Strykzone (4912) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the brewery. Black with a tiny bit of red. A thick tan head. A nice coffee aroma. That is tasted with chocolate. Rich feel. A nice hop profile is just right. Tasty stuff.
ajnepple (2117) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Black appearance with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, molasses and chocolate. Similar flavor, malty, mild sweetness and light hop bitterness. Medium body.
mintzmeet (201) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of chocolate and enamel. Very bitter finish. Roasted chocolate and coffee. Some fruitiness.
Sledutah (4660) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery
Black with a small tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate and coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewpub in Boulder CO. Pours black with a tan head. Mild roasted malt nose. Flavors of coffee and licorice. Medium bodied. Smooth finish.
Danyel (676) - Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Smells very sweet, lots of chocolate. Very fresh tasting, lots of coffee and chocolate, bitter finish. Great flavor, a slight bit thin. Good.
3fourths (7978) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Roast-forward highly-hopped American stout creeping into Black IPA territory with its grassy cannabis and pine resin hop profile. Highly carbonated, apparent sweetness is medium, bitterness is high, acidity may be making carbonation seem high and rough. Peppercorn spice and tropical fruit playing in a bath of black malt and roast, and a little bit of cheese rind mustiness that I typically pick up in Black IPA / hoppy stout. One of the better beers to come out of Fate: highly bitter and roast-heavy but fits well within the style characteristics and seems mostly clean to me, but I don’t find it that interesting and the style is not something I regularly enjoy.
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Fate. Black pour with a tan head. Smoke, roast, and some earth on the nose. Licorice, coffee, and bitter chocolate. Bitter roasted malt flavor. Earth, coffee, and bitter chocolate. Licorice, ash, and some hints of dark fruit on the finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Big roasted malt on the nose. Lots of chocolate Roast on the tongue. Lingers a bit in the finish. Solid.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a thin foamy khaki head. Aroma is really dark and roasty with a wee bit of chocolaty coffee underneath all that roastiness. Flavor is smooth and chocolaty and roasty but also has a solid undertone of herbal hoppiness, with a certain coffee and roasty finish. But alongside all that roastiness is a chocolaty sweetness. It’s darn good.