pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Oswego Grille. Light (for a dark ale), refreshing, malty, with small hop presence. Easy to drink.
Dogbrick (10872) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Tap House Grill. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head that recedes gradually to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, burnt coffee, chocolate and a bit of earthy hops. The finish is roasty with a malty aftertaste.
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle to wine glass
A: Black/ very dark Brown small brown head, goes away quickly, lacing
A: not a lot, roasted grains, nuts
T: lightly bitter
PMF: lively carbonation lingers in roof of tongue, abrupt finish
OA: good black ale, ok to repeat, not to look for
Drank: April 20, 2016
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1653 - #CBC2015 Beer 38 - Day 4 - On Tap at 10 Barrel w/ Ferris. Pours a dark black with a bubbly tan foam that dissipates quickly. Aroma is roast malts, earth, molasses, mild cocoa. Lighter in body, medium carbonation, has a little roasty, chocolate sweetness, and light earthy bitterness, finishes rather clean and smooth.
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight pour on tap at the brewpub (Bend, OR). Pours a deeper darker brownish carmelized hue, mellow haziness clears up quickly with some brownish toasty edges that glow brightly. Frothy creamy almost tannish head is a nice enough mellow layer, thicker ringer laces nice enough. Aromas are a bit toasty and carmelized, earth and bitter florals, a jab of citrus and more cocoa and coffee life prevails. Interesting. Initial is medium bodied, a touch lighter really with mellow bitterness, toasty biscuits and cocoa jabs. Earth, subtle coffee and carmelized malts. A bit of cocoa and roast, earth as we smoove out into the middle and backend. Dry, toasty malts are mellow, not sweet, with some darker dry appeal throughout. Mellow enough body, some decent flavors with a real hoppy element. Toasty, a bit of cocoa and carmelized feel rues the day without being sweet or brooding. Solid stuff, pretty pour.
jbruner (3780) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with fluffy tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste of soft chocolate and roast with a fruity yeast back end. A non dark beer drinkers introduction, nice.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub in Portland. Dark brown pour with a small dense white head. Licorice, hint of molasses, yeasty late. Just okay for me.
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewpub: Thin body with a smooth malty taste accompanied by a little grape in the aftertaste.
kaser (5181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour from draft in Portland. White head. Malty and earthy. Not great but I don’t like the style
mintzmeet (421) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmmmm. Confusing, as the label says. But nice in a willy wonka backwards way. Like appearance of a nice stout, good carbonation, nice head. And hits like one too, maybe cuz dark thick-tasting malt flavors. Delicious with ben n Jerry’s phish food. But then weird astringency n turns into more ale yeastiness
brokensail (15270) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ 10 Barrel. Dark cola colored beer with khaki foam. Roasty and slightly floral aroma. A bit of dark fruit, some bread, and a hint of licorice. There’s a lot more sweetness on the tongue than I expected. Good roasted malt character along with a lot of bread and dough. Slight earthy and floral hops. Not bad.