drowland (9057) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Black pour with a nice tan head. Good aroma, lightly nutty, loads of coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, some cream, doughy. Great flavor, light nuttiness, smooth, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, candi sugar, roasted malts, coffee, cream, doughy. Tasty stuff! This is one of those beers I always thought I had already had... glad to have tried it finally! Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Pours inky dark void with mocha head. The aroma is mostly roasty malts, rich coffee goodness, burnt malts, black strap molasses and dark chocolate. The taste is smooth rich and roasty. I get dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, burnt malts and sweet yet singed black strap molasses. Just below those notes lurks the likes of dark roasted coffee, some mild oak notes and a thin river of sweet rum. Lovely nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2011
22oz bottle pours an oily, opaque black with a cloudy, tan head. Nose is chocolate, wood pulp, vanilla, nuts, light coffee, malty. Flavor is sweet, licorice, chocolate, coffee, toasted bread. Full bodied, lightly astringent finish. BuckeyeBoy (8466) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2015
375ml bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate milk black licorice and some nuts. Taste is as the nose with lots of roast malts thick rich chocolate milkshake and a nice touch of booze. jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Sample @ RBWG Tampa Epic Hotel Share. Thanks to whoever brought this! Deep brown pour with a small tan head. Nose is full of chocolate syrup. Mellow earthy charred grain. Flavor skews sweet. Nice chocolate. Pretty oily and chewy. Brown sugar. Light bitter roast. Full bodied. Good sipper.
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Growler sample shared by some of the other C-Bus bastardos at DLD 2010. Black pour with a thin tan head. Nose of chocolate and nuts with some dark fruit as well. Nutty and malty flavor with a big chocolate and roast finish. Wasn’t sure about the walnuts, but the dimension they add to this beer really makes it stand out amongst others in the category. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
22. Sweet. Pours jet black with ruby edges and no head lace or legs. Huuuuge burnt toast nose with tons of coffee and chocolate. Sticky thick body. Ash, coffee, roast, and prunes on the midpalate. Long dry roasty finish. Idiosynkrasie (7952) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2017
375ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average, thick, creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, beige to tan head. Chocolately and nuttily, dark malty aroma, earthy hints of walnut, a touch of molasses. Taste is roasty dark malty, chocolately and nuttily, hints of molasses, a touch of liquorice, hoppy and roasty bitterness, earthy nuttiness; oily texture, smooth and soft palate. Lacks some depth. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle via a trade. Pours really thick with a minimal fleeting head. That said the body coats glass like iodine. Aroma is nutty, coffee, vanilla and licorice. Decently boozy. Flavors are boozy with notes of ash, tobacco, roast and nuts. Oily mouthfeel, light bubbles and very thick.
Just a bit dull for what I was expecting. Flavors didn’t jump out. Sledutah (7833) - Utah, USA - MAY 14, 2011
22oz bottle (#89/192) thanks to SS 2010
Appearance: Poured black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, brown sugar, coffee and nutty
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, metallic and nutty