csaso (1896) - Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - small foamy head, almost black color, sweet/roasty/nutty aroma and flavor, smooth creamy mouthfeel
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brew Pub. Poured a deep brown color with reddish hues and a one finger tan head that fell to a cap. Aroma was mild. with light notes of chocolate, biscuit, and coffee. Taste was dominated by a nutty chocolatiness. Coffee and toasted malt ware also present with a light biscuity flavor. Mouthfeel was medium and smooth.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750 mL bottle into pint glass. Served at slightly below cellar temp.
A: Pours a creamy dark brow almost nearing black with some cherry hues around the edges. Tan one finger head that leaves pretty quickly leaving a thin film on the top. Slight lace as the beer goes down, but nothing substantial.
S: What a smell! I could smell it from a good 2-3 feet away after it had poured. A light black liquorice comes through right away with a boozy undertone as well. Malts are noticeable as well.
T: A heavy roast taste is immediately apparent with an emphasis on the molasses. This is followed by a nice coffee bean and bitter cocoa flavor that stays nicely on the tongue between each sip. The boozy/liquorice smell isn’t too heavy in the actual taste which i like.
M: Medium to heavy bodied, bordering on a whole milk type feeling with a medium carbonation
O: A really great brown ale. I like the bitter chocolates and coffee and the molasses really comes through to make it a great lounging around on a cold night (or morning!) beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-05-2011 01:51:27
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber poured into an English pint. Pours black with a thin ring of off-white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and caramel. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Coffee, caramel, chocolate and a little sour on the end. Light bodied with a somewhat sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. I would drink it again.
italarican (1538) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paul’s. Medium brown pour. Flavor and aroma are caramel heavy; minimal nutty or chocolate malt presence. Sweet with a slight cocoa finish. Silky but very thin body. Not a porter.
jtclockwork (12141) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of old fruit, molasses, burnt caramel and toasted oats. Medium body.
cbfobes (2846) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub, pours a very dark brown wit ha tan head, the aroma is of roasted malt with a touch of caramel, the flavor has a nice hop character to it with a fruity and malty finish, very smooth and drinkable, nice.
Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Purchased at the Flossmoor Station Brewery and served in a goblet. Consumed Dec 31, 2009.
Pours a dark brown (what are the chances), with small head which leaves little lace. Wow, this beer smells good: molasses, brown sugar, and lots of other deliciousness. A nice balance of sweetness, and very enjoyable. I wish this beer was a little thicker in the mouthfeel. More malt perhaps? A nice beer to enjoy as we wind down the past decade and one I look forward to having again. Cheers!"
Marheb (3897) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cassonade, melasse et houblons floraux dans une marre a la corpulence onctueuse au fini legerement crayeux.
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with a small nougat coloured head. The aroma holds roasted dark bread, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits, nuts, wet stone and a whisper of earthy/spicy/floral hops. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light bitter and tiny acidic with notes of dark bread, nuts, brown sugar, molasses, mild cocoa, chocolate, dark fruits, metal and a touch of earthy/spicy/floral hops. The mouthfeel is soft, round, velvety and tiny sticky with a light carbonation. Mild roast, molasses and well balanced hops on the finish. Medium bodied.