Darkmagus82 (2006) - - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very deep brown nearly black color with a tiny fizzy tan colored head. The head fades very fast leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest lightly toasted malt smell along with some cola and caramel smells. Along with these aromas are some lighter earthy and herbal smells, creating a decently roasty and somewhat sweeter smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather sweeter flavor of some caramel and molasses as well as a little bit of a roasted malt flavor. The roasted flavors grow slightly more intense in nature as the taste advances to the middle with the caramel and molasses growing slightly stronger as well. At this point a little bit of a earthy and herbal hop taste work their way onto the tongue, leaving one with a moderately roasted and decently sweetened flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is on the thinner to medium side, with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly lower side. For the lighter abv. and the sweeter tastes the feel is quite nice, making for a rather easy drinking brew.
Overall – A rather decently big flavored brew at a lower abv. of only 4.8 %. A tasty one to try if you get a chance.
Travlr (15913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Clear amber maroon color. Aroma of burnt toast. Taste is sweet burnt caramel, almost creme brulee.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Brown pour with an off white head. Scent is roasted malt, nuts and chocolate. Taste is caramel, nuts and roasty.
reebtogi (4819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at the brewery listed at 7.6%ABV but the label here matches the beer I sampled. Anyways, pours black in color with some red highlights. Aroma is of chocolate and grassy hops. Taste is chocolate malty sweetness with some roasted grain bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A nicely done brew for the style and definitely recommended.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of dusty roast a little caramel and chocolate and some grass. Pours dark brown nice whispy soapy white head and lace. Flavora of roast caramel grass and a chalky dryness. Nice sweet dry finish. Ligjt body airt carb. I really liked this too. Well made.
marcus (7558) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and a malty aroma. There is a very hearty treacle flavor with a chalky finish.
mikeschuld (55) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark suggary aroma and a slight roasted note. Very nice flavors throughout with a lot of emphasis on the carmel notes. Ends with light roasted flavor. Leaves the mouth a little dry at the finish. Could use more body.
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an off white head and dark copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/nutty. Taste is medium malt-roasty/nutty/caramel, some medium fruit, some spice hops.
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Bayern: Pours a beautiful chestnut brown with a small, off-white head. Sweet and inviting aroma. Taste is more roasty and floral hop filled, but a little malty in the end. Nutty, bur more sweet than anything. Not as roasty or smokey as I might have expected, but still enjoyable.
BuckeyeBoy (3611) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brought back from Toby’s great Montana Growler round up. Pours out a amber topped with a sand head. Aroma was of nut brown and roast malts. Taste was more of the nuts along with some sweetness.