icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Solid porter; chocolate, and coffee flavors dominate with a dry, slightly bitter cocoa finish. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Great roasty and coffee flavors, great sweet body and rich and thick. Really dig it dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bomber shared with friends at Sybarite Pig. Super dark pour with a soft foamy head. Dark chocolate aroma mixed with a tiny bit of rolled oats. Really delicious and easy to drink. Borup (14446) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013.
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, burnt brown sugar, spice and nuts. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2013
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Pitch black colour, not much head. Aroma is liquorice, vanilla, some wood as well as mild toasted and earthy notes. Flavou ris roasted malts, wood, vanilla, mild alcohol as well as some fruity hops. Balanced, though the alcohol leaves a slight burn in the aftertaste.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
22oz bottle from GBX. pours a thick, syrupy, brown that sits black in the glass capped by a dense mocha head that leaves oily stains of lace. aroma is excellent with heavy dark chocolate, fudge brownies, roasted malts, and moist earth backed by intriguing and subtle notes of black cherry, blueberry, trail mix, and bitter espresso. flavor is outstanding with rich, dark roasted malts, coffee beans, dark chocolate cake, and light peat smoke up front backed by red wine, blueberry skins, and sweet molasses. palate is full bodied and rich but the lager yeast keeps it from being syrupy and adds a fluffy texture to the mouthfeel. overall, another winner from the Westbrook guys. Reynolds314 (3441) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2013
What a great beer. This brewery is doing things. Pours jet black with lasting creamy brown head. Aroma is cocoa, burnt toast, some herbal hoppiness, and light currants. Really great creamy thick and rich mouthfeel. Hugely drinkable for 10% because it isnt overly sweet. Awesome/. Leighton (21231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Session 1. Pours oily black with a thick, brown head. Lightly tangy dark malt nose. Medium to big sweet flavor with moderate roast, lots of dark sugars, dark bread, light chocolate, faint burnt wood. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Dark malt finish with dark cherries, some rich chocolate, modest earthy bitterness. Great stuff. Pyrmir (6078) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
On tap @CBC13. Black with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste follows; roasted malt, chocolate and a bit bready. jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Tap @ CBC 2013. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is roasted coffee. Earthy dark chocolate, ash. Some accents of vanilla. The taste is quite roasty, dry. A bit of toasted nut, caramel. Dark chocolate. Vanilla. Dry finish. Full body, warming. Overall, quite nice.