jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd Annual Woodshop Tasting, 3/1/08. Thanks Chris! I went to El Toro High School...sweet. A fairly bland, disappointment of a brew. Held no real malt complexity or depth and the flavor showed through some strange sour vegetable notes on top of its normal stouty flavors...eh. At least the name kicks ass
DenverLogan (1008) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown; minimal copper head. Strange funky aroma and flavor with minimal malts, sourness, and funky times on this mofo...huh...
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Irishboy, thanks Richard! Pours a dark opaque brown color witha small khaki head. Nose of mollasses, chocolate, coffee liqour and roasted malts. Initial mouthfeel is light to medium body displaying some vegetable qualities up front. Moving into tangy lactic and deep roasted malts. Mid palate displays some coffee more given off my that roastiness. Finishing roasty and tangy hops. Palate duration is above average and pleasant. Reminds of fresh black coffee in the morning.. Finish is only slightly dry not overwhelming. Minor head retention. A very light brew indeed, displaying good qualities, maybe more similar to some homebrewed porters and stouts. Well done, I enjoyed it.
Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Brennan’s Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a dark opaque near black brew with a thin light tan head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malt, sine dark chocolate and coffee character with a touch of licorice and molasses. Taste is full bodied, semi-sweet with little carbonation along with flavors of roasted dark malt, a touch of flowery hops, oatmeal and some dark pitted fruits. Finish is semi-sweet at first and then a dry roasted dark malt aftertaste that sticks around after the finish.
DocLock (9364) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with 1-finger tan head. Aroma is liquid raisins dipped in dark chocolate and molasses. Tastes rather sweet, with the malt mixed with raisin, plum, cinnamon, brown sugar, tobacco, mild maple syrup, and prunes, even some blackberry notes. Rich complex palate that gets a tad tart late, but retains a complex flavor and aroma profile. I didn;t expect this one to be so good.
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Quake1028 again, thanks John. It pours black with light brown mocha head. The aroma is roasty mixed with charred malts, licorice, mild smokiness and hints of malt sweetness. The taste is roasty, chocolate and oatmeal twang to start and becomes increasingly more charred. Midway another pulse of dark chocolate hits before being dragged into oblivion by the burnt malts. Very nice.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of IrishBoy. Thanks Richard. Very dark brown pour, bordering on black, brown edges and foam. Quickly diminishing head, leaves some bubbles but not many. No lacing to speak of. Nose of milk and dark chocolate, chocolate covered espresso, smoke, coffee grounds, creamer and dark fruits. Taste of stale coffee, oatmeal, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and creamer. Very creamy, round palate with heavy astringency. Medium bodied, bordering on being too thin. Finish is lengthy and roasty, with tons of chocolate.
riversideAK (6040) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet coffee. Flavor is nice and roasty, sweet and creamy with a lingering dry roastiness.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 On tap, poured black with no head, very smokey with a slight sweet mid, and a slight bitter finish. I waited as it sat and warmed in my glass, hoping it would become more complex and less smokey, but it just got warm.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from IrishBoy. Pours without much head. Soggy, meaty roast aroma. Crisp, refreshing, kind of vegetal taste. A bit of oats, a bit of lactic sugar. Refreshing. Pretty good. Running out of things to say for beers like this.