corby112 (2736) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black and opaque with a two finger beige head that has great retention, only slowly fading into a thick, lasting ring. Large streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Robust, deeply roasted malt aroma with hints of gourmet coffee bean, oatmeal, dark chocolate, lactose and silky chocolate malt. Smells really complex for an iced beer. They’re usually really boozy but there is only subtle boozy sweetness here and the complex malt notes really stand out. Mocha stout!
On the fuller end of medium body with a deeply roasted dark malt flavor that’s countered by silky dessert-like chocolate sweetness and faint boozy heat. Not overly sweet or hot like most iced beers with plenty of mocha espresso flavor along with burnt sugar, toast, caramel, chocolate and oatmeal. Slightly dry/acrid and not as sweet as the aroma suggests but decently balanced and easy to drink considering the abv. Not hot, boozy or harsh at all.
jredmond (6670) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Torst with streets after the bucknell loss. Pours a deep black body and thick tan two finger head. Aroma is sweet roast, bourbon and bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of booze, oak, sharpie, chocolate and roast.
blipp (7371) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Torst. Pours near black with a deep beige head. Roasted malts, smoke, espresso, and molasses, with lighter earthy notes in the finish. Big, rich and absolutely delicious.
Jow (2909) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Torst. Pours thick black with one finger beige head. Nose of molasses and chocolate. Tastes of molasses, bitter dark chocolate, smoke, espresso, wood, black licorice, soy sauce, and earth. chewy mouthfeel and rich aftertaste. nice beer but probably not first beer I should have started with but wanted to ensure i get mine’s.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @Torst. This poured thick as mud and about as transparent as mud as well. Motor oil isn’t really an apt dScription... closer to molasses in texture and viscosity. I don’t want to beat this to death, but it was like the space food of imperial stout. Anyway, the flavor is chock full of bitter dark chocolate, mild anise, fresh roasted espresso, and charred wood. Feels very chewy and a bit sticky in the mouth so it gets a tick off there. Fun beer and quite tasty.
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Eis-distilled version of Mini Growler. Draft at Torst. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of heavy roasted chocolate malt, anise, vanilla cookie, black licorice and roast coffee. Medium body.