate nose, light smoke, taste is dry, smoky sausage, sweet chocolate, bitter.
Cybercat (3504) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, warm coffee brown with a thick and rather persistent fine-bubbled tan head. Woody aroma has notes of coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, hay and caramel. Robust flavor has bold coffee, caramel, woody hop, and subtle licorice and horehound notes. Texture is smooth and fairly fizzy. Get your dark helmet on!
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 65 cl, at Papsø. Reddish black with a dense beige head. Breadish, light roasted nose. Very smooth mouthfeel, nice roasted flavor, bready, quite dry, slightly ashy finish. Some plummy and chocolately notes. Medium body.