hoptron_3000 (2) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2017 does not count
So happy to see these two (one?) breweries collaborate. The beer looks decent on paper but was lacking in body. Left a funny aftertaste. ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2016
12 oz bottle. Dark brown, creamy head. Sweetish aroma and flavor is coffee, chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit. Molasses as well. Creamy feel, plenty boozy. Finishes hot and roasty. Pretty good, a little weird, and probably slightly higher than needed ABV-wise. hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle... Pours pitch-black with a small, creamy, cappuccino-colored head. The aroma is a rich swirl of chocolate crème, molasses, licorice, vanilla and a wee splash of espresso. Full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor features deeply roasted malts accompanied by black chocolate-espresso mocha. Finishes with moderately bitter charcoal and acrid notes in the finish. I’m picking up basically none of the seven special adjuncts - maybe the cocoa, I suppose. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94! Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Last of the Adventure Pack. Sigh. And the next to the last pre AB DB beer left in the fridge. OK, first off, I didn’t catch any of the fun stuff they threw in here. I just had a delicious imperial stout. Poured black, dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, molasses, dark fruit. Flavor matched. Tasty as all get out. Loved it. HourGlass13 (1046) - North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2016
Black pour with a nice brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee notes. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit, some light coffee. Body is full with good carbonation. Finishes with big dark fruit, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt. Nice.
JDBaker11058 (2351) - Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2016
appearance: dark brown, half a finger of creamy tan head quickly fading, leaving minimal lacing. aroma: intoxicating nose--dark chocolate, molasses, caramelized hazelnuts, coffee, toast, and subtle coconut. taste: blast of chocolate (milk chocolate, cocoa powder), some espresso, light vanilla, a hint of rye heat. finish: growing alcohol warmth, some boozy wood notes, then some surprising and unwelcome tingling minerality at the very end. notes: Smelled awesome, tasted a bit better than average, but the palate was mediocre. Too mineral and, at least the bottle I had, the carb was way too high for such a big beer. Really enjoyed the idea behind it, and execution was fair, but I confess I was hoping for a bit more. Bottle from the Beer & Wine Cellar in Rockville, Maryland.
callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Dark brown-black body, medium sized tan head, decent lacing. Roast, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, light coffee, oak, and earth. Medium to full bodied, moderate sweetness, gentle bitterness, soft carbonation with a semi-silky feel, rounded, but bold finish. Nickls (2607) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle. Jet black with a khaki head. Dark roast, toast, cocoa, savory ink and malt aromas. Toast, ink, dark roast, salt, umami, cocoa powder and espresso burnt finish. Medium slick and viscous. Darwenus (1159) - Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Pours very dark, chocolate brown with hardly any head. The aroma is candied fruit, coffee, molasses, chocolate. The flavor adds a mild but distinctly herbal, tangy hop burn in the finish. The 10.5% ABV is all over the nose and tongue. This is a very big beer. Maverick34 (3304) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottled. Could definitely taste the algae. Well not really. Poured deep brown with beige head. Vaguely fruity and malty scent. Some molasses, dark chocolate. Pretty well done.