SSSteve (3755) - - 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.
burg326 (3667) - 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.
sonnycheeba (3501) - 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.
Cybercat (3278) - 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!
allmyvinyl (3176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of malt extract, rye spice. Taste is clean and malty sweet. Bit thin on the finish.
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a brown/black with a large foamy tan head. Scent is rye, chocolate and dark sugar. Taste is rye, chocolate and a hint of smoke. Nice
JanLaursen (3063) - 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.
aracauna (3055) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve generally stopped buying beer in bombers, but this is Westbrook and their other beers earned this a go. Extremely dark. Flavors are basically a stout on lager yeast. Big roast. Almost a touch of ash. Good beer.
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a pale nougat coloured head. The aroma holds rye bread, dough, spices, mint, chocolate, touch of coffee and a whisper of baking powder. Hints of flowers and fruits. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic with notes of minty/spicy/bready rye, coffee roasted malt and citric/herbal/earthy hops. The mouthfeel is soft, silky and round with a full, lively carbonation. Burned, light milky and a bit spicy numbing finish. Medium bodied.
jesperhammer (2865) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 Retasted with exact same score. This time not really overcarbonated and perhaps with a little more hops?
08-MAR-2013, bottle @Sonni, @Ulkløbben tasting.
27-AUG-2012, bottle @Papsø.
Clear, dar, dark brown with huge brown head.
Yeast and bitter hops. Roast.
Rye bread, like a rye schwartzbier...
Huge carbonation (as usual with Westbrook).