jtclockwork (16831) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours black with light brown head. Nose/taste of dry cocoa, roast chocolate malt, dry roasted coffee, brine and some minerals. Finishes dry and roasty. Medium body. brokensail (16599) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Pours almost black in color with a finger of tan head. Smells rather salty. Nice roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavor has just a hint of bitterness. There’s really nice roastiness, good chocolate notes, light saltiness, and a hint of graham cracker. djd07 (15264) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a very dark brown with beige head. The aroma is brine, salt, soy sauce, roast. Thin mouth with strong roast, salt,vchocolate, dry finish. Ratman197 (15100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roastiness, coffee and saltiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roatiness, coffee, bitter chocolate, saltiness and light vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty finish. Tmoney99 (14747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle. Poured black color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark chocloate bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good beer.
kermis (14125) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours near black with dark biege head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, fudge, toffee, cocoa and light coffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. All of the aroma aspects come out in the palate with raisins, overripe red fruit and oyster saltiness on the side. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Fantastic for the low ABV. Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: Brownish-black pour with a medium light tan head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing. The aroma consists of earthy malt, molasses and chocolate. Light to medium body with a roasty character and flavors of malt, salted nuts and mild hops. The finish is semi-sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Above average overall. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of molasses, honey, macadamia nuts, chocolate, brine, and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, brine, roasted malt, nuts, salt, and coffee. j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle thanks to Paul at a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Roast and a bit of minerals on the nose, cocoa and roast, a touch of smoke. Sweet malty, roasty, minerals. Malty, sweet, more roast and a bit of salinity. Long creamy roast with a good bit of sweet char and caramel. deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours black with a creamy tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice light coffee and roasted malt note with a hint of creaminess. Flavor begins with roasted malts and mellows in to a creamy slightly sweet chocolate note.