anders37 (24652) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a creamy tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty creamy chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of coffee.
mcberko (16023) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and some chocolate. Flavours of dark roasted malt, followed by espresso and light cocoa. Surprisingly rich and complex - I didn’t expect this. Very good.
bhensonb (14615) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells toasty, but lightly so. Deep brown, with a head that ran away at once. Starts with toasted malt, develops some sweetness, followed by a hint of sour, and not a lot of bitterness. There is something uncommon, and I guess that’s the cream aspect. Very smooth mouthfeel, but there’s a slight burst of sour, if you swish it around. This is really something that stands alone. The aftertaste is a combination of sour and bitter - but low levels, and it’s just very good and uncommon.
Ratman197 (14054) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear deep dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and hints of carmel and charcoal. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, bitter chocolate and hints of vanilla and charcoal with a smooth lingering charcoal finish.
Ferris (13810) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Dark roast malts. Jet black with a nice light brown head. Lots of roast, some dark fruit and burnt toast. Nice bitterness and a long finish. Nice.
argo0 (13752) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Brown-black body with creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cream, roasty coffee, light chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, cream, coffee, light chocolate. Smooth medium body.
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a descent-sized tan head and fair lacing. Aroma of chcolate and roasted malts. Flavor of coffee and dark chocolate with a dry, carbonated mouthfeel.
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. This one poured all head. Settled into a dark reddish / brown color. Aromas of chocolate, roast, light caramel and light smoke. Tastes of bitter chocolate, roast and coffee.
daknole (10923) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brewdad, thanks for the extra! Porus a dark brown with a small/medium tan head. Aroma has nice roasted notes with chocolate, and some notes of heavy whipping cream. Flavor has some sweetness, chocolate, roasted malt and a slight sweet coffee finish. Good beer.
hopscotch (10903) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... NTB Ernesto Festo ’06... Drank this one while checking out the beach around 10 AM, September 1st. The beach, from the dune to low-tide water (80 yards) is completely flat, damp and hard. Looks like khaki-colored glass. Surreal... post WWIII looking. Dry sand blowing up the beach (south to north) like snow blowing across the highway during a cold, dry winter storm. Eerie, but cool looking! Anyway, the brew... it pours pitch black with a small, fizzy, light brown head. Very rich, chocolaty nose with lots of toasted nuts and heavy molasses. The flavor matches the aroma with an additional touch of caramel. Nearly full-bodied and very creamy with lively carbonation. Toasty, moderately bitter, lightly tangy finish. Better than expected. Thanks kenb!