Gription79 (2653) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Very easy drinking, cannot tell this is 7%. Nice chocolate notes, floral, fruity hints, malty. This is one of the best in the LTD series that I have had.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear dark brown with a ruby tint, a small tan head, and some lacing.
smell is of some cocoa, roasted malt, and some prunes.
taste is somewhat watery, sweet malt, a slight amount of cocoa, a touch of coffee, and hops. ends a little bitter.
SSSteve (3972) - - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. deep brown with a small beige head. roasty, fruity aromas with nougat and tootsie rolls. flavor blends caramel and chocolate(toostie rolls) with fruity figgy hop character. kind of a big beer at 7% and leaves a warming finish that let’s its presence be known. medium full with a bit too much carbonation.
llcooldave (1168) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 Dark brown in the glass. Nice coffee and dark cocoa aroma. Flavor is similar to the aroma and the lager yeast gives it a nice crispness. Overall, a tasty brew. Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing!
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours dark brown, letting no light through. Not much of a head, but a ring of tan froth around the edges and a few tan swirls looking down.
Aroma: Roasted malt, slight wet dog, walnuts, chocolate.
Taste: Roasted and toasty malt, spicy hops, a little sour twang in the middle. A touch of coffee. Finishes with long roast and hop spice.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Pretty tasty, very bold, and a great edition to this craft lager series.
SudsMcDuff (6948) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a very dark brown .. light head, dies down alot .. . chocolate, coffee, nuts and light bran .. . mild but assertive mouth .. . quite a nice bock, hides the abv very well! .. . .
.. . . i’m a grown ass man!!
- with a sunshine on your belly!?!
kidmartinek (3863) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark black pour with a raspberry tint. The head is red stained tan and settles to a thin film. The aroma is misty cocoa malt. The flavor is ripe plum and roasty cocoa malt. Soft on the palate and finishes like cherry and.dark chocolate.
blutt59 (6247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, dark brown khaki colored pour with roasted chocolate aroma, flavor is well balanced chocolate , some roasted pecans, cinnamon, good balance and finish
kevinator (1437) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting and pleasant. Nice aroma of malt, coffee and a little chocolate. Nice chocolate color with a small head that was gone in a flash. Smooth palate that was a little creamy. The initial taste was of coffee and chocolate malts, not artificial. Later in the beer a bitter and burnt essence came out that was somewhat like licorice. Good but there are ones better.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Full Sail Pilsener Room in Portland, OR. Pours a deep brown, mostly black colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has some chocolate, grainy nuts, touches of dark fruit, a light roast and toast, and a light caramel. Flavor is similar. Nutty, somewhat grainy, lightly sweetened chocolate and caramel up front before some toast, touches of earth, and a few dark fruits come in. Roasts come out more towards the end as this finishes clean, malty, and dry with a very light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-full, rounded and soft body with a creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty tasty beer. Nice chocolate and roast notes in a smooth, creamy, easy drinking body. Not bad.