Guerde (1297) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Dark Horizon’s little brother. Pours black with a dark tan head that leaves a ring around the glass. Aroma is strong of piney hops, but also some roasted malt and coffee make an appearance as well. Taste is somewhat bitter initially then changes to a nice roasted malt taste along with some good chocolate. Good mouthfeel.
sthlm (1289) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle, big thanks to Guerde] Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is potent with hops and roasted malt really jumping out. Some chocolate also in there. Taste is predominantly hops up front, but then fades away into roasted malt and chocolate. Long finish. Thick mouthfeel. Very well done.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9-15 D-Metal night time finisher. Hammertime glues me to the couch...ehhhhhh bedtime. Far from epic - rather average to above-average impy stout. Pretty nicely done, but missing a whole lot of depth, flavor, elegance, and "mmppphhhhh" (sound effect).
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted with jarspag at the end of a random sunday death metal. Expected a bit more from this beer, but a good session brew for sure. Bottled, PP Bottle Shop. Silky black with a smaller, extremely dark chocolate head. Roasted malt aroma with lots of sweet chocolate and bitterness and touch of vanilla. Flavor is very straightforward, nothing that leaves you intrigued & trying to analyze the tones. A good dose of hops puts a subtle bittering finish to it with lots of carbonation. Minimal lingering on the palate. Hammertime.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black body, good-sized dark tan head, roasty nose. Excellent espresso flavors with sweet dark chocolate and some hints of hoppy bitterness. Nice.
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a nice mocha head that dissapates. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, baileys irish cream. Very clean and bright.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, dark mahogany with a virtually black center. Small dark khaki head quickly gives way to a patchy, thin film. A minimal, sudsy microfilm of lacing clings to the glass. Aroma is nice, with melted dark chocolate, coffee liquor, vanilla, and a little oak. Alcohol is quite detectable on the nose, though not at all offensive. The flavor starts out with big-time rich, creamy, decadent mocha up front. Its almost like a nice Irish Coffee, but less boozy. Smoothing vanilla and oatmeal add to the velvety taste and texture. The beer finishes with moderately bitter coffee and cream, with a nice herbal hoppy kick. The mouthfeel is damn near perfect. Medium-full body that is immeasurably smooth and easy to drink. Awesome beer!
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to maniac for this one. Decided that after the horrifying Ace Perry that I needed to totally reset my palate. This did the trick nicely. Pours motor oil black, thick dark tan head. Aroma is fantastic, a blend of deep chocolate, a bit of coffee, and that pepsin thing I like. Flavor was dark chocolate, faint coffee, faint raisin, with a fantastic creamy mouthfeel. Flavor lingered nicely as well. Great beer.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small head. Strong chocolate, molasses and a touch of bitter hops. Notes of vanilla. Very smooth and pleasing mouthfeel and palate. Fine example of Scandinavian craftsmanship! Thanks for sharing Jordo!
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2008 bottle. jet black out of the bottle. pours a nice thick black with a 1/4" brown/tan head which is reduced to a thin lacing around the glass. aromas of chocolate, coffee and hops. very smooth on the palate with a full body and minimal carbonation. sweet on the back of the mouth with a nice rich malt finish. very enjoyable.