Travlr (26123) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bomber. Nice roasty chocolatey aroma, more cocoa and tiast in the flavor. Light to medium body. madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
2nd January 2010jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Opaque black beer, short lived chocolate coloured head. Dark chocolate on the nose. Semi dry palate. Rich dark toffee and chocolate with licorice - alcohol. None of it sweet. Finishes much the same way with a dark malt aftertaste. Rich and flavoursome but it lacks something to counterbalance it’s heaviness. Decent though.
Bottle - pours dark brown - nose/taste of chocolate, dark sugar (caramelized) and oak - medium body bhensonb (15760) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle from Wine Specialist. Pours dark ruby garnet ending brown with a good tan head. Aroma is dark. Like molasses and coffee and dark fruit. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is tarry molasses, coffee, dark fruit, and chocolate. Although it’s full of malt, the finish is relatively dry. There is something like wood that comes forth in the finish, but this isn’t the oak aged stuff. Gol darny, but it is strong and tasty. One of us should send a bottle to Maria. One of us from the East coast. kermis (14557) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to iphonephan. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of big roast, malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee, light soy. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with light carbonation.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Brown head with cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, molasses, some smoke. Taste is medium sweet, roast/smoke, some caramel, molasses, light chocolate. Creamy medium body. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 Bottle #1939 of 2007. Pours nearly absolute black with a thin dark brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, vanilla and smoke. Strong taste of brown sugar and coffee, with a smooth finish. BeerandBlues2 (13822) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
22-oz bottle (327 of 2007) received via trade with Immy. Pours opaque with a small, creamy, dark brown head, mostly lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, chocolate, nutty), average hops (perfume, pine, flowers), average yeast (leather) with notes of wood, alcohol, and prunes. Full bodied, alcoholic and creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Sample at the DBLDP on 08/31/2014. Dark mahogany color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Roast malt, coffee and caramel in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate malt and toffee. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Pretty good overall. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
22oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Bottle # 1859 of 2007. Poured a dark black color with a large sized brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, some dark fruits, smoke, sugary, and caramel. Tastes of dark fruits, chocolate, some caramel, roast, and light coffee. Alcohol content well hidden.