Bif (1983) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and hint of coffee. Taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Roasted bitterness that lingers into the finish. For Lloyd body, smooth and creamy with a distinct malt character. Pretty decent beer.
Westchesterco (1790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12 oz bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head and the aroma is roasted coffee and the taste is a smooth flavor of milk chocolate that resonates coffee on the palate with a bitter finish
Iphonephan (5968) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared on the OBX. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and cocoa powder. Flavors of mild chocolate. Bitter roast finish.
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GAFB 2015. Black in the tasting glass. Tan head. Nose if chocolate malts and dark ripe fruit. Medium body. Flavor is chocolate and fruit, and the finish is coffee bitter. Nice
slowrunner77 (9620) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2016 all over the place complexity - a touch sweet with bitter and dark chocolate as well, interesting malt profile. Bittersweet coffee finish. Tap.
Can has an astringency to it that holds it back quite a bit
dwyerpg (5496) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2016 I’m eating a spicy crab cakes so the beer doesn’t taste too sweet for me which is good. overall it’s decent nothing special. 5/24/15
Had this version on nitro on 3/15/16. The nitro really does wonders for this. It adds a layer of creaminess, which makes it quite sessionable. Nitro gets a 4.0.
MarinEvelyn (796) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet and malty, just like you’d expect from the name. medium body, creamy, very smooth.
beerbaaron (1934) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ink black with small light brown head. Aroma is dark roasty. Dark chocolate. Coffee. Flavor follows but is pretty dominated by roast. Finishes a with mild burnt malt, earth, and coffee grounds.
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, licorice, light coffee and a touch of dark fruits. Similar flavor, adding a light earthy bitterness. Medium body, with a slick, creamy feel and average carbonation. Overall, good.
Homer321 (4023) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a trade. Pours nearly black with a medium brown head, lots of tiny bubbles, leaving small film on top and a small ring around edge of glass. Nose is rich with chocolate and a general sweetness. Taste is generally flat compared to aroma. Just a slightly thin, chocolatey beer. Meh.