AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown color with tan foam. Dry black malt, smoke, chocolate aromas. Smooth medium body. Smokey bacon, dark roast malt, dry chocolate flavors--good
BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt with earthy and herbal hops, prune and raisin esters. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
madvike (2376) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours dark black with a tan bubbly head. Nose is lightly milky with light roast. Real chocolatey--but more like cocoa. Taste has some molasses, chocolate, and dark coffee, with a bitter roast finish. Thin and real smooth.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown, cream colored head. Roasty aroma with some cocoa notes. Creamy, lightly sweet, roasty, lightly dry finish. Another great beer from Beachwood.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro tap at the brewpub. Pours with a black body and a creamy khaki head that is slow to fade. Aromas are roasty, dry, leathery, grainy and earthy. Flavors are watery, grainy, toasty, very light roast and a hint of smoke. Medium bitterness. Very light bubbles. Slightly watery mouthfeel.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at beachwood in long beach. Nice roast flavor, creamy mouthfeel all around balanced and tasty.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with a creamy khaki colored head.
S: A nice roasted malt aroma to this one as well as some coffee and dark chocolate and cocoa powder. There is a light earthiness as well as a bit of licorice.
T: The flavor is somewhat surprisingly bitter. A decent amount of coffee as well as roasted malts and dark chocolate. Just a hint of dark fruits, molasses, and licorice. A fairly robust earthiness as well.
M: The body is medium with a smooth, creamy carbonation.
O: A nice beer. Much better than a lot if the examples of the style, easy to drink, too.