jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle... dark brown with lots of amber, a light watery off white head... weak nose, a bit of chocolate with prunes a bit of roast... has some decent flavor but just boring, light char with chocolate a bit chalk but easy to drink
beersearcher (2164) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown/black with a nice head and a good amount of lacing. Sort of a chocolate ice cream aroma. Smooth and also very dry. No big coffee or chocolate taste. Just a solid roasted ale.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a clear dark red/orange color. Ring of tan head. Aroma is dark roasted notes, maple syrup, spice, and a slight amount of smoke. Flavor is smoked and peated, dark bitter roast with malts. Finishes fairly light.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, dark amber color with aroma that is chalky and nutty, flavor has roast and nutty caramel with.some biterness, finish that is smooth
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler pour via lagunitas fan. Clear mohogany with a smidgen of cherry wood in the color, soapy tan head. Smells like roasted malt...like in a dry stout with a touch of acid around the edges. Flavors again are dry and roasty...yeah, thatís pretty much all I got. Flavorful yeah, clean enough...not offensive..ok.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My buddy Ryan brought to me a growler of this as a thank you for taking him to the airport. We sat in the driveway and pounded the growler upon his return. Pour is black with strong tan head. Nose is chocolate and roast malt. Dry like cocoa. Taste is big smooth sweet. Still some chocolate, but much lighter than the nose. Light rum and raisin to go with the malts. Big round mouth with full sweet finish. Not rich sweet, light sweet with roast malt/hoppy sharp finish. Rather clean for such a dark offering. Nice brew!
Cybercat (2772) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a barely translucent reddish sable with a nice pale tan head that leaves behind substantial lacing. Aroma is smoky and malty with a coffee tone and some subtle nuttiness. Smoky roast coffee flavor has nutty, caramel and toffee hints. Texture is smooth and fairly fizzy, rather pleasing.
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. smokey and ashy licorice and dark chocolate nose, lightly yeasty/phenolic with a distinct dry/parched charred wood note. itís a beachwood campfire with a small, enjoyable milk chocolate and nougat chewiness. barren and rough black malt, lacks the chocolate character, fits the bill for schwarzbier, but has some vitamin roughness.
savnac (2363) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ 10 Barrel. Dark brown with a small head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and some bready malt. Flavor is bready chocolate malt and some roast with a faint hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a thick mouth feel. Good beer, lots of flavor and pretty drinkable.
BuckeyeBoy (2323) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle. Pours out a dark brown topped with a small soapy head. Aroma was of roast, a little brown sugar sweetness, some fruit notes, and a little grain. Taste was much as the aroma with the roast malts leading the way, well balanced with a little bitterness. My first brew from 10 Barrel turned out pretty good in my opinion for what that is worth.