djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a silky black, basically no head, aroma of dark coffee roasts, earth, some woodiness. Rich coffee and silky malt, hop high notes. Light toffee and some bourbon background. Great.
Ericular (494) - Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Rapids Liquor Tasting. Pours a dark brown. Taste and feel overall is dry with cocoa, but lacking the richness and sweet balance up front.
ColovianTrader (191) - - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looked remarkably flat, even with an aggressive pour. Fortunately not as flat as it looks. Flavors of dark chocolate, licorice, plums and hints of cream and toffee. Nice tasting beer.
dmac (3754) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from thehoff. Poured a medium density dark black with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma has some green veggies, green peppers, syrupy dark chocolate, burnt malts, soy. Thicker body that is syrupy with light carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor > aroma, notes of burnt toast, charcoal, dark chocolate, soy. Good stuff, thanx Kyle.
douglas88 (5563) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a black color with a small white head. A smoky cherry nose. The flavor is dominated by dry black Licorice and ash, smoke, dark chocolate. A bit unusual. Mineral flavors. Roasted malts. Interesting. Good.
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I drank this in honor of my buddy, Jazz88, who made partner at his law firm--there will be more beers toasted when weíre next together. This beer was an o.k. toast to it but not great. Bittersweet, used by another rater, is the right one, as the sweetness pops through at odd moments. But the basic complexion of this isnít bad--roasted and chocolate, moderate weight and palate, reasonably drinkable. Bottle.
SpongeRuiner (568) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought maybe mine was bad somehow but after reading some reviews maybe not. Seemed like no carbonation. No head. Big alcohol in the taste. I didnít even want to finish it.
MaroonOrange (124) - - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark cola color with very little head. Aroma is dark roasted grain, with butter and molasses. Flavor matches the aroma. Palate is fairly light and has a bittersweet finish.
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer pours black with basically no head. After some swirling there is a beige ring of foam around the glass. Iím getting milk chocolate, slight coffee, some dark fruit, maybe plum or date. Maybe a tanic grain note. Some molasses. Sweet chocolate taste with a coffee bitterness. Some molasses in the middle. Mild carbonation and a medium body. Mild alcohol burn. Decent tasting beer, a bit of a different RIS.
nuplastikk (4129) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. My 4pack seemed to suffer from weak carbonation. No real head at all on top of the rust y red black body. Comes across like a firkin...no force carbonation. Big roasty chocolate flavor, some mild well incorporated warmth. The flavors are nice, but the body is hollow, watery. Tasty, but clearly having some troubles on the bottling side of the equation with this one.
blackflag321 (444) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to shaker. A milky, coffee taste; light alcohol burn. Hint of chocolate. Just so-so for the style.