alobar (3759) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours coal black with no head. Aroma of lactose, chocolate, coffee. Sweet chocolate and vanilla flavor with hint of coffee. Very nice beer. fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
Draught at Řlbaren, CopenhagenGregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
Black color with creamy brownish head. Nice aroma, milk chocolate and cocoa. Very nice mouthfeel, round and smooth, with a good body strength; very pleasant chocolate flavor, with moderate residual sweetness, correct bitterness, with hidden hop qualities, some resins; long and balanced final.
Very drinkable, excellent result.
Bottle. Deep dark chocolate-brown with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is rich and sweet, with chocolate and cream, a hint of espresso, and some burnt caramel. Body isn’t quite as big as the Dark Water beers, but is still substantial. Flavour is just a smidge too sweet, but still a good combo of chocolate, vanilla, coffee & cream, with nice notes of dark roasted coffee beans and slightly charred cocoa beans in the finish. Jabic (564) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Ar: Light charcoal and some tart and herbal notes.
Ap: Deep brown, opaque - small light tan head with medium-low retention, leaving a very thin ring with some hazy foam.
T: Chocolate and char - dark malt bitterness, with some burnt coffee - medium-low sweetness, malt sharpness - bitterness is medium-low - finish is roast.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Some interesting flavors, but it doesn’t quite come together - too sharp, overall. RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours a stark black, with faint glints of sunset red/orange. Head is nutty ivory, and short but lacey. Nose is of roasted malts, grainy oats, light coffee. Taste starts with smooth and earthy roasted malts, with light caramel, toffee, and smooth cream. Very little bitterness coming through, but nice earthy hops make a balanced appearance on the finish. Palate is smooth, and medium, very drinkable.
jhgrantjr (473) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Poured from bottle, a dark brown color. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor was bitter, not sweet. Not a lot going on.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ebone1988 (1856) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Aroma is sweet, chocolate malt. Appearance is dark bron, one-finger beige head. Taste is sweet,, vanilla and chocolate, nice bitter coffee taste. Mouthfeel is perfect, thick and creamy. atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Colour is black. Is smells of chocolate with a roasted note. Taste begins with chocolate but then quickly turns into roasted cocoa bean finish of which I found delightful. There could have been a little more to this beer but for the most part I enjoy it. We are friends now. magsinva (1241) - Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle from TWM Sterling - Entering old ratings from October and November 2012, reviews to come... Eventually... scarletfire65 (1458) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Black pour. Aroma of light roast and chocolate. The flavor is similar, with an ashy bitter finish. Medium bodied with good lactose sweetness. Doesn’t stand out, lacks complexity.