notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Falling Rock - borders on an imperial stout, but is authentic enough to satisfy - black pour with a thick tan head - chewy, roasty, medium sweet - intense flavors bittersweet chocolate, espresso, charred malts - some bitterness from the black malt - very mild berry-like fruitiness on the tail end - nice.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barrel Draught at Dry Dock Brewing Company, Aurora 14/09/2010
Fruit and some roast aroma. Black a little rich on the palate strong in alcohol fruity and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter coffee roast finish.
That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crushed at BSAF 10. Really enjoyed this one. Great example of the style. Roasty and chewy. Had two or three samples of this one. Excellent.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted grain, anise, caramel, dates, and dark chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, anise, and caramel with a dry finish.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured an opaque black with small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee,carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, carmel, roasted malt and light vanilla with a smooth dry roasty finish.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boulder Strong Fest at Avery. Black with milk chocolate brown head. Aroma of sweet booze chocolate, roasted malt, light berry fruit esters. Taste is sweet chocolate syrup with roasted background. Slightly oily palate, dry finish. Good but not outstanding, very enjoyable nonetheless.