ttoadee (616) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark as night, solid toffee head. Roasted chocolate malt in the nose. Sweet. Chocolate oat shake with hops sprinkled on top through the middle. Slightly dry finish.
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a little tan head. Aroma is lots of roasted malts with a matching flavor. Decent beer.
dzimm27 (136) - - FEB 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, sweet, coffee/chocolate aroma, not too powerful. Dark brown pour, looks pitch black in a wide tulip glass. Low carbonation. Taste is of bitter coffee with chocolate afternotes. Relatively smooth though. Alternating sips I donít pick up the bitter but pick up dark roast. Odd. Rather flavorful compared to other similar beers I have had. I like this, even though it is not a style I typically like
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Super deep brown, moderate frothy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Sweet roasted malt nose, seems like a milk stout.   A bit more robust on the tongue, almost an acrid roastiness, minor sweetness, a bit of cocoa and hops.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Backside shows some youthfull porterness, a little green.   Some dark chocolate, pith, and green hops.   Seems like a mild to moderate Baltic Porter.   Overall decent, clean, but without the heavy dark pitted fruit or roasted characters I expect for the style.   Still enjoyable tho!
umich03jm (1865) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours dark brown in color with a nice head that fades normally. Aromas are cocoa, wood, light berries, and a light nuttiness. Taste is somewhat hard to describe. Cocoa taste is prominant but there seems to be some off-flavors here. Itís a little sour and dry. A tad thin and watery too. This is probably an infected bottle. I will re-rate if I get another.
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with mocha head. Smell is sweet toffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is earthy, a tad mineral, chocolate, roast, dusty. A bit odd. Medium mouthfeel. Just ok.
thomas15 (681) - USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint roast and some slight smoky chocolate. Black with tan head and good lacing. Chocolate dark fruit, cherry and currant with some smoke. Nice medium body.
AmEricanbrew (5657) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with lasting tan sheen. Black licorice, nutty, dark chocolate aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Nutty, astringent, dry black malt, tobacco, dry chocolate flavors--a bit thin and dry
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from secret Santa 2012 - blutt59. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Roasted mark aroma with some chocolate and a little ash. Roasty and earthy flavor with some chocolate and a little ashy. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Bob.
Beerenberger (1379) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of roasted malt with a hint of spice. Pours a blackish brown with a mostly diminishing tan head. Taste follows the nose. Sweet roasted malts, spice, with wood notes and a bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, very drinkable.
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