frankenkitty (1984) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an inky black body, fairly impervious to light, under a small, oiled-leather head that settles quickly to a thick halo. Thick, dark chocolate aroma (at least 65% cacao) with the additional smooth sweetness of chocolate ice cream. Raisin, coffee roasts, cherries and light charred notes each join in from time to time. Thick, rich palate... nice and heavy with just a hint of carbonation creeping in at the end so as not to choke you. Flavor is of a high-quality chocolate covered cherry. Very few suggestions of the 8%. Roastiness joins a sweet finish for a bittersweet balance. A ton of aroma, a ton of flavor... "too" tons of fun.
<font size=-4>Single bottle from Wacky Willy’s... in front of <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/michigan/marsha Horse Brewing Co., , Marshall, MI 49068</font>
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
<>Bottle. Thanks to Artusory for the bottle. Pours a thick black body with thin head. Aroma is dark chocolate, heavy roasted malt, molasses. Taste has a heavy chocolate malt flavor, creamy, sugary, with a touch of molasses. Lightly bitter.This was very smooth. Nice thick mouthfeel. Well done.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark black, creamy tan head. Light lacing, nose of sweet cocoa and roast, creamy chocolate mocha and some licorice. The flavor is wickedly dry and nuggaty with some light astringency. Marshmallow and baker’s cocoa. Coffee, light roast (full city), nice. Finish is chewy, dark toffee, light spice and cinnamon, lots of cocoa. Yum.
jake65 (3012) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Nose is coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste is a blend of coffee and heavy roast, some bittersweet cocoa. The coffee and roasted malt dominates, but this is flavorful. Thanks Eithcubes.
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep, dark brown, with no real head to speak of. Aroma was some good roasted malt with just a hint of sweetness. While it was smooth, the taste was just off a bit. Low carbonation, as well. Disappointing, as most of their other brews have been above average. I’ll stick with their "One".
badgerben (4681) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another one courtesy of Skyview. Black color with no head. To me, the aroma is closest to a dark fruit Creme Saver, like cherry. Earthy and leathery taste. Sweet? No. Tasty? Yes.
JK (5329) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked the "One" better. This has a very malty aroma with roasted grain. Flavor is sweet malt, and very earthy with clay and dirt. Well balanced, very smooth palate and easy to drink. Low carbonation. Quite good.
after4ever (6923) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12-oz. Thanks, SecretSanta! Pours a watery opaque black without a head. No lace, either. Light nose--just some perfumey licorice and a bit of char. Maybe blueberry? Watery body, flat, some ashy, almost ash-tray, business throughout the mid-palate. Seems almost like they mixed up the 2, 3, and 4 here...got elements of fruit and smoke there too. Bit disappointed given the reception this beer’s gotten elsewhere.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Skyview for sharing! Pours a dark dark brow with a sweet chocolate nose. Light coffee flavor flavor with a smooth finish.
Skyview (5352) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Riley’s Wines of the World in Madison, WI. Pours an opaque motor oil black brew with hardly a tan head. Aroma has dark chocolate, caramel, some coffee, and a touch of vanilla. Taste is sweet, a little acidic and a touch of bitterness. Finish is medium body, soft carbonation and bitter aftertaste.