78samh (249) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle pours dark brown, almost black with a little tan head that sticks around a while. Aroma is sweet, dark roasted malts. Taste is very stout-like with roasted malt and coffee flavors. A little burnt toast and oak. Kinda dry and very bold with moderate bitterness. I really like this beer! One of my new favorite winter ales.
jsnicholas (518) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 Can (12oz $3): Dark brown with tan head. Smell roasted malts. Taste roasted chocolate followed by some bitterness. subtle spice. Well balanced.
Update: 1/4/2015 Just liked it more this time and wanted to adjust the score acoringly. Seems like a full bodied brown ale.
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hazy dark brown with golden highlights and s thick creamy ecru head. Milk chocolate, light roast, pig manure. A nice hoppy porter. Maybe some spicy nuances as I get further through it.
jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Beerman6686. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, pine, dried citrus, chai, cinnamon cookie, light winter spices and grassy earth. Medium body.
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by Bob. Lightly sweet malt and some alcohol, and the hop presence is noticeable. Solid beer.
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Does a beer drank in an Appalachian Trail shelter taste better. Damn right. Pours a just dark brown with a big tan head. Scent is grain, booze, with a hint of spicy. Flavor is excellent bittersweet blend. Medium heavy body with lots of life. Can - Trade from CaptainHook
stoutmaster1 (1) - - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good hearty flavor, dark Carmel color, rich and hoppy. A great winter ale for a cold night.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by Bob - thanks! Dense cola pour. Dark fruit and chocolate malty nose. Semi-sweet taste. Smooth. Nice.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Bomber. Trade. No date. Tulip glass. 60-65 degrees. Subtle aromas of dark dried fruit, chocolate, coffee, roasted marshmallow, roasted nuts and spice. Flavors of roasted malt, roasted coffee, roasted NUTS and spice. Medium weight, lower creamy carbonation, medium-long finish.. Lingering flavors are best.. Roasted malt, roasted nuts, bitter coffee and bitter chocolate last for about 60+ secs! Nice! Overall, subdued aromatics, with nice roasty, toasty malt flavors, with strong bitterness and a balanced mouthfeel and good lingering flavors.. I'm definitely enjoying this more and more with each sip... Not a brash in your face beer, though more one of grace, balance and lasting impression. I can imagine this would be awesome aged in bourbon barrels. Glad I got to try this.. Needs time in the glass to open..
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a almost black with a small white head. Aroma is chocolate malt with some deep roast but also a nice hop. Flavor is more of the roasted malt with a surprisingly hoppy backbone. Finish is a little sweet and bitter. Decent winter warmer. None of the flavors really overpowers the other but they are all there.