yespr (47115) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
From nitro tap at the brewpub. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Roasted dark malty, liqourice and dark breadish. Dark breadish malty, ague liqourice. Chocolate and rye bread. Dry and malty finish. nimbleprop (8720) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Sampled at the brewpub. Pours an oily, opaque black with some creamy beige head. Nose is right on the money, sickly sweet, licorice, malty, burnt sugar, nuts, caramel. Flavor is similar, heavy sugar, heavy licorice, coffe liqueur, brown sugar, soy, syrupy. Full bodied, sweet finish. I thought this was perfect. They aimed for something and nailed it. Not my favorite style, but they accomplished what they set out for. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Draft. Creamy tan head, nice lacing, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some lactose, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, lactose, light anise. Creamy/smooth medium body. lamas (1655) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Draft. Came to the table an opaque black with a smallish creamy mocha head that left rings of lacing down the side of the glass. The aroma was dominated by sweet caramel maltiness, toasted grains, roasted coffee, cocoa, and dark chocolate. Went down medium-bodied and quite smooth. The taste was semi-sweet upfront with plenty of caramel maltiness and a little cocoa here and there. The finish was bitter with lots of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Hints of brown sugar throughout. A little alcohol warmth was evident all the way through. Solid.