drjay44 (2585) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a thin, beige head, with slight lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 35) body....nose is vanilla, coffee, chocolate....taste is coffee, chocolate, then vanilla, leading to toffee/caramel and then an astringent bitter cherry, and bitter cocoa powder finish...mouth feel medium towards heave, carbonation moderate. Rich, thick, heavy, this beer has all the appropriate characteristics of the style. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2013 draft. cola brown with a small tan head. mildly toast roast and dark caramel malt, a tad rough, husky and unrefined, with a starchy and dry oatmeal / graham cracker quality. carbonation is a bit fizzy and malt is a tad too rough, but otherwise it comes across as toasty, nutty and spiced, leaning to the sweet side.
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Freshcraft in Denver, pour is dark brownish black with off white almost tan head, aroma brings notes of big cookie, graham, vanilla, and milk chocolate notes, hints of bitter roast and earthy notes as well. Taste is bordering on artificial, but a sweet graham and cookie like malt up front leads into some vanilla and caramel notes, touch of roasted chocolate, finishes fairly sweet. Well made, but a bit too sweet.
craftbeerdesign (2167) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Freshcraft on 11/18/11. black pour with a small tan head. light sweet nose with candi sugar and light roast. light to med body with a nice level of roast. sweet with cookie dough, sugar and caramel. sweet finish with dark fruit notes and light chocolate roast.
wchesser (1122) - 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 (9457) - 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.
SirADNielsen (8949) - 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 (3965) - 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 (9544) - 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 (4795) - 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.