kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Black is the night devoid of stars.
Black glides effortlessly down the throat, velvety-sweetness not to be overlooked.
Cold and absinthe, warm and dark.
This winter is brought to you by this collaboration and artistic form.
Just the right balance of carbonation at low temps to dance... Taste the dark chocolate and cocoa nibs. A dark at the back of the tongue perfection.
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draft at blue monk, medium bodied black pour, aromas & flavors of chcolate, roasted malts, hint of coffee. Solid chocolate porter vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan bubbles of head. Chocolate and smokey/roasty malt aromas. Light smoke and roasted malt flavors. Finish is very dry. annunz123 (967) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Chocolate, coffee, nuts, and smoke in the aroma. Flavor has chocolate and coffee. Roast coffee bitterness and a little cherry cough drop fruit in the finish. Fine effort from a solid brewery. LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, roasted espresso beans, coffee beans, dark fruits, vanilla. Flavor of sweet dark malts, licorice, nougat, roasted malt, chocolate malt. Flavor is a little sweeter and less coffee-heavy than the aroma. Slightly boozy, definitely a heavy palate. Nice beer, could use more coffee in the flavor though.
SombreroKitty (9) - Union, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a thin tan head and dies down quickly. Aroma is strong coffee and chocolate and the tiniest bit of raisin. The taste is similar and the biggest thing is bitter chocolate with a hint of coffee, and a nose of chocolate. However, palate is a little thin and there is definitely a sticky sweetness that persists. Pretty good overall, but the sweetness knocks it down a few pegs for me. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
This one poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate, dark roasted malt, and booze. Flavor was similar, pretty smooth but a bit boozy. kassner (1691) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Big tan head and lots of lacing. Cola colored body, creamy with light smoke and quite medicical. Not much sense of chocolate. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
22oz bomber from Lacey Spirits. Pours a dark brown color with amber hues, and a small creamy tan head. Aroma or dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, and a hint of vanilla. Taste of ash, bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee grounds, caramel malt, and vanilla. Decent MacBoost (1939) - Victor, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bomber from the grocery store. Fucken A. Pours a silky black with a minimal tan head. Intense aromas of coffee roast and chocolate. Taste is bitter malt, some alcoholic heat. Tastes like a chocolate mocha. But super dry, very little residual sugar. Finishes a bit hot. Palate is a touch on the watery side. Good beer overall though.