sonnycheeba (3554) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with average fizzy, off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is figs, dates, chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, roasted malt, and light funk. Flavor malt forward with good supporting dark fruit esters and hops; semi-sweet finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
RickTStiles (757) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours clear dark brown with a thin, fizzy beige head. aroma is dark, earthy malt, chocolate, and honey. taste has notes of caramel, herbs, and chocolate. finish is sweet but dry. a nice beer overall. subtle and well balanced.
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a good amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish.
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly opaque brown red color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices, raisins, dark fruits, vanilla, cocoa, roast, and alcohol. Taste of more dark fruits, spices, roast, cocoa, coffee, and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Really nice beer.
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at GABF on 10/1/11... poured by Sam. light black pour with a small tan head. sweet dark fruit and deep roast nose. medium body with raisin, dark fruits, chocolate and roasted malts / coffee. sweet dry finish.
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and spiced aroma. Blackish color with off-white/tan colored head. An earthy roastiness; difficult to describe.
Notes: On tap at the GABF ’11