drfabulous (6553) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Dark black body. Tan head. Chocolate up front followed by a hoppy build. Roasty. Veyr nice.
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bitbucket, murky dark brown color with nice roast coffee and cocoa aroma, flavor is malty brown sugar and coffee, chocolate, nice
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this beer and for 5000 for sending me another bottle of it.
The beer pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and chocolate with some nice cream notes mixed in as well. The flavor is similar. The beer is very chocolatey tasting and there is also a nice amount of roasted malt. There is also a little bit of mint in the flavor, which goes well with the other flavors. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Fremont. Nose is toasted and roasted grains, earth, chocolate, light dark malty sweetness, and spicy floral hops. Dark auburn, thin to no head. Chocolate malts, roasted and toasted husky grains, earthy bitterness, peppery and floral hops in finish. A little thinner than other winter warmers, but I like that it could almost be sessionable. Solid beer.
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber) rich dark brown with dark tan bubbles. Nose of cream, gingerbread, toasty, sweet, graham cracker. Taste is toasty, sweet, gingerbread, anise, spicy, medium body and rich linger.
BuckeyeBoy (5962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours out a brown with some ruby highlights topped with a small tan head. nose is roast some sweet malts and a caramel. Taste is more of the roast malts sweetness and rich malts.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 22oz bomber from Elise. Opaque brown-black. Thin beige head. Mellow mouthfeel, subdued carbonation. Chocolate and caramel tones dominate, with a nice well rounded hop bill offering balance and depth. Chewy dark Brown Ale. A mellow beast, this is quite malt forward for a West Coaster. Some piny gingerbread, toffee. Subtle and unique. Some syrupy black malt tones, some brown sugar. A lot going on, but the tastes really merge together.
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.
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can - pour is dark ruby, almost black - substantial, dense, off-white head - nose of toffee, hazelnut, tobacco, dried fruit, a hint of smoke - pretty intense flavor profile - equal parts sweet, toasty, and bitter - dark bread, toffee, roasted nuts - wintery spice profile, which is impressive, since there are not spices used - a bit of tobacco - lightly warming alcohol - spicy, moderately bitter finish - I am very much enjoying this.
VastActiv (5667) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015 Tap at Fremont Brewing, Seattle. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Very hoppy and actually reminds of Plevnan Siperia.