Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Sampled at Rob and Jef’s sigep bbq 2011 courtesy of Todd. Beautiful clear chestnut pour with brown highlights and ring of tan head. Notes of cocoa, roast, chocolate, dark earthiness. Bitter tobacco finish. It was certainly good, but not worth the $15 pricetag. hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2011
bottle at dak’s 9/5/10.
walnuty stained brown color with some reddish hints at the edges. a soft tan head lasts as a film.
roasty ashy nose also has notes of chocolate, toasted nuts and sark dried fruit.
the flavor is like roast and ash meet vanilla creams. bitter cocoa finish. crisp light-medium body. a little too easy drinking... 7/4/8/3/16 DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle from the kantastic Pantanap. Pours with generous head. Below sits a super dark, deep, yet shiny mahogany-like color. Dessertish and nutty aromas lift from the glass, maybe a touch of must, coffee, whipped cream, hazelnuts, and a touch of roasted malt around the edges. Flavors again have a dessertish quality and a nutty character, like hazelnuts, with some creamy vibes going on as well. Its sweet to a point, but it doesn’t come across as overly sweet as the nutty qualities of the malts, the creaminess of the body, and the touch of hop bitterness in the finish make it all come together quite nicely. Very nice beer that I would probably drink a shit load of if it were easily attainable...which it isn’t...at least not for me... fml. arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle, thanks to Greg. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, some roast, coffee. Taste is sweet toffee, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and more sweet malt with a bitter finish, finishing slightly bitter. Good stuff. Tmoney99 (14615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. A smooth complex brew.
hallinghansen (3329) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle. Trade from SpencerDB, thanks a million. Pours dark brown with a medium longlasting light brown head. Aroma is cocoa, roasted malt, vanilla, Flavor is roasted malt, alcohol, bitter dark chocolate, The feeling in my mouth is like when I have just brushed my teeth with some really miny toothpaste. Quite weird, but I like it. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, raisins, some molases. Tastes of chocolate, licorice, some bitter hints, peppery on the finish. Enjoyable. drfabulous (8095) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2011
22 ounce thanks to TURDFERGUSON. Light body, not a heavy porter. Nice chocolate taste. Well balanced. Very enjoyable. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
Bomber received as an extra in a recent trade with JCB. Thanks again Jason!
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears almost black in the glass with mahogany edges when held to a light and a two finger light beige head. Very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with large rings and chunks of soapy lacing.
Deep roasted dark malt aroma with a ton of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee and coffee bean. Slightly smokey but not burnt smelling at all with hints of hazelnut, milk chocolate and subtle lactic cream.
Chewy full body with an excellent balance of bitter roasted and sweet malt notes. Subtle smoke character with hints of roasted coffee/espresso bean and burnt toast. Very roasted but not acrid tasting with some lactic cream mid-palate that adds complexity and mouthfeel. The roasted notes are countered and excellently balance by hints of milk and dark chocolate, toffee, oatmeal and hazelnut. Although there is plenty of roast, this beer is bursting through with lots of luscious, silky chocolate and is incredibly well balanced. The ABV is excellently masked without a trace of alcohol heat, making this beer dangerously drinkable.
This is one of the best examples of the style that I’ve ever had and I highly suggest seeking it out. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle shared by someone at Oakquinox. Pours with a near black body and a small tan head. Aromas of raisins, tobacco, dark fruit and a bit earthy. Flavors are dark fruits, earthy, tobacco, lightly vinous and estery. Creamy, medium bubbles.