kevinator (2796) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Big and bold as expected. Great toasty aroma. Strong hints of vanilla and chocolate. Smooth and heavy. Alcohol was well-hidden. mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Crowler shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. Huge Thanks to Phil! A viscous mahogany brown coloured pour with no head. Aroma is sweet praline, cakey malts, cinnamon, vanilla, light spice. Flavour is composed of bitter roasted barley, hint of ash, praline. Palate is medium full bodied, . Lingering bitter coffee and harsh roast. Andrew196 (2015) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Draft at growlers - Pours jet black, dark beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, very big and inviting, some vanilla too. Beautifully creamy on the tongue, lactose, milk chocolate, dessert coffee, traces of roasted nuttiness and toffee that came together very well, delicious! rougeau13 (3229) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2016
On tap at Flying Saucer Sugar Land. Very black with a large, thick, heavily lacing brown head. Rich but bitter coffee and dark chocolate taste, and cocoa and vanilla aroma. Full bodied and creamy smooth. Nicely done. Dessert-like, but not too sweet. DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Crowler sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Dark brown. Chocolate, roast, coffee, caramel, hops, nuts, licorice. Sweet and bitter.
onceblind (10700) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Black pour with very little light tan head, with a stern nose of imperial Russian roast, dark licorice, dark cocoa, and a whisper of over roasted coffee. Big full flavor with lots of roast, deep dark black malt earthy sweetness, some bittersweet cocoa, more roast and psudo chocolaty darkness, and a bit of booze warmth. BeerRenter76 (1043) - Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Aromas and flavors of coffee, with hints of dark fruit,chocolate and booze. Jet black with a tan head, and a thick almost syrupy body. Overall it was a pretty decent brew. SudsMcDuff (8523) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
on draft a few times .. . black .. coco headring .. skateboard .. . cooking chocolate, tar, burnt coco powder .. . abv is well masked .. good stuff, needs to go deeper .. . .You’re fruit salad Vince, we all know that. MosquitoPilot (17) - Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours almost black with substantial dark tan head that leaves a lovely lacing as you drink it. Nose is ROASTY with a bit of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted malt and cacao nibs with a bit of coffee and vanilla. A tremendously big malty brew with well hidden alcohol. dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Note to myself on this ones was "crazy bitter chocolate", which I think sums it up quite nicely. Dark beer, dark head, dark flavor and aroma. Monstrous. Or perhaps that should be Vulgar.