Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
A bit aged, 9 months past expiry. Good brown mollasses and chocolate, not too much lasting head. Smooth and drinkable with some astringency mid-sip. Toasty,variety of malts, and in the background, 3 hops. some creaminess. In the genre as St. Ambroise, though on a lesser and different plateau. shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle. Light cocoa aroma. Dark black-brown color with small film of a head. Lightly sweet black coffee flavor initially with a chocolate/oatmeal finish. Moderate carbonation. A nice tasting beer - would be better with a more pronounce aroma and flavor as it came across kind of weak for me. hopscotch (11045) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Pours pitch black with a big, frothy, khaki-colored head. When held up to bright light, its crimson hue is revealed.
Toast, espresso, dark chocolate and perfume in the aroma.
Lots of roasted malt flavor. Bitter cocoa, espresso and damp wood or straw.
Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and mild carbonation.
Short, toasted, bitter finish.
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
bottle. almost a black pour. aromas of chocolate, coffee, and some roated malt. Flavor is pretty nice and would be really great if it wasn’t for a bit of odd sourness. Some good chocolate and fruit notes. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
black, whispy head, rich roasted malt aroma, slightly sour malt flavor, turned
Words: Total Beverage
black, frothy tan head, roasted malt aroma, very rich malt flavor, lots of roasted, touch of chocolate, slight oilyness, hint of malt bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Pours deep amber/brown, with a medium white head and lace. Aroma of coffee, malt, oats, caramel. Tastes malty, with some coffee, vanilla, sweetness, and slight hops at the finish. Pretty good. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2010
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavour had hard roasted malt, liquerice, coffee and dark chocolate. Finished sweet and quite full for the style. alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle at MVP from old notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malts, dark chocolate, earth, dry, not much in the way of oatmeal sweetness or that typical smooth mouth feel that comes with it, pretty bland and boring. KyotoLefty (10194) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle. Rich aroma: malt, oats, nuts, chocolate, roasted barley. Sweet and slightly acidic. Rich, smooth malt and oat taste. Sweet and creamy, with the burnt flavor kicking in a bit later and lasting a long time. Long finish of burnt wood and roasted nuts. Thick palate, creamy and smooth. Very nice all around with great balance and pretty good complexity. Slightly too sweet and acidic for me. 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Old and musty aroma of grass and yeast. Smooth in the mouth but with a butter candy flavor... also some pencil shaving flavor. I don't know why, it really does taste like a just-sharpened pencil smells, don't ask me why. The finish is full of smoky grass and wood.