glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub. Iím definitely a stout man, and this is tasty. Dark black...big chocolate taste with roasted malts and nice hops. Very creamy and drinkable for a big stout. Worth trying for sure.
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a black black with hues of dark blackety-black. Huge frothy tan head which lasted to the bottom of the glass. Aromas of cocoa, straw, and a salty Frito smell. Kind of had a clean smell to it. Flavors of bitter chocolates with a dry dirt aftertaste. Lightly bitter and slightly chalky finish of medium duration. Only let down in this beer was a rather watery mouthfeel, but overall fairly satisfying.
waolsen (1328) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. dark black tiny bubble thin head. Great chocolate coffee aroma. Hoppy, mild chocolate. Coffee lasts through the aftertaste.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep brown color with a medium thin head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Flavor was roasty and somewhat bitter - slight notes of caramel and smoke. Texture was a bit grainy.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 On tap at the brewpub 4/12/06: Nice dark color but with a bit thin head. Only beer at Fort Collins that didnít rate highly for me ... bit thin, bit too tangy and sweet for my tastes. <<Re-rate via bottle, 9/27/2009: still a bit thin for the style, and too tangy. But nice and chocolatey, and perhaps I was a bit harsh in the past. >>
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from pdee Thanks!
Sampled in a Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown pint glass, rating #1100
Pours a thick brown/black with an olive head that is nice and thick with clinging lace. Aroma of not-so-subtle roasted malt, chocolate, and a whiff of campfire smoke. Flavor is a smooth chocolate bar left over a fire of roasted nuts. Creamy texture, fat flavor, and a silkiness that seduces the tongue. Finish leaves the drinker with bits of chocolate and roasted malt. Very well-done beer. I would LOVE more of this.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer pours a very dark, nearly opaque brown color with a small, tan, frothy, average-sized mostly diminishing head. The aroma is heavily malty with wide notes of roasted grain, chocolate, coffee, caramel and cookie, moderately hoppy with notes of herbs and pine, miscellanous notes of a trace of smokey peat. The flavor is moderately-to-heavily bitter, lightly sweet and lightly acidic with a long, moderately bitter, moderately acidic finish. The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively. A pleasant, light alcoholic warmth in the finish. Not a bad one, but not very engaging.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small light brown head. Aroma of strong coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor of coffee, raosted malt, lactos, and vinous.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of ughsmash. Dark brown, nearly black with dark tan head that fades to ring. Very faint aroma, is all coffee and nothing else. initial flavor again coffee, with a very minute chocolate character. Little thin on the palate.
barleyPops (1138) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
picked up a bottle at JOhnís Grocery in Iowa City last week. nice aroma of bittersweet chocolate. nice look upon the pour of a dark chocolate brown with a tan head and some decent lace. flavor was more coffee than choc. though some of the bittersweet choc. was noted. decent but nothing special.