adnielsen (10437) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ French Broad. Pours a deep reddish appearance with a brown head. Coffee, bitter chocolate, and earth in the nose. Some anise in the flavor. Moderate bitterness. Chocolate. Fine.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with creamy off white head. Aroma is burnt coffee and a touch of chocolate. Burnt coffee and a touch of chocolate with roasted malt. Medium body with good carbonation.
DiarmaidBHK (4085) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Urban Orchard. Pours black with a khaki head. Big chocolate notes on the nose. Dry and dusty on the tongue. It’s like biting into a bar of baker’s chocolate which doesn’t sound good but in a beer context it is. Finishes clean.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Poured very dark with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma and flavor were chocolate, some coffee, hints of vanilla, a little ashy. Good sweet/bitter balance, finished dry. Mouthfeel creamy with a light body. Favorite thing I had at the brewery.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin brown head that quickly fades. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bitter hops that linger. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.