madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
13th November 2011
Opaque black - brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is softish and a little dry. Smooth dark malt, not bitter or roasty but there is a moderate amount of smoke. A pleasant fruity tang underneath which must be the tree tomatoes! Rising alongside is a little spicy bubblegum. Finishes semi dry. Decent but I wonder what it would have been like if the tomatoes has not been toasted.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark brown, little head. Roast malt aroma, hint of smoke& alcohol & sweet. Moderate roast malt flavor. Dry finish. My sample is too small to give a decent review, but this is a good beer.
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on draft at DFH brewpub. murky black beer with no head. smell of coffee and chocalte. Taste I think like chocate and peppery. it was ok not my favorite beer of theres
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival on September 17, 2010. Solid black color with a brown hue. Light brown, almost creamy head. This is going to be interesting… they poured me a big glass. Aroma: not sure what to make of it. It’s a little of roasted malt. Suprprised it’s not more roasted, but it’s great how it is. Peaking my interest... Light, sweet roast, almost like a light porter with possible chiles or some sort of other weird plant/fruit on the back of the nose. Smells great! Almost like a dry coacoa/powdered chile concoction. Wow, this beer is good. Good job, guys! Flavor is simply awesome. These guys cannot make a bad beer. Very well-crafted. I did not expect this to be so good. Pretty smooth and easy on the tongue, just slips past things. Finish has a little of that same powdery something that was in the aroma. Delectable. easy to drink, hits all the right places on the palate.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/18/10 poured by Sam. deep brown / light black with 1-2 finger tan head. oak nose with some nuts and smoked malts. bitter medium body with some wood notes... nice bitter finish. unique beer - glad I got some - it was worth the long line @ GABF.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at DFH. Poured a deep brown to black with a good, two-finger, fluffy tan head that had excellent retention and lacing. Massive lacing. Cherry Twizzlers, milk chocolate cherry truffles, ashy smoke in the aroma. Taste is spicy, a bit boozy, dry, milk chocolate. Bubbly, chalky palate. Pretty yummy.
Travlr (20881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at DFH Rehoboth Beach. Murky brown, thick brown head, massive lacing. Aroma of chocolate and Starbucks. Taste is burnt espresso, milk chocolate. Nice hop profile, good balance.