alliance100 (999) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can - pours black with light tan head. mild dark fruit and tart aromas . Body is light. Taste brings some cocoa , faint smoke and sourness. Finishes with a little sweetness. Not bad. Very approachable .
ineedbeer (1218) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a can dated April 9th, 2015.
Aroma is fairly malty with a nice roast character as well as some toasted bread. Nice fruit notes with some plum, cherry and raisin. Some light phenolic notes with a bit of pepper and a touch of alcohol spice.
Pours a dark brown, almost black with a medium sized, fairly thin, dark tan head that recedes quickly to the edges and disappears. Small lacing and medium small legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet with some light roast and toasted bread with a bit of chocolate as well. Some caramel and toffee as well. Moderate dark fruit notes with raisin, plum, prune and cherries. Some light phenolic spice notes with a bit of alcohol spice. Medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a decent beer with great malt notes and fruit esters. Some light phenolic and bitter notes.
rosskyle (166) - - JUL 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on tap at Vivant. Dark black color with an off white head. Malt roasted coffee aroma. Heavy body. Choc coffee malt cherry flavor.
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Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can. Mild sweet nutty notes with light smoky character. Some Belgian yeasty esters. Dark brown-black with creamy light cocoa-colored lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts somewhat sweet with light carbonic tang. Nutty. Light smoky notes and Belgian yeast esters. Finishes with a little tang and nutty bitter after.
ccex (1074) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can pours a dark reddish-brown with huge beige head and good laciing. Aroma has lots of roasted malts and perhaps some dark fruits. Taste is slightly sweet with a slightly smoky and bitter finish. Body is light to medium with slight carbonation. Not bad, but nothing terribly memorable, either.
PhatB420 (730) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can into pint. Thick dark black pour with huge light brown head and plentiful lacing. Aroma of toasty malts, burnt road tar, hoppy grass fields, dark benevolent malts, dry chocolate. Taste of dry burnt malts, very toasty, mild coffee, nuts, deep dark hop presence. Bitter on the aftertaste, tangy abv bounce, this one dives deep in the grave. Deep and dark the undertaker lies.
chinchill (2988) - South Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 16 oz can
Clear dark red-brown body with a good head.
Overly boozy aroma and a bit more funk in the flavor than preferred.
Near medium body and carbonation.
jhp40219 (372) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint can poured into a goblet. Pours a dark brown with a tiny tan head that faded pretty quick and leaves spotty lacing that slides back down into the beer. Aroma of dark fruit, citrus, rye, dough, bubblegum, licorice, clove, bit of smokiness. Taste is bitter dark fruit, bubblegum, bread, clove, licorice, salt, smoke, with coffee and chocolate in the background. Kind of dull tasting overall. Quick, dry finish of clove and smoke. Medium bodied, thin texture, moderately low carbonation. Not bad, but nothing special either. I wish I would have read the reviews before I picked this up, I would have gotten something else.
cards04 (2342) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Pours a dark chocolate color. Aromas aromas of sour cherry, dark malts, a bit of chocolate. Falls a bit flat on the palate. Malty and a bit sour. Average.
sudomorph (908) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint can. Pours a clear, dark caramel/black with a half finger, khaki head that thins to a film. Aroma has mixed notes of bubble gum, grain, roasted malts, dark fruits, and not a lot else. Not much standing out. Taste is balanced. Roasty malts, dark chocolate, bubble gum, and dark fruits to start, then going to a smoky ending. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth. Easy drinking. Overall a nice beer. Mildly roasty with hints of Belgian yeast, and smoke.
AirForceHops (4508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz can thanks to Willrunforbeer. Deep brown color with thin lasting head. Aroma is a rye type grain, coffee grounds, rye malt and old rye.
Flavor is about the same as the aroma sadly. Thin watery, mineral note with a off putting sour rye character. The yeast is not enjoyable at all. Just plain sour rye and a odd Belgian spice note. Will not drink this again.