n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Northbound Smokehouse (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 20/2/13)
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Oats and a bit of roastiness in the aroma. Taste is a balance of bitter and sweet. A bit lighter than I was expecting considering the abv, but not bad at all.
Atom (2134) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL pours a dark brown/black with a large tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, lactose, oats, and light molasses. Taste of bitter chocolate, some hops, oats. Pretty bland really.
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
almsot pitch black, 1 finger head that fades fast. Smells like rotten milk, cottage cheese and cocoa. If I hold my nose, the taste is okay. It has that walnut, charcoal, cocoa and coffee bean but there is a strange milky sweetness at the finish.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roast malt nose. Taste is chocolate malt. Smooth beer. Best of this brewery so far. A touch watery
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at Winterfest 2013. Has a woody, tobacco like scent and taste, rather watery.
Ryborne (53) - - JAN 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler and on tap at the brewery .this is the beer they should be sending out on tap.awesome.
BVery (9482) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Skyview’s description hits it dead on the mark. Tight chocolate and mild roasted coffee - smooth and flavorful. Good stuff.
Skyview (5534) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Excelsior brewery’s taproom in Excelsior, Minnesota. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates and leaves behind minimal lacing and a clean disk top. Aroma of toasted chocolate malt, oats, a hint of black malt, and some mocha. Taste is full bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of chocolate, light coffee, some smoked chocolate malt and some caramel/chocolate fudge. Finish is quite smooth, malty and sweet, with aftertastes of caramel and chocolate malt.