BierMeHoos (644) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2017 Emeister84 (2580) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, and licorice. Black with ruby highlights and a moderately retaining tan head. Slightly sweet, roasty, and bitter. Full bodied, creamy, with moderate carbonation, strong but not boozy, and finishes with a warm, sweet roastiness.
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 12 ounce bottle.
Appearance is midnight black in color with a dark tan head on top. Aroma is chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, and a touch of smoke. There is almost a milk stout thing going on, but far more rich. The finish is a touch of booze and vanilla. Taste is brown sugar and molasses, with a bit of a burnt bread flavor, and the finish is coffee. Palate is medium thick in body, carbonation is high, but not effervescent, carbonic bite in the finish. Overall a real good beer. Drinks a little more like an impy stout, but not quite as heavy. Very good!! edgallow (4473) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Draft pours black with a tan head. Aroma of bread, chocolate and licorice. Taste is coffee, chocolate and a little funk ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Poured from the tap at the Distillery in Savannah, Georgia. The appearance is a clear midnight black color with a small tan colored head. The aroma is full on roasted malt. The taste matches the nose plus some molasses and licorice in the background. Maverick34 (3304) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Bottled. Deep brown black pour. Unapologetically chocolatey with some coffee. Nothing fancy but very good kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a small wispy brown head. The nose is chocolate, coffee, licorice, roasted malt, and a bit of burnt caramel. The flavor is pretty decent, on the sweeter side, with some heavy chocolate and caramel notes. Some licorice and roasted malt, along with a slight hint of alcohol on the finish. Medium bodied and just a touch clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Fairly solid effort.
bytemesis (9208) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear reddish black, small beige head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is roast, molasses, anise, dark bread and a hint of smoke. Flavor is medium sweet, very light bitter, roasty and black licorice. Medium body, creamy, pretty nice. SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Almost opaque dark brown with a small tan head.
Sweet, nutty cocoa aroma.
The flavor is lightly sweet with chocolate and coffee notes.
smooth, medium body. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Thin tan head over a mostly black body that left light lacing. Aroma dominated by roasted malts with residual notes of smoke and chicory. Earthy flavor of dark rye bread with a touch of caramel sweetness. Hops show up briefly early on but seem to have disappeared while savoring the aftertaste. Modestly carbonated, full bodied mouthfeel and a lasting finish. TheBeachBeers (16) - - JAN 19, 2017
Hints of caramel and coffee in the aroma. Powerful, astringent finish with a creamy texture. Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Black, with brown foam. Smells chocolatey, vanilla, and lightly bourbon-y. Taste is fudge, vanilla, some boozt notes, and a hint of, I don’t know, banana? I’m going with banana.