Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Denver Beer poured a clear dark reddish broiwn with a small lingering tan head. Aromaof roasted malt, bakers cocoa and coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear black with a delightful aroma of sweet milk chocolate and very lightly roasted black grains. Flavor was thankfully a little more nuanced. Taste starts kinda chocolaty and roasty with little nuances of caramel and smokey roastiness come in, with just a nuance of vanilla. Ends a lite drier than I would like, but it’s a nice flavor ride, albeit a little too smoky/roasty/dry.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ brewery. Deep brown/black appearance with a small, cream colored head. Cocoa, coffee, rich vanilla aroma. Somewhat roasty, dark chocolate malty, light char, mild caramel, vanilla, espresso flavor. Not bad.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is light chocolate, roses, dates, earthy coffee and hops. Flavor is malt dominant with earthy hops, dates, plums and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (2976) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with a trace of fizzy, off-white head. Aroma is roast and caramel malt, funk, figs, milk chocolate, and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt forward with good supporting hops and dark fruit esters; semi-sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fizzy dark brown - sweet lactose nose - abrasive, cola-like carbonation in the mouth - it also doesn’t help that the flavor has certain similarities to cola - sugary sweet - lightly acidic through the middle - a light bit of roast and chocolate on the tail end, but otherwise hard to drink.