darb85 (287) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016 michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, somewhat thin disappear tan head, light aroma of roasted grain and hint of chocolate. Flavor is balance of roasted malt, chocolate and hops. Moderately complex and interesting. Mouthfeel is slightly thick and a little velvety. Finish lingering hop bitterness and a strange sweet aftertaste that I could do without, and that’s probably the main weakness for me. Still, a nice IS.
Smells like creme. A bit sweet. Decent though. Would drink again. A little thin. BlindGuardianco (90) - - NOV 26, 2015
A bit of an odd beer, tate a bit like cold medicine, smells like a dessert, a bit bitter, nice body, would bit abating to share but too much for a pint altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
2/19/2009 7:23:26 AM In Northfield, MA. Dark brown body with oak head. Sweet and malty nose. Taste of caramel, chocolate and oats. Hoppy as well. Nice and toasty. Very good. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Black color. One finger of light brown frothy/creamy head. Retention is lacking and just a wisp or two of lacing are left.
4.0 S: Roasted malts and chocolate up front. Oats are powerful in this and add their trademark oat aroma. Complex layers of caramel and molasses. Fairly simple, but very nice.
4.0 T: Taste is just as good. Roasted malts, semisweet chocolate, and oats are the strongest with nearly as much caramel and molasses.
4.25 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy and super smooth.
4.0 D: Very tasty beer. Good for a Friday night.
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DavoleBomb, May 09, 2014 60minuteman (1743) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle from cellar that’s been aging over three years. Sweet aroma. Is there a bit of fruit? Cedar, oat and nut, chocolate, barley, roasted malts. Diverse character. Flavor is leaning heavily towards sweet then roasted then bitter then sweet again. Interesting. Very good though and alcohol is very well disguised. Smooth and creamy. Medium body.
rouhlas (3620) - GREECE - JUL 3, 2015
650ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, some coffee, caramel, light bready, vanilla. Sweet and bitter taste. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation. italarican (1549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2015
2.5 year old bomber split with Jenny while we watched those episodes of Castle where they resolve the 3XK saga. Oily, moderately thick black pour, medium off white head. Aroma is subtly earthy but massively sweet dark chocolate with burnt nuts. Flavor is surprisingly ashy to start, moving on to sweet n’ luscious dark chocolate syrup, and finishing with toast and roasted nuts. Oily and velvety body, even if not thick. Roasted nuts and earthy chocolate lingers for miles. Quite nice! Travlr (25182) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Dark opaque brown color, almost black, thick beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, burnt espresso. Taste has rich cocoa, coffee, licorice. Very nice. Nekronos (4174) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 7, 2015
INteresting and nice one. Very thick and delicious. Quite fine to smell and enjoy in conversations. bytemesis (8537) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasty, molasses. Flavor is fully sweet, medium bitter, lots of molasses and some anise. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty solid.