Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
May Ale Alpharetta. While this is better than the bourbon version I had in a cask, this beer just doesnít tickle my fancy. And I am a Westbrook fanboy. Chocolate, licorice, lots of dark fruits, and the yeast is working against my palate. Nice thick palate, but the flavors just arenít there for me.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Deep dark brown pour with a beige head. Plenty of dark choc and roasted malt evident in the nose. Thick, smooth mouthfeel. Rich flavour of dark fruit, more choc níroast, booze and some hop making its presence known towards the finish. Extremely tasty offering.
ansalon (2107) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose; smoke, dark fruit, coffee, liqourice. Taste is smoke, vanilla, coffee, muscovado sugar, honey.
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Atom (1913) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours a dark brown/black with a medium reddish tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, leather, sweet wet tobacco, caramel, and alcohol, reminds me of wet dog food. Taste of sweet chocolate, mild dark fruits, finishing with dry leather tobacco and coffee. Nice!
arkurzynski (1883) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from JCB. Thanks! Deepest of black pour with orange-tan head. Nose is a mix of dark, bitter chocolate, roast malt, vanilla cream, caramel, molasses, and faint, floral dark fruits. Flavor is decadent dark chocolate, light caramel syrup, toffee, dark fruit that finishes with a mildly ashy roast and more chocolate. Some alcohol notes throughout. Truly a big, coating mouthfeel. Lingering dark chocolate covered sweet caramel and dark fruit. This is a monster indeed. Highly recommended.
Itzjerm (1848) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Updated from bottel. Pitch black. nice dark head that stays. Pretty awesome.
Rasberry flavor rich dark taste. Enjoyable beer with non stellar aroma. Sweetness is nice. But not to great.
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Darkness Day. Pours a dark black with brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, bitter cocoa and vanilla. Flavor is similar to aroma but with a bit of coffee. Sweet with a medium palate.
drsordr (1732) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at Natifest 2013. Pours opaque black. Nose syrupy malt, slight booze, dark fruit, and roast. Taste strong roast, chocolate, and nice bitter finish. Smooth mouthfeel.
Emeister84 (1706) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of roasty malts, chocolate, vanilla, and nutty tones. Dark brown-black with a small, tan head. Mostly dry with hints of malty sweetness, quite a savory beer. Medium-full bodied with average carbonation, and finishes with pleasant, clean, roasty flavors.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Hunaphu Day. Black pour with a creamy tan head. Nose displays creamy chocolate, vanilla beans, espresso and earth. Nicely melded flavors that mimicked the aroma. Medium heavy bodied and low carbonation