Idiosynkrasie (8198) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2015 dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap better weather fest: App: s black with thick tan head. Aroma of malts and roast with a sweet brown sugar marshmallow back end. Taste is aroma but not as sweet with a bit of barrel oak coming through. Palate is thick and chewy. great winter beer. quite nice.
500ml bottle. Jet black colour with small, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, dark beige head. Vinous, slightly alcoholic aroma, notes of blue grapes and dark berries, slightly chocolately basis, oaky overtones. Taste is vinous, minimally alcoholic, notes of red wine, blue grapes, dark berries, a tannic touch, hint of oak, a bitter-spicy touch of fruit parings; the moderately sweet chocolately basis gains more ground in the last third, supplanting the tart partitions of the red wine flavours. Warming alcoholic finish expands into deeper gullet regions. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle sample at the tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 2/5/15. Darkest brown pour with a thick light brown head. Aroma of red wine, tart grape and roast. Tart grape flavor with light chocolate notes before a roasty finish. More wine than beer, but not bad. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Tasted on 2/11/15 from a capped bottle, thanks to Alex for sharing. Pours completely opaque, nearly black with a thin tan head that leaves thin, wispy lace. The nose is really a really interesting blend of funky vinous oak with traditional roasted dark chocolate and coffee malt, with just a touch of vanilla richness. The flavor is all red wine up front, moving to tons of funk, with the vanilla, molasses, and bitter dark chocolate on the back. The body is full with light carbonation and a long, very funky vinous and bitter roasted finish. fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015
arminjewell (9727) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (pre-Christmas tasting ) by chriso - London ].
[ As Cismontane Black Dusk ].
ABV: 8.5%. Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, sweet wood - berry, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, soy sauce, sweet wood - berry, roasted, prunes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, thick black pour with dark tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, molasses, some red fruit and wine notes into a bit of cocoa powder, roast, some slight spice. Taste is a mix of big dark fruit, toffee, molasses into a bit of red wine, oak, some slight vanilla into a hint of astringent berry, slight earthy tones, finishing slightly tart, slightly roasted.
Theydon_Bois (21425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle split at LKS ’Beers of London’ Tasting, high up, 10/12/14.
Black with moderately appointed tan spotting and edgeing.
Nose is rich malt tones, dark chocolate, spice, biscuit, red berry fruits.
Taste comprises rich dark fruit lickss, toffee, chcolate, spice, red berry linger.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterings in the close.
Decent BA impy - good balance, easy to drink. marcus (10866) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and roasted malt aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses and chocolate flavor with a dry slightly sour wine finish. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s Christmas tasting. ThanksLeighton for this one I believe. It pours a clean brown color with ruby edges and a small creamy tan head. Slightly sour fruity juicy light roasted light brownies. Not sure of infected, certainly drinkable and reasonably pleasant Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s pre-Christmas tasting. Label says 8.5%. Pours clear, black-brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma holds tangy dark malts, dark berries, mild cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with gooey, ripe and tangy berries, dark fruits, suggestions of something a little buggy and funky, a bit of chocolate, burnt wood, earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming and chewy on the finish, a little tannic, with notes of cocoa, roast, charred wood and earth, dried and leathery dark fruits. Pretty good. mR_fr0g (13978) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s winter tasting 8/12/2014. thick dark opaque back coloured pour with a fleeting light tan head. Aroma is coco nibs, soft choc, light berry, little brett funk on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of nutty chocolate, coco nibs, funky brett funk, pineapple, musty. Palate is medium full bodied, soft carbonation, spicy, tart edge. Linger coco and tart berry. A bit odd but it kinda works.