DiarmaidBHK (5948) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle from unknown place. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Big artisanal sugar note on the nose. Lots of brown sugar and roasted malt on the tongue. Finished clean. Solid. jtclockwork (17381) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle - pours dark brown - nose/taste of chocolate, dark sugar (caramelized) and oak - medium body JStax (7226) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2016
22 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. Good retention. The beer is a pretty strong ashy presence. A little footy. Sweet and roasty. Big body and moderate carbonation. mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle dated 2/25/16 poured into a tulip glass..dark Darwenus (1160) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2016
brown with a medium off-white head..aroma of coffee,
toasted nuts,toffee..tastes like it smells..bit thin..just ok.
Pours very dark brown without much foam. The unrefined Haitian sugar is strong on the presence, and has a caramel/molasses quality. It’s there on the flavor, too, along with really rich, dark malts. Pecan and brown sugar notes, a little bit of cloves. Really very good.
Luvystypotables (2080) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2016
A great aroma of chocolate and raspberry with a hint of malt. Pours a dark black color with a taste of raspberry, chocolate and sweet malt. Medium body, with a sweet chocolate finish. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. RoAsted, chocolate, spice aromas. Roasted, sugar, chocolate and spice Flavors. DCLawyer (2914) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2016
2016 bomber from Dominion Wine and Beer, and a 2013 bomber shared by GenDV110+OT, tasted side by side. 2016: deep brown with tan head. A: roast coffee, chocolate malt, ash. T: bittersweet coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. decent. 2013: dark brown with minimal tan head. A: boozy malt, chocolate. T: strong caramel malt, chocolate, booze. Cellaring has turned it into more like an American strong ale. Rating is of the 2016. GenDV138 (7763) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2016
22 oz bottle (2016) shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Side by side with a 2013-ish bottle that had been rotting away in my cellar. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of licorice, cocoa, caramel. Tastes of licorice, cocoa, dark fruit, caramel, dark chocolate, roasty notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Ctplt777 (533) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Like a sweet dessert in a bottle. Reminds me of a caramel fudge brownie almost. Aroma is big sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, toffee and caramel. Pretty accurate to the what the label describes. Very sweet, but not cloying. Taste is big and chewy. Tons of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and toffee. Reminds me of a heath bar. Really tasty, and definitely on the sweeter side. Highly recommended if you like sweet porters and stouts. Cheers!