mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Off the tap with a finger and half of tan head. Looks great. The aroma was cocoa, and earthy oats and hops with other grain. taste had roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice and a bit of a sweet note in the middle to end. enjoyable.
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off the nitrotap with a finger and half of tan head on a black body. Looks great.
The aroma was faint overall. Just a little smell of oats and other grain.
The taste had roasted malt, coffee and a bit of a sweet note in the middle to end. A little odd.
The texture was fairly smooth with low carbonation.
I thought with the nitro it would have been smoother and the taste was not quite all together, but it was still enjoyable.
IrishBoy (3905) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at El Toro
Nose is chocolate cocoa, and more chocolate
Black with huge nitro, heavy lacing,long lasting tan head. Flavor is bitter chocolate with some light fruity notes.
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Roasted malt, cocoa, and earthy hops. Somewhat watery, but a bit of coffee, licorice, and a mild acidity. The flavor is kind of bland and watery. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a light earthiness. A bit of coffee grounds and licorice, too.
bytemesis (3840) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with a fizzy tan head that dissipates with some lacing. Aroma is chocolate with strong coffee and whiskey notes. Flavor is coffee dominated, dark roasted malts, whiskey notes, and a medium coffee bitter finish. Very nice beer, particularly for its ABV.