WeeHeavySD (3408) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2018
Bottle friend opened while playing gloomhaven. Black pout with tan head. Taste is rich and and chocolatey. Wonderful mouth feel and damn yummy taste. sonnycheeba (6751) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle at RB winter gathering SD. Pours deep dark brown. Aroma and flavor are chocolate, vanilla, roast, and some earthy bitterness. Medium body. bhensonb (16257) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2018
Bottle from Tavour. Pours dark brown with a transient tan head. Aroma is treacle, even some brown sugar, a touch of chocolate. Possibly a hint of chilies. Med body or so. Flavor is a subtle mix of flavors. Mostly what was in the aroma, but the chilies are more forward, yet hardly strong. Chocolate is the most persistent accompaniment of the dark treacle. Smooth. Sophisticated. Excellent. marcus (11075) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2018
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a transient tan head and a treacle, .chocolate and chili pepper aroma. There is a subtly strong dark molasses flavor with some chocolate and a hint of pepper that stays on the palate. BeerandBlues2 (14522) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 28, 2018
Bottle shared by Ferris. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention. Moderate roast and chocolate malt, dates and figs, brown sugar and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Ferris (17946) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2018
Bottle - Light ginger and spice and chocolate. Jet brown with a rich beige head. Chocolate, spice and a long sweet finish. Travlr (27125) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2018
RBWG 2018 Grand Tasting. Dark clear brown color. Aroma of dark milk chocolate. Taste is smooth chocolate. Sarlacc83 (2514) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2018
A: Dull black with a huge mocha head.
N: Chillies, molasses, coffee, cocoa, and soot. Touch of cinnamon and vanilla. Minerals and sulfur. Very earthy as well.
T: A bit spicy, fairly sweet, and quite bitter and roasty. The chillies are pretty faint; certainly nothing burning.
M: Medium body, with no alcohol, and soft carbonation.
O: Had high expectations for this after the Matroyshka but it falls short. Think it's the mineral nature of this that detracts. pinkzambia (2124) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2018
Bottle: Dark black with a tan head. Amazing aroma of chocolate with a tangy choco flavor. IndianaRed (5291) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2018
On Tap dark brown black. Thin tan short lived head. Mild dark roast aromas with some piney hop notes. Smooth dark chocolaty and licorice flavors. Smooth body. Lingering pine hop bitterness.