papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017 WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, - SEP 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the GCBF. Dark with a slight ruby hue. Webby. Aroma is very muted, with malt and chocolate/coffee if you really, really reach. Flavour is nondescript British malt and hops with slight coffee notes. Inoffensive.
Appearance: Pours a nice black body with a thick, persistant 3 finger head.
Smell: Burnt malt notes, roastedness, hints of chocolate.
Taste: Smooth & creamy, a bit on the light side. More subdued than the aroma.
Mouthfeel: Active carbonation (fresh tasting) with roasted malt and a dark chocolate finish. Very slight bitterness (coffee?).
jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Deep dark brown coloured body with a lighter brown at the bottom and a thinnish, single centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of funky permanent marker, sour grapes, metal, mushrooms, alcohol and more bitter funk - not so pleasant. Medium-bodied; Rich malty flavour at first with a big sweetness from caramel and toffee and a lot of unfinished molasses and brown sugar notes as well. Aftertaste shows a rich coffee and chocolate overtone, but the malt still hits hard. Overall, a decent beer that shows some good characteristics, but probably hasn’t aged much over time, but at least, kept it’s profile and robustness. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle, purchased from Sherbrooke Liqours in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 27-December-2008 on my last trip to Western Canada, sampled a few hours before leaving back out West [Canada], sampled at home in Washington on 04-June-2015, and yes, this bottle is 6.5 years old. DCLawyer (2843) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2015
Backlog. Bottle share at Travlr’s. Medium brown with moderate lite tan head. Roasted malt, caramel, plums, earth. Hint of floral hops. Mild. Dull. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Tepid chestnut with light white ring. Barky licorice nose, earthy, bitter and well-attenuated. Flat body, thin with absolutely no carbonation, nutty earth front palate, soft chocolate and coffee bean mid, balanced and stale, dull if slightly nuanced.
Drank from bottle. Nutty, chocolates, Malts. Aroma much the same. Ends s little bitter. Not too vad
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GenDV138 (7277) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by iphonephan. Dark brownish color with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, roast, butterscotch. Tastes of roast, caramel, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish. BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and chocolate malt with dates and vanilla. Flavor is dark malt, light earthy hops and dates with a dry finish. Light body and carbonation. solidfunk (8941) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Light roast. A little watery in consistency. Dark brown pour and not much head or lacing. A little smoke. Light bitter finish with some sourness. Bottle thanks to iPhonephan Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
It was poured from a bottle and has the color of brown with an ecru head The aroma is almost metallic and the taste is thin with a coffee flavor and a metallic aftertaste Iphonephan (6985) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Nutty nose. Flavors of cocoa. Relatively thin bodied. Smooth finish.