Idiosynkrasie (8212) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2017 DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours thick jet black with 1-finger tan head and concentric lace rings that stay around forever. Nose is roasty chocolate malt, corn flakes, oaky whisky, cacao, prune. Tastes rich, dry, complex, with a roasty chocolate malt flavor, cacao, blackberry, oaky port, hops, and black cherry notes. Well hidden alcohol. This one is very good, and an example of barrel aging done the correct way, the best beer by Full Pint, and proof that these guys are on their way up the ladder.
355ml bottle [A big thanks to David!]. Jet black colour with small, thick, creamy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, beige to tan head. Sweet-ish, dark malty aroma, notes of treacle, molasses, some chocolate, a touch of vanilla, nut liqueur. Taste is sweet-ish, slightly roasty, dark malty, hints of molasses, treacle, a nuttily touch, minimally dry, woody overtones, a touch of warming alcohol in the finish; full body, viscous texture, smooth and soft, creamy palate. Larry_Duffman (618) - - OCT 30, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours black with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate and whiskey. The taste is chocolate, whiskey, and rye. The alcohol is there. It's pretty well hidden for the content. This is pretty smooth. It's heavy on the chocolate. I was hoping for something a little more complex. It's good though. Jrwhitney6 (516) - - OCT 3, 2017
Pour into snifter a black color with a light brown half a finger head - perfect looking. Not getting any rye or whisky on the nose - mostly chocolate with a touch of alcohol. The chocolate really comes through on the taste, with a little booze and a touch of rye on the finish. It's very chewy - really lingers, almost food like. Good stuff.
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Nice rich dark malt. Taste is of dried figs, and slight dark chocolate. Not too thick. Not too boozy for a 11% Ewr. beastiefan2k (4191) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2017
12oz capped bottle. No date. No idea what brewery this is. Black body, mediun tan head. Aroma had lots of barrel and spicy rye. Very woody with lots of spicy rye. Woody dry black malts. Lightly evaporating alcohol. Dry. Flavor is similarly dry but not acrid black malts with bitter malts and strong spicy elements. No strong alcohol. Very drying and not big but alcohol present.
MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Poured from 33 oz. growler.
Opaque, brown-black with a thin, fine tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, licorice and pumpernickel.
Taste of dark bakers' chocolate, black licorice, roasted malt, rye and whiskey.
Full body and low/medium carbonation with a rich mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jsporrer (1146) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin tan ring. Medium carbonation with plenty of lacing. Very pleasant roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Starts out smooth with a roasted flavor followed by some earth and wood notes. Finish is a bit dry and lightly bitter. Hides the alcohol well. OK but not great. vipinvelp (4580) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
Trade w/ Mark. Dark ruby, towards black. Light brown lacing, lasting foam head. Strong roasted aroma, whiskey tones. Nice whiskey notes in taste, light chocolate, bitterness and reasted coffee. Decent drink. (Velp 201606) deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours near black with a thick brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with a bit of bitter dark grain and a rye whiskey bite supporting. Flavor has a nice combination of roasted malts and rye whiskey with a bitter, dry dark grain backbone. jackl (8557) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Deyholla. Deep brown pour with a prominent creamy tan head. Nose is spicy as rich. Rye and toasty cereal. Some pepper. Dark chocolate. Rich and supple body. Mellow spice and sharp dark chocolate. Wood and Pepper. Light caramel. Nicely executed. Substantial without being flabby. Alright.