Cybercat (4987) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich sable with a very thick tan head. Strong aroma has definite notes of roast malt, coffee and chocolate with a hint of toffee. Flavor echoes the mocha and smoky malt of the aroma, with a little toffee and caramel and even a hint of woody hops. Texture is firm and smooth, though a bit lacking in fizz. Let this snake bite you.
nctomatoman (13) - Raleigh, NC, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. I wanted to be more impressed, but clearly this paled in comparison to some of the heavy hitters we’ve been drinking at home (Bells Expedition and Kalamazoo, Founders Breakfast, Stone Imperial Russian, Terrapin Moo Hoo, etc). Amazingly, on the first sip the word "Moxie" came into my head - as in the soda I grew up with in New England (and an acquired taste). In general, this was served too cold, carbonation was too high - flavors were OK but nothing to write home about.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and toasted coconut. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coconut, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Pizza Paradiso, Dupont Circle. I was really taken with this beer, even if a lot of my fellow raters haven’t been. Pours very dark, with a slight tan head. Aroma is rich, roasty and with notes of milk chocolate. Body lively, roasty, oaty, Finish is huge, with a coffee-like bitterness, roasty elements and a big, strong finish. Call me a sucker for the style, but this was really well-done.
MadRobin (2768) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Pizza Paradiso in the DuPont Circle neighborhood, Washington, DC.
Opaque, brown-black with a creamy yellow-khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of orange, tropical fruit, guava, pineapple and caramel.
Taste of tropical fruit, pine, orange, guava, caramel and pepper.
Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate and ash. The flavor is similar, with some sweet chocolate character, as well as some oak and a bit of roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roasted grains, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, some bourbon, and some earthiness. Tastes of wood, vanilla, oats, chocolate, lighter bourbon, and lighter molasses.
blutt59 (6474) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, dark brown to black pour with bright aroma of blueberries, flavor of whiskey,cocoa malt, fruity toaster popups
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Almost black, medium tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is coffee grounds, dark bittersweet cocoa. Nice.
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pitch black with a smallish white head. Strong hints of chocolate and coffee, with alcohol definitely coming through in the finish. I’d definitely drink it again.