Emeister84 (1982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of roasted coffee, caramel, and light, floral earthiness. Black with ruby highlights and a mostly diminishing, off-white head. Dry, somewhat bitter, and somewhat savory, with hints of cocoa. Light-medium bodied with a good level of carbonation, and a clean, roasty finish.
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Milky coffee, chocolate malt, and straw aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Lightly sweet coffee, chocolate malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Body a bit light. Decent.
OnTheTrail (300) - Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black. Good sized brown head. Rich toffee,caramel, aroma, coffee, dark fruit. Taste if sweet roast malt, bright toffee flavor with coffee cocoa notes.
nearbeer (4716) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Clear, dark brown-black with a small covering of foam. Nose is charred grain, coffee, ash and chlorophyll. Flavors of dark bread, sourish caramel, graham cracker and a bit of ash on the finish. Light-medium body has a low carbonation, which I normally prefer, but this one needs a bit more fizz. Drinkable balance with the acidic dark roast and just a bit of hops walking a tightrope with the malt as in all good examples of the style.
Breezy4life (34) - - FEB 13, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Develops a bitter bite as it warms. Mild. Nice flavor and clean finish. Hints of coffee and molasses.
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alexsdad06 (8431) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle shared by Brian. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark bready malts, watery coffee, metallic, with a slightly vegetal note, thin, not much to get excited about.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Brian. Poured a clear black color with an average frothy tan head that was mostly lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate toasted dark malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable brew.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Brian M for sharing. Bottled 10.02.15. Dark brown color. Ring of khaki head. Some loose bits of lace. Up front in the nose, I get that burnt popcorn smell that I typically associate with too-old lagers. Kind of peppery, spicy in the flavor. Touch of olive, some metallic. Not good. Medium body. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Lighter to moderate bitter taste, lighter to moderate sweet, kind of dry. Mild bite at the back. Not impressed at all with this.
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours black with a off white head. Aroma of coffee and caramel. Taste is chocolate, coffee and some grass.
Radek Kliber (7058) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: tasting, b. 355 ml
Aroma: proper, hint of smoke, ash with black malts. Pleasant surprise here. 7+
Top: medium, lighter, off-white with fizzy mid.
Base: dark brown into black
Palate : medium-thinner in body, dry consistency. Typical carbonation for style, average plus finish.
Taste: pleasant, dry, roast with smoky hints. I like its middle/late smoky character.
other notes nice and proper.
r464 (2252) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather light, a bit of malt, but not sweet. Some roasty toasty feel, some nuts. Slightly watery overall.