wchesser (893) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at DBC. Nose is soft vanilla and spice (mostly cinnamon). Dark brown translucence. Fast fading head, medium heavy lacing. Solid porter malt core with a bit of a sweet but clean finish. More vanilla and spice on finish along with caramel roasted malts. Really nice...everything is balanced-vanilla and spice is just right.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours dark brown to black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is graham cracker, chocolate and nutty malt, dates and no hops. Flavor is malt dominant, graham cracker crust,, sweet palate, lactose notes and a dry finish. Medium body and warmth, low carbonation.
adnielsen (7583) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Tap @ brewery. Dark brown appearance with a creamy, tan head. Cocoa, light espresso, wood, a touch of smoke, and chocolate-caramel maltiness. Sweet vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate, light smoke, roasty malty flavor. Vanilla is pretty potent on the finish. Nice brew. Second time around and I’m more impressed this time. Excellent, dessert-like session brew.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ brewery. Very dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma of sweet graham cracker and roasty chocolate malts. Taste was impeccable. Smoky chocolate graham cracker, a sweetness not unlike marshmellow. Creamy and toasty with a very subtle fruit action going on in the back. I might be in love.
Ratman197 (8491) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Denver Beer poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roastiness, bakers cocoa, carmel, vanilla and light smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, bakers cocoa, vanilla and light smoke with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer - nose of maple, chocolate, caramel, light woodsmoke - medium body - fairly dry up front, with notes of bitter bakers chocolate and roast - moderate maple sweetness through the middle - tail end is light woodiness and smoke - lightly bitter finish - the overall impression is that of bacon covered in maple syrup - nice.